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Costa Rica: Day 11 – The Road to Arenal

Though we spent 10 days at our villa, I wasn’t ready to leave. However. I was really really excited about fulfilling my lifelong dream of seeing a live volcano. In person. The road promised to be a bit adventurous, as roads in Costa Rica tend to be. But I found it to be more lovely… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 11 – The Road to Arenal

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Costa Rica: Day 9 – The Best Day

[Psst: Hey Dad! I took this picture with that new lens. Cool, huh?] We tried to go snorkeling our next to last day in Playa Hermosa, but missed the boat by a few minutes. So instead we decided to find Guaitil, an artisans’ village where a native group of people fire pottery in the Chorotega… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 9 – The Best Day

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Costa Rica: Day 8 – Canopy Tour

An exhilirating way to enjoy the awesomeness of Costa Rica is a Canopy Tour. The one we took  – Witch’s Rock Canopy Tour – was a series of zip lines, ladders, trails and hanging bridges way high up in the tops of the trees. While we didn’t get to see Witch’s Rock, it was still… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 8 – Canopy Tour

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Costa Rica: Day 5 – Rincon de la Vieja

(One of the coolest!!) Never did I expect to spend a day where the earth steams, burps and weeps. But it does at Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja. This national park covers 55 sq miles around a massive volcano (the book says it has nine craters!) and promises an abundance of wildlife along… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 5 – Rincon de la Vieja

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Costa Rica: Days 4, 6, 7, 8 & 10 – Viva la Beaches

It would have been nice to spend Inaugaration Day, say, in the U.S., but it was pretty great watching President Obama get sworn in from, say, the edge of a plunge pool under a palm tree. And so Day 4 launched us into a new Americanism and started our string of (many) beaches. Jump through… Continue reading Costa Rica: Days 4, 6, 7, 8 & 10 – Viva la Beaches

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Costa Rica: Day 3 – The Waiver Road

It goes without saying that one day of complete relaxation was essential before embarking on more adventures. Though we didn’t realize that our plan to see Santa Rosa National Park would be one. This park, near Liberia on the Pan-American Highway, offered some trails, a historic Hacienda, and an illicit runway built by Oliver North… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 3 – The Waiver Road