Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Hiding in plain sight

The coolest activity to do – and not for the faint of heart – is a night tour with the Bug Lady in Drake Bay, Costa Rica with the sole purpose of seeing and learning about things that go creeping … Continue reading

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The unexpected joy of young travel companions

We usually travel alone.  Sometimes a friend or two will join us, but we rarely have child companions.  That may be due to a lack of confidence on our parts.  Would we be their best travel companions?  Anticipating a trip … Continue reading

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We don’t know what we don’t know

No matter how we tried to juggle our travel schedule there was a gap.  A 5-day stay at La Paloma Lodge in Drake Bay, Costa Rica included 2 excursions.  One was a snorkeling trip in the open ocean that we … Continue reading

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Where we saw 3 monkey species, a garlic tree, and swam in a waterfall

We traveled to many of the U.S. National Parks for their magnificent scenery.  If we think all national parks are alike, consider Corcovado National Park, located on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, and compare it to Everglades National Park in … Continue reading

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The trip of a lifetime (depending on who you ask)

We promised to take our grandchildren on a memorable trip with us.  Their parents were not invited.  We wanted this to be a trip (we hoped) they’d remember the rest of their lives. We gave the trips with our grandchildren … Continue reading

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Our Best of the Best #2: favorite places to stay and cities for good food

Deciding what has been our best in almost every category involved a lot of discussion with a few notable exceptions: one was “favorite places to stay” and another “cities for good food”. We knew exactly what those would be, no … Continue reading

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Pause…take a break…and start up again

Who wants a vacation to end? We never felt our one-week vacations from years past were long enough. We tried two weeks, then moved to three. When three weeks was not enough, we planned our just-finished (wildly extravagant in time) … Continue reading

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Finding birds

Where are the birds we wondered? We saw very few bird species in Japan, China, and Vietnam.  Of those few, we could identify only 6 species that were new to us. Pathetic! We had looked for birds but not in … Continue reading

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