Posts Tagged "panama"

pura vida yes, panama no

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in true life: arenal, true life: quepos, true life: san jose, true life: tamarindo | 18 comments

pura vida yes, panama no

Why, hello! As you may have noticed, I am officially back from ten days of Costa Rican bliss. I survived an action packed week of adventure travel and lived to tell the tale. First thing’s first: our itinerary, gasp!, changed. Originally, our plan was seven days in Costa Rica and three days in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Panama was just not in the cards for us. Things turned out more than ok–and more on that later–but I will tell you this, mainly as a warning: Nature Air is a cockamamie airline with cockamamie rules. On the day of our flight, we woke up at 4 AM and dragged...

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packing is for pros (and i just went up a notch)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in true life: arenal, true life: quepos, true life: san jose, true life: tamarindo | 4 comments

packing is for pros (and i just went up a notch)

OH, hi. I’m the romantic and I hate packing. I know, I know. It’s my usual pre-travel conundrum. But you try traveling with a boy who demands a carry on at all times! My life is hard. Please refer below for  Exhibit A: Packing Attempt 1.0: …why do I own so many horizontal stripes? I’d like to point out that upon taking this photo, I realized I had included less than half the undergarments required for a ten day vacation, the majority of which will be spent traipsing through the rainforest. I’m not sure exactly what a rainforest has to do with undergarments, but...

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thirty days to paradise

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in true life: arenal, true life: quepos, true life: san jose, true life: tamarindo | 33 comments

thirty days to paradise

HEY! GUESS WHAT? I just realized that today marks the official one month countdown to when the hubs and I depart for sunny (rainy?) Costa Rica & Panama. Pour yourself a glass of wine (or a cup of coffee, depending on where you are in this world) and let’s discuss what I’m most excited for, shall we? We shall. Life on a coffee plantation at Finca Rosa Blanca Full disclosure: I’m not a coffee drinker. When I have the teensiest bit of caffeine, my insides feel like they’re trying to get out of my body and I get a crazed look in my eye and I can’t sit still for...

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pura vida!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in true life: arenal, true life: quepos, true life: san jose | 2 comments

pura vida!

Happy Monday, travelers! Now that we’re (almost) out of the moving haze we’ve been living in for the past month, it’s time to focus on the important things in life. Who needs to be concerned about whether or not we have enough space to keep all of the hubs’s shoes when there’s a trip to plan!? (Just jooookes, hubs, your shoes can stay. THE GOLF CLUBS, on the other hand…) As you may recall, the hubs and I booked ten days in Panama and Costa Rica, and already things have changed. We did some research AFTER booking our airfare (hint: that’s not how...

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when travel plans change (and not because we’re drunk)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in inspiration & wanderlust | 4 comments

when travel plans change (and not because we’re drunk)

Want to know a secret? Hubs and I already have almost every weekend of our summer completely planned out. We’re those people. The biggest plan of all? Moving our annual 10-day trip from October up to July/August. Everyone agrees that traveling in the off-season will save you money and you’ll hit less crowds. Unfortunately–and maybe this is a sign of growing up?–a summer trip made more sense for our work schedules. The fall is an insanely busy time for us, and we thought a mid-summer getaway would make the dreaded segue back into work a little less daunting upon...

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