Tag Archives: TRAVEL.

Back to Long Beach

It was only and hour in the air, and there I was. Why, then, has it taken me nine years to return to that not-so-little city that holds a huge piece of my heart and still gives my tummy butterfly … Continue reading

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Getting cozy in The Jewel Box | Capitola, Calif.

On a weekend in January, when the waves should have been too cold to trample into and the sun should have been hidden in a misty haze, four girlfriends and I held ourselves up in a little beach town and … Continue reading

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Roaming Nicaragua

I fell in love with Nicaragua early in the morning. We hopped on a bus in Playa del Coco, Costa Rica, long before sunrise. We were the first to be picked up, the first to meet our guide, Marco, and our … Continue reading

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Roadtrip to the Jungle | Costa Rica

Mostly, we drove quietly to the rainforest. Watching the wind blow the palms outside. Watching the clothes lines zoom by. Watching the already lush countryside turn even more green, thick and tropical. Because we were a small group — only … Continue reading

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My Costa Rican neighborhood

I like that I’ve been home from Costa Rica for two weeks, and it still feels fresh in my mind. I hate when you return to normal life after something amazing and it starts to fade into dream mode. If … Continue reading

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I spy … monkeys and crocodiles on my boat | Costa Rica

^^ Wild monkeys hopped into our boat looking for food. It had been five weeks since they’d made an appearance during these boat tours, so we felt extra special. ^^^^ Crocodiles always on the prowl ^^^^ Iguanas populate the treetops … Continue reading

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Swimming in the falls | Costa Rica

^^ Softs water spots on the lens. Can you see the rainbow?^^At the waterfall, a list: 1. Pull off the Pan American Highway and park in a dirt lot. 2. Use the back row of the van to change into … Continue reading

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