Posts tagged backpacking
Alex and Olivia in Casco Viejo

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.

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Fall in Love with Belize

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:

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6 Things You Must Do in Monteverde, Costa Rica

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?

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