You and Your Boyfriend Are Done: Why You Should Take the Trip Anyway

So you are wondering if you should take a trip even though you initially planned it for you and your boyfriend. Check it out! This article investigates whether you should take the trip or not .

And Then, To the Dismay of Our Mothers, Liz and I Somehow Hitchhiked Across a Developing Nation

Somehow, the juxtaposition of the scent of alcohol, heavy Spanish accent, and string of obscenities leaving his mouth made me doubt this. Perhaps I was right, because when the bus stopped, somehow, Liz's bag ended up out of her hands and off of the bus. Luckily, the driver managed to get the bag back and nothing was stolen.

The Art of Public Transit: My Four, Unbreakable, Cardinal Rules

I love traveling solo... most of the time. To be honest, I feel safer in most places while traveling than I do back in the states. However, I have four cardinal rules that I follow while waiting for the buses here in Costa Rica. Why? Because the stations in San Jose are in the worst neighborhoods. Additionally, bus stations in other places also seem to attract characters of all sorts. These rules can be applied almost everywhere and won't lead you astray.

Nicaragua: Your Next Adventure

I kid you not, the first text I got from my mother was a screenshot of a warning posted by the US Dept of State. "Your Aunt wanted me to share that with you." Thanks mom. I mean, was I going to refund my ticket? Was I going to back out of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Continue reading Nicaragua: Your Next Adventure

Totally Tamarindo: Ten Things to Do in Costa Rica’s Most Popular Tourist Destination

I went to Tamarindo and budgeted about $80.00 for the week. I was there for about four days before I returned to San Jose. Here are some of my recommendations.

La Fortuna Falls: Is it Worth the $15?

Fast-forward to about 48 hours later. I am determined to see the waterfalls. I look around my hostel and apparently I'm not the only one. Now, there are four of us taking the hour and a half long trek to the State Park Headquarters where we will pay the $15 to get in. Fortunately, about half-way there, a Costa Rican Local with a pick-up truck offered our group a ride, which we gratefully accepted and piled into his truck bed.

Getting Free Accommodation: My Workaway in San Jose, Costa Rica

Workaway. An easy way to experience the culture, community and language of the place you want to go. Not to mention, a free bed, and near instantaneous travel family. When I found the site, I immediately began to type in the names of cities I wanted to visit and countries I had never been.