Tented camps are fast becoming the world’s best resorts

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They’re popping up everywhere, from Mexico to Laos—and luxury travelers can’t get enough. Here’s why.

At one point in the mid-2010s, “glamping” became a four-letter word.

A sudden boom in upscale tented accommodations—which ultimately felt neither glamorous nor like camping—saw the trend go from boom to bust as quickly as spaghetti donuts and ramen burgers.

But now, glamping is back, and the glamour factor is through the canvas roof.

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Costa Rica has run on only renewable energy so far this year

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Costa Rica has managed to produce all of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight.  The country hasn’t had to burn fossil fuels to supply the grid with electricity so far in 2015, a stretch that has never been previously attained by any nation, according to the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE).   Continue reading… “Costa Rica has run on only renewable energy so far this year”

Incredible Rare Silver Beetle Photographed in Costa Rica

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These amazing silver beetles can be found in Costa Rica,  and were photographed by Frenchman Roland Seitre.

They look like tiny toys you’d find in a Christmas cracker – but these incredible silver beetles are the real deal. The shell of extraordinary futuristic-looking creatures, which measure around an inch in length, dazzles in the stunning metallic color. (Pics)

 

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Researchers Evaluate Costa Rica’s Mysterious Stone Spheres

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John Hoopes and his colleagues recently evaluated ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica for UNESCO

The ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica were made world-famous by the opening sequence of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” when a mockup of one of the mysterious relics nearly crushed Indiana Jones.  So perhaps John Hoopes is the closest thing at the University of Kansas to the movie action hero.

 

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