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Japan’s New Year’s symbols of prosperity

Bluefields Bay, at 7,413 acres the country’s largest marine reserve, has seen fish, waterfowl and other wildlife return since fishing villagers lobbied for its creation in 2009. Invasive lionfish can still be caught legally; try them sauteed at Bluefields Bay Villas, which also serves locally made jams and organic produce.

Uncommon Envy: Bluefields Bay Villas, Jamaica

His uncommon travels have taken him to some truly remarkable corners of our home region (and beyond), of course, but somehow JA’s charms have eluded him. I’m not sure why, but I’m guessing that all the sprawling mega-resorts, faux-local bars and tripe touristy attractions most commonly identified with the island’s tourism product keep his compass pointing in other directions. This place, I think, might change his course in 2013…