Relaxing in San Jose, Costa Rica

Relaxing in San Jose, Costa Rica

My research on things to do in San Jose was probably the most dismal of any city I've ever visited. Blog posts with titles like "San Jose: The Capital City with Nothing to See" seemed to be in the majority and the lists of recommendations on TripAdvisor were pitiful, at best. And to be completely [...]

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Playa del Coco | Costa Rica

Playa del Coco | Costa Rica

To end our trip in Costa Rica, we booked three nights in Playa del Coco, a coastal beach town on the Pacific side in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. To get there from La Fortuna, we splurged to take the private van service, booked through our hotel. It cost about $50 a person but [...]

La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

A four-hour bus ride, winding through the mountains north of San Jose sits the stunning city of La Fortuna, home to the famous Arenal Volcano of Costa Rica. It's a haven for hiking and nature lovers, with an endless supply of fun activities and entertainment to enjoy. Accommodation: Hotel Campos Arenal This hotel is an [...]

Scuba Diving in Paradise | Roatán

Scuba Diving in Paradise | Roatán

https://youtu.be/EDG-2c8AP7Y A family vacation at a scuba diving resort in the Caribbean was an incredible way to ring in the New Year. We flew to Anthony's Key Resort on the island of Roatán on New Years Eve and spent the next week scuba diving, swimming and enjoying getting out of freezing Minnesota temperatures. This trip [...]

Falling in Love with Roatán, Honduras

Falling in Love with Roatán, Honduras

January of 2015 left me the glorious opportunity of embarking on a week long excursion in Roatán, an island off the coast of Honduras, for a one week scuba diving/coral reef ecology study abroad course. After only scuba diving in lakes and rock quarries, the promise of scuba diving in warm ocean waters amongst dolphins, sharks [...]