This winter, we jetted off to Costa Rica for a few days to celebrate my husband’s milestone birthday. It was our third trip to CR and the first that wasn’t a hiking trip. Previously, we had visited the Arenal rainforest in 2013 and the cloud forest in 2017. This time, we chose to have aContinue reading “Third time’s the charm: ATVing, a beach pig, and sailing in Costa Rica”
Category Archives: Costa Rica
Visiting Monteverde, the cloud forest of Costa Rica
Most people may think of hot weather and the beach when they think of Costa Rica, but that is only one aspect of the many environments in this diverse country.
Exploring Arenal: Hanging Bridges, Volcano National Park, and the Arenal Observatory Lodge
During our recent trip to Costa Rica in mid-February, we spent several days exploring the area around Arenal Volcano. Visiting that area of Costa Rica was a no-brainer for us. Some of my favorite memories from our Hawaii trips also involved volcanoes: driving up Haleakala in Maui, getting above the clouds at sunset on MaunaContinue reading “Exploring Arenal: Hanging Bridges, Volcano National Park, and the Arenal Observatory Lodge”
From the beaches to the rain forests of Costa Rica
After a stressful day getting to Costa Rica, we were ready to spend our first full day in country. We awoke at dawn for a walk on the beach and saw flocks of pelicans fishing in the ocean by dive-bombing into the water. What an amazing sight. After breakfast, we were ready for a leisurelyContinue reading “From the beaches to the rain forests of Costa Rica”
You can’t get there from here, Costa Rica edition
On paper, it seemed like a great idea to plan a trip to a warm destination like Costa Rica during the month of February. February in New England is dreary, cold, and miserable. You only get about 9 hours of daylight. And after two years of nearly snowless winters, what were the chances that aContinue reading “You can’t get there from here, Costa Rica edition”
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