Since arriving in Fiji just over a week ago, I’ve gotten a crazy number of questions about what it is like, how expensive it is and if it’s worth visiting. It seemed like a blog post sharing our insights was a must as Fiji has been one of our top stops. What’s Fiji Like? Fiji… Read More Why You Should Visit Fiji
I am not a boat person – I get seasick super quickly; I have a crazy fear of dark, open water. The idea of sleeping on a boat sounds particularly horrible to me. So I wasn’t the most excited when Brice pitched a multi-day tour along the San Blas Islands that cross between Colombia and Panama.… Read More Island Hopping with San Blas Adventures
Cartagena is like the tale of two cities – the old city that is surrounded by the 16-century fortress wall and filled with small, cobblestone streets and historic buildings, and the new city with huge skyscrapers lining the water. With colorful architecture, clean water and good food, it’s easy to see why Cartagena has become… Read More What to Do in the Cartagena Heat
Having stayed in the surprisingly large beach town of Santa Marta for 5 nights post-trek, we were finally ready to move on. So over another delicious breakfast of arepas, pancakes and eggs at Casa de Isabella, we began plotting our next moves. We had read that Palomino, a super tiny backpackery town 1.5 hours north,… Read More Enjoying the Laidback Life in Palomino
Hello from Colombia! We have spent the last two weeks since leaving Costa Rica in the beautiful country of Colombia. I know what you may be thinking, because I thought the same thing (and have heard it from a few folks directly as well) – Colombia? You mean the place where Narcos was set? Isn’t it… Read More First Impressions: Colombia
It has been just over a week now since we left Costa Rica. I’m now sitting here in Santa Marta, Colombia writing this blog post, reflecting back on our time there with a lot of mixed emotions. Admittedly it went by so fast, it feels a little like a dream. Did that really happen? Did… Read More Muchas Gracias Costa Rica!
After our crazy, eventful first two days on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, we toned it down a few notches for the rest of our long weekend. Where We Stayed We stayed at the gorgeous and extremely comfortable Sueño Grande B&B, right in the heart of the cute beach town of Puerto Viejo. It… Read More And Then The Calm: Caribe Part II
One perk of working in a predominantly Catholic country is everyone gets the Thursday and Friday before Easter off. I thought this would maybe be a quiet, family-oriented long weekend, but boy was I wrong. Despite its tie to the religious holidays, this “Holy Week,” or Semana Santa as it is called in Spanish, is… Read More Adrenaline-Pumping Beach Trail Ride
If for some weird reason I was forced to describe Ticos in one word, I probably would say “welcoming.” Costa Ricans love their country and really want visitors to as well. Here are two recent examples of such hospitality we’ve been lucky enough to encounter. La Liga Futbol Brice wanted to experience a Costa Rican… Read More Tico Hospitality
One of the perks of being in Costa Rica is that it’s a destination friends want to visit. Good news for us! Our first visitor was our good friend Summer, who joined us a few weeks back. Especially as she moved from Oregon to Texas last year, it was so good to see her and… Read More ¡A La Playa!