• 6 Ways Costa Rica is Leading Ecotourism

    Ecotourism in Costa Rica

    If the Irish hadn’t claimed green as their national color in the early 1600’s with the birth of St Patrick’s Day, the honor could have easily been given to Costa Rica. With the unique diversity the country offers, it should come as no surprise that Costa Rica promotes tourism that is sustainable in the long run. […]

  • Family Vacation: A Phrase With Many Phases

    Family Vacation: A Phrase With Many Phases

    There are 4 phases in a typical family vacation. Learn how to spot them, manage them, and prepare for your best family vacation yet.

  • Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Review

    Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Review

    Coffee, or café, is a way of life in Costa Rica. I’m not talking about jogging to Starbucks every morning for a mocha frappa-whatever. When I say “Costa Rica” and “coffee” in the same sentence, I’m referring to a cultural, agricultural, and economic history that gives the Rich Coast one of its many distinct flavors. Located […]

  • My Manuel Antonio Whale Watching Adventure

    My Costa Rica Whale Watching Adventure

    Hola! It’s a beautiful time here in Costa Rica! The rains have come for an extended visit, but I don’t mind. If you ask me, this is one of the best times to visit the Rich Coast. It is less crowded and it’s easier to pay attention to your surroundings. Even the major tourist spots […]

  • Destination Spotlight: Tortuguero

    Destination Spotlight: Tortuguero

    If you’re the type to spend an entire day Netflix-ing your way through National Geographic specials, Tortuguero might be for you. If you’ve accrued a large collection of glass turtle figurines and collectibles at any point in your life, Tortuguero might be for you. If you’ve ever owned a “Save the Manatees!” t-shirt, Tortuguero might […]

  • Discovering Wellness in Costa Rica

    Discover Your Happy Place in Costa Rica

    Close your eyes. Now chant with me: “Oooohhhmmmm. Ohhhmmmm. Ohhhmmmmmm” …  Are you in your happy place yet? Yeah, me neither. As the chaos of life forges on without ever seeming to break, it can be hard to find the time or place to get in touch with yourself. You may not think that you’re […]

  • Meet Izzy

    The birds are calling their daybreak song but I am already awake. I rise with my surroundings. The Earth begins to warm as I watch the sun take control of the sky, and I can hardly comprehend the beauty that surrounds me.  The balmy morning mist feels like a kind hug from an old friend. I […]