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Category: Sweet Dreams

Destination Inspiration: Vieques, Puerto Rico

I love Puerto Rico for a quick, easy and relaxing winter escape. Because of the ease of travel (no passport, yay!), the quick and cheap direct flights, the great food and culture, Puerto Rico remains a top of the list destination. For those willing to go a bit off the beaten path (but still keep […]

Hidden Gem: Zimbali Retreat Jamaica

Most visitors to tropical islands like Jamaica book their vacations at all-inclusive or large resorts where they rarely need to leave the grounds for the duration of thier vacation. For those of you who want a chance to experience authentic Jamaican countryside, culture, food and people I highly recommend you ditch the chain all-inclusives and […]

Bosque del Cabo EcoResort

The Osa Peninsula is in the south of Costa Rica and is most accessible by plane (Nature Air or Sansa). Although it requires extra effort to reach this area the peninsula remains almost completely wild with the bulk of the area being taken up by Corcovado Park. Here the waters of the Gulfo Dulce and […]

Sweet Dreams: El Sol Monteverde

Driving in Costa Rica, while a bit of a bumpy ride, affords some stunning views of rural life. The road to Monteverde offers endless beautiful and pristine pastorale countryside. The cows perched along high roadsides, the endless rolling green hills mixed with clouds, the lack of anything commercial – all so gorgeous. We traveled the […]

Destination Inspiration: Arenal, Costa Rica

The La Fortuna area is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica – for good reason! It is home to Arenal Volcano, a dramatic and commanding volcano visible from the entire area. It also has some wonderful choices of activities and accommodations. Must-Sees: 1. Proyecto Asis – A Wildlife Rescue Center which is […]

Quick Trip: Nature Escape San Jose

Even if you have limited time in Costa Rica you can still experience much of what the country has to offer very nearby to the country’s capital and major airport in San Jose. Costa Rica’s emphasis on Ecotourism means that Monkeys, Toucans, Waterfalls, Volcanoes… they are all available within spitting distance of SJO!! This area […]

Destination Inspiration: Costa Rica

Overview Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for all types of travelers. The climate is warm and stable, it is safe and English is spoken all over, (US dollars are even accepted most places). Everywhere you turn there are natural wonders to behold and it is easy to avoid over commercialized areas. Ticos (Costa Ricans) […]

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