The best time to visit Panama and Costa Rica depends on the weather, your budget, and how you prefer to spend your time on vacation.
Why Costa Rica? This ecologically-rich country offers travelers everything from beautiful beaches to erupting volcanos. There’s something for everyone!
Whether you prefer volcanos, surfing, beaches or canopy bridges, Costa Rica has something for everyone.
You can find surfing, wildlife and family vacations in Costa Rica. Ryan almost went once for the surfing and now he’s planning to see the wildlife.
I met Casey during my last week in Colombia. More than a decade earlier, he had left the United States to start his own business in Central America, which surprised me considering how he seemed about my age! In the interview below, he talks about his move to Costa Rica after college, how the country […]
Two nights ago I met up with my friend Stefan for some deep dish pizza and travel stories. We had only hung out once prior, in Santa Elena, Costa Rica about two years ago. Santa Elena is the little town outside the popular Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. No, the guy in the photo above is […]
The following journal excerpts were written in Cahuita, Costa Rica on Monday, May 16, 2005: 7:41 am I saw some hummingbirds earlier. I was chilling in a hammock. Senses fully awake: Sight – the palms, sky, clouds, morning sun Hearing – the crashing ocean waves, birds chirping Taste – the salty air Smell – the […]
Ian over at Brave New Traveler has thrown down the gauntlet for funniest travel photos, in the form of a contest. Without further ado, I share my top five most hilarious travel photos. Were it not for this contest, these shots would’ve remained far away from being highlighted here! 1. The Snorkeler (Belize, 2006) I’m […]
The following journal entry was written Saturday, May 14, 2005 in Costa Rica: 6:42 am I’m awaiting the pick-up by Exploradores Outdoors to go rafting for the day on the Pacuare River. I’m trying not to be anxious that it’s past 6:30 am, though if the tour company knows they have a person to pick […]
I wrote the following journal entry on Sunday, May 15, 2005: 4:50 pm Kendall, Canadian girl I met at the hostel in San Jose. I was in the common room, reading and watching TV. She was seated opposite me; I couldn’t help but notice her nice, tan legs as she sat with one leg over […]