US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 7: A family comes home
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US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 7: A family comes home

Karl Kahler - June 10, 2015

SAN JOSE — How many Costa Rican border cops does it take to inspect two urns containing the ashes of your mother and father? Seven, it turns out.…

US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 6: Random nudity and naked greed
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US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 6: Random nudity and naked greed

Karl Kahler - June 9, 2015

GRANADA, Nicaragua — We were three-quarters of the way through El Salvador on the Inter-American Highway Tuesday when we saw the naked woman on the shoulder. She…

US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 5: El Salvador short cut
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US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 5: El Salvador short cut

Karl Kahler - June 8, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A few miles short of the El Salvador border Monday, three men on two motorcycles started chasing us. Carjackers? Armed robbers? Kidnappers?…

US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 4: Hello, Guatemala
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US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 4: Hello, Guatemala

Karl Kahler - June 7, 2015

QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala — The first half-hour into Chiapas, I thought my finger would cramp from taking so many pictures. My brother and I have been impressed by…

US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 3: Is Mexico safe?
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US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 3: Is Mexico safe?

Karl Kahler - June 6, 2015

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico — Another day, another 831 km. My road trip with my brother from Arkansas to Costa Rica has provoked some commentary on Facebook, not all of…

US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 2: Oh, Mexico
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US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 2: Oh, Mexico

Karl Kahler - June 5, 2015

TAMPICO, Mexico — The day started in Sinton, Texas, on a creepy note when someone knocked on our Motel 6 door at 5:30 a.m., jolting my brother…

Road trip! Driving to Costa Rica — from Arkansas
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Road trip! Driving to Costa Rica — from Arkansas

Karl Kahler - June 4, 2015

SINTON, Texas — Two thousand, eight hundred seventy-eight miles — that’s the number Google generates when I map San José, Costa Rica, and click “Get Driving Directions”…

Driving in Costa Rica: Do you know the way out of San José?
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Driving in Costa Rica: Do you know the way out of San José?

Karl Kahler - May 12, 2015

SANTA ELENA, Puntarenas — Do one thing every day that scares you, they say. So today I drove to Monteverde to go bungee-jumping. But it’s not the…

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Nature Air: Can’t beat the view

Robert Isenberg - April 11, 2015

Small planes, big windows, short flights, epic scenery – these are the qualities that make Nature Air so fun to fly. During a recent flight from Bocas…

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Monologues on a bus

Robert Isenberg - March 31, 2015

(The following is an excerpt from Isenberg’s longer essay, “The Autobus Diaries,” which first appeared in Medium. The full story will appear in his forthcoming book, “The…