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Basic Travel Tips for Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Travel Tips

Basic Travel Tips for Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a wonderful country with friendly people. But like traveling anywhere, having a little information ahead of time can help you avoid problems and make sure you have a great time on your vacation. Here are some basic travel tips for Costa Rica: What to Bring Costa Rica is […]

Arenal, La Fortuna
Costa Rica, Destinations

Arenal, La Fortuna

Arenal / La Fortuna is one of my favorite places to go in Costa Rica. To me it is the quintessential Costa Rica. It is green, green, green. It has a perfect volcano and a perfect waterfall. It is chock-full of wildlife, both on the ground and in the air. […]

Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Destinations

Costa Rica

I have a long, loving history with Costa Rica, and I’ve traveled there more than 20 times in the past 12 years. When I fly over San Jose and see those rolling rich green peaks and valleys, my heart leaps. When I step into a rainforest, I feel like I […]

San Francisco
California, Destinations

San Francisco

San Francisco My husband had to attend a conference in San Francisco, and luckily I was able to tag along. To make it even better, we added a couple of extra days to the front of the trip so we could visit the northern California wine country. (Click here to see that […]

Northern California Wine Country
California, Destinations

Northern California Wine Country

For better or worse, we arrived in California at the same time as El Niño. Our plan included a 4-hour flight followed by a relaxing lunch in a nice restaurant and a 1 1/2 hour drive to the northern California wine country. But it was one of those travel days where nothing went as planned. […]

Miami, Florida
Destinations, Florida

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida (aka Party City!) For me, Miami is the perfect getaway. It gives me the feel of being somewhere exotic without the hassles of a long flight. The warm weather, palm trees, Latin music, fresh seafood, expansive beach, and happy people put me in a party mood as soon as […]