It’s no secret that coffee is one of Nicaragua’s largest exports. The rich volcanic soil is among the world’s most fertile and, kissed by a warm climate, nurtures vast expanses of plantations. The coffee beans are actually seeds of the berries that grow on the coffea plant. The seeds are extracted the berries, dried, and roasted before they are shipped to your friendly local barista.
“They look so isolated from the world and its turmoil— so tranquil, so dreamy, so steeped in slumber and eternal repose.” –Mark Twain, on seeing the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas on Ometepe Island […]
Sometimes called “La Gran Sultana,” or The Grand Sultan, for its Moorish-Andalusian aura, Granada is one of Central America’s best-preserved cities. Its setting on Lake Nicaragua is stunning, and its colonial-era buildings do, in fact, […]
Greece is no stranger to cuisine. In fact, it was a Greek, Archestratos, who wrote the first cookbook in history, in 320 B.C. Today, the Mediterranean diet consistently wins praise for its proven health benefits. […]
Ancient poet Homer praised the Greek island of Corfu as “rich and beautiful.” About 2,500 years later, the Ionian Sea gem still boasts plenty to rhapsodize about. Inland, the rolling countryside is home to quaint […]
Fiery passion. The fine wines of Rioja. Architecture that ranges from traditional Moorish arches and soaring Gothic spires to the surreal works of Gaudi. Cuisine with deep roots in the sea and on land. Wide […]