extended family vacation

Why We Decided to Take an Extended Family Vacation

Well, here we are. As I’m writing this we are driving back to Tamarindo for an overnight stay. Then we are off to Liberia in the morning to head to the airport. It has been swell, Costa Rica. We have really enjoyed our extended family vacation. Some of the links within this post are affiliate…

Costa Rica during the rainy season

Why Costa Rica During The Rainy Season is Best!

Have you ever considered taking an adventurous vacation to Costa Rica? Do you dream of the warm beaches, tropical rainforests, delicious coffee, and incredible surf? If you do, you have probably only researched taking this trip during the high season to escape the winter. While the northern hemisphere is enjoying summer, Central and South Americans…

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Why You Should Sign Up for Amazon Prime!

It’s that time of year again! It’s like Christmas, but Christmas in July! Except this is better, because it is almost Amazon Prime Day! If you own a smartphone, computer or any sort of advertising device like say a car radio, you KNOW what Amazon Prime Day is! Advertising is everywhere! But maybe you live…

what we learned in our second month of blogging

What We Learned in Our Second Month of Blogging

Happy Canada Day fellow Canadians! Another month has come and gone, and it’s time to share what we learned in our second month of blogging. We are well into rainy season, here in Costa Rica. The locals tell us that the Indian Summer comes in July, and brings drier days. Fingers crossed for that, because…

Apps for travelers

My Favorite Apps for Travelers

In the past two months, I’ve accumulated quite a few apps on my phone. Some I keep, a lot I delete. But the majority of what I search for, are the best apps for travelers. I am always looking for apps that simplify, and automate, to make our lives easier while traveling. Especially when wifi…

How To Create A Blog

Create a Blog (in 30 Minutes or Less!)

Maybe youโ€™re a new mom (like me), and want to start sharing your daily musings of the newest addition(s) to your growing family. Or perhaps you are embarking on an epic adventure, and want to document your travels (also like me), and have been thinking about starting a blog. I’m going to show you how…

Los Pargos – Off the Beaten Path Surf Town

Los Pargos is a very small surf town, about 30 minutes south of Tamarindo which is the main tourist town on the Pacific coast. We opted to spend our first few days somewhere quiet as it was the weekend, and we had just traveled 10 hours on a red-eye. It was perfectly quiet, and the…

Backpacking through Cuba

Backpacking Through Cuba – My Top 5 Tips

It’s been well over a year since Brett and I went backpacking through Cuba for our honeymoon. I still reminisce about mojitos and the pristine Caribbean beaches. However, those were definitely not my favorite parts of the trip.   Some of the links within this post are affiliate links. At no additional cost or inconvenience…

first month of blogging

First Month of Blogging- What We Learned

The month of May has come and gone, and this blogging journey has been an eye opening experience. In this post, I want to share what we’ve learned in our first month of blogging. Perhaps I can shed light on what to expect if you are just starting out. Some of the links within this…