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Costa Rica

The Fogo Island Inn, Canada.

Global

Dream merchants: The future of hotels has arrived

Lance Richardson In the 21st century, 'hospitality' is taking on new colours, writes Lance Richardson.

Costa Rica

Cute overload: the sloth sanctuary

Sloth sanctuary

Life is sweet once the gates open at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary, one of few in the world specialising in the study of these famously sedentary and solitary mammals.

Central America

Riders in the storm

A keel-billed toucan.

The ultimate cross-country challenge takes Lance Richardson on a two-wheel adventure from the Pacific to the Caribbean.

Costa Rica

Where ants in pants can make you scream

Ants

Shaney Hudson THE jungle is full of dangerous creatures.

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Cutest creatures: baby sloths

Sloth sanctuary

The Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary was founded in 1992 by a Costa Rican named Luis Arroyo and his US wife, Judy Avey.

Map of Costa Rica

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Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

 Familie van Veldhuizen-Marckelbach In Memoriam Facebook page

ANNIE DANG 4:03pm | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

30 Jul | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

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