I fell in love with travel when I started exploring alone. It forced me to face myself: my harshest critic. I discovered aspects of my soul and personality I never knew existed, because I was too busy searching for flaws.
I learned to trust myself, stay true to myself, and maybe even slightly appreciate myself. I guess that’s not unheard of: finding your strength when you are alone.
Traveling just to see friends and family is new for me, believe it or not. I've gotten really good at traveling alone and sometimes forget what it feels like to have large company. But that was the primary focus for the next portion of our adventure. Alex’s cousin Veronica and her husband Ben were in Casco Viejo (Casco Antiguo) for the month of April and our 15-hour trek across the border from Costa Rica was perfectly scheduled just to see them.Read More
Here is my first hand experience of how to get from SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport to Puerto Viejo, connecting in San Jose, by bus.Read More
Belize was never a destination that was on my immediate to-go list but a few months ago a small murmur “go to Belize, go to Belize…” kept nagging me. I’m so glad I listened to that voice! From the jungles, the Mayan history, beaches and friendly people, it is one of my favorite countries I’ve been to. If you’re thinking of going to Belize or haven’t ever thought about it before, put Belize on your list and fall in love with these gems:Read More
Aside from the beach, of course, Monteverde is one of my favorite places to go to when visiting Costa Rica. We all know about the amazing cloud forest that everyone comes to experience, but what else is there?Read More
Here's how to visit the Nauyaca Waterfalls in Costa Rica for $8!Read More
Avoid hold ups at the airport security line and when traveling. Here are my five tips to help you travel light!Read More
Enjoy these photos from my time volunteering at Blue Osa Yoga Resort + Spa in Costa Rica.Read More
Read how I figured out how to get to Puerto Jimenez from San Jose using Costa Rica’s public transportation / bus system. (Includes clear directions for you to follow)Read More
Canoeing down the Delaware river with a night camping — and a bear scare!Read More
The sun was lowering and the sky transformed into beautiful shades of orange and yellow. The three of us stood there knowing there will never be such a thing as just another sunset here.Read More