Eco-Travel Tales From Central America

If you’ve been shopping for a vacation destination lately, you have probably come across the term "eco-tourism". Brochures – made from recycled paper of course -  entice guests with panoramic views from private lounge chairs on teak-decked terraces. Zip lines traverse deep gorges over the rainforest canopy while Howler monkeys frolick in their natural habitat. These venues boast of private reserves, diverse ecosystems and an opportunity to experience nature in unprecedented fashion....more

Longest underwater cave system discovered in Florida

Space: the final frontier, right? Probably. But a couple of cave divers from the nonprofit Woodsville Karst Plain Project (http://www.gue.com/Expeditions/WKPP/index.html) recently showed there's exploration to be done right under our feet. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, divers recently discovered a 28-mile-long underground link between two cave areas. That turns out to be the longest underwater cave system in North America! ...more