COSTA RICA

Click the title or picture below for an overview of our time in Costa Rica and recommendations on our favorite places.

69 DAYS IN COSTA RICA
Cost Rica has much to offer and beautiful places to see.  Even though it is more expensive than Nicaragua, we were
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TIPS FOR CENTRAL AMERICA

Central America can be a very inexpensive place to live and travel.  Check out our tips for how to travel on a budget and find the best accommodations below.

Corn Island Nicaragua
HOW TO TRAVEL FOR LESS THAN $5,000 A YEAR
October 4th, 2017 marks one year on the road for us! Before leaving the USA we researched and read many blogs
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Uvita Costa Rica
BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA
I heard a scratching sound, close by.  I reached for my phone under my pillow.  It was 1AM.  The scratching continued
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PLACES TO VISIT IN COSTA RICA

Stories from the places we visited to give you a feel for the area.

Manuel Antonio Park Costa Rica
MONKEYS IN MANUEL ANTONIO PARK: COSTA RICA
We were warned that the monkeys would steal our lunch here in Manuel Antonio Park.  Turns out the coatis and racoons
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La Fortuna Hot Springs
VOLCANIC LAKE, HOT SPRINGS, AND THE HOSTEL THAT WAS NOT
The bus began a winding ascent into the mountains past small towns and mountain villages. Steep mountainsides boasted of beautiful
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Cartago Costa Rica
CARTAGO AND A LEGEND
Legend tells a tale of two brothers and the woman they loved in Cartago.  She chose and married one.  In
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Lizard in Tortuguero Costa Rica
TORTUGUERO, A TOWN WITH NO CARS
I’m currently in a bungalow on the Caribbean coast putting this post together on a sweltering afternoon.  My door is open
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San José Costa Rica
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA. HOLE IN MY JAW.
It was nine months ago that Bonnie and I made the decision to sell everything and travel the world.  That
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VOLUNTEER IN COSTA RICA

Volunteering is a great way to get to know a country and its people.  Here are a few opportunities that we enjoyed.

Statue in San José Costa Rica
THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE
The Red Zone As we turned the corner into San Jose’s red zone a woman with her eyes to the sky
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Ocean water from Uvita
REFUGIO SOLTE: IN THE JUNGLE
The Spanish word Solté means let go.  In this refuge you can let go of everything, including sense of fashion
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Jungle in Uvita
REFUGIO SOLTE: FINDING PARADISE
It is 5am. The windows lay wide open allowing a breeze to fill the room with the fragrance of the jungle.
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