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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…

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…

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…

My MUST HAVE Travel Essentials with a Baby

Baby Travel Essentials- My MUST HAVES

Jack is a social butterfly. He loves meeting new people, and the Ticas of Costa Rica absolutely adore him! Traveling with a baby is daunting, but I couldn’t do it without my baby travel essentials! Some of the links within this post are affiliate links. At no additional cost or inconvenience to you, I will…

Laguna de Arenal

Coast to Coast – Tamarindo to Limon

It is not very often you can say that you have seen the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in one day. Even less often can you say that after having driven from the Pacific to the Caribbean. Some of the links within this post are affiliate links. At no additional cost or inconvenience to…