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Turning Cattle Feed Into Wine

Roatan Divemaster and Honduran Engineer Team Up To Market Cashew Libation When Ryan Saunders, a Canadian divemaster, contacted Carlos Talavera, a Honduran biochemical engineer, in June 2011 to request samples of Talavera’s cashew fruit wine, which he first heard about

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Garifuna Bracelet Project

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When I first arrived on Roatan, I heard that the Garifuna women on the East End of the island have no way to support themselves as their men are out to sea for months at a time.  50,000 beads, 5

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Car Caper Fandango

This true tale is long…. sit back, pour yourself an adult beverage and enjoy the ride…. Hair Raising Thrills… High Speed Adventure…. Buying A Car In Honduras It started innocently enough… I love to drive. I love to drive stick

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The Color of Success

Today’s jewelry market has changed in a variety of ways. First, let’s take a look at some current trends. Over the last two years, many jewelers have relied heavily on two things: bead jewelry lines, like Pandora, and gold. Sales

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My Morning – If this were a movie, no one would believe it

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I tell you, I have just about had all I can take here. Women my age are taking cruises, going to the spa, shopping at Tiffany’s & visiting their grandchildren. Alas, not me. 6 am came as usual, except I

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Island Life on Roatan

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Island Life on Roatan, Honduras Penny first visited the Island of Roatan in 2000 & knew within days, this was where she wanted to enjoy the rest of her life. It took 3 trips to investigate & explore, then buy

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