The Experience Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna), Costa Rica

Before I get into driving from San Jose International Airport to La Fortuna, let me provide some context. I was traveling with my husband and we flew in on a red eye flight from San Francisco via Los Angeles. We arrived in Costa Rica at about 7am…so we were tired but also super excited to start our Costa Rica holiday! Also, really I’m describing the … Continue reading The Experience Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna), Costa Rica

9 Non-Obvious Things You Need to Know Before You Go On Day Tours

Public or Private Tour? The first time I went to the Cape of Good Hope, 13 years ago, was on a public tour and we made several stops along the way to buy trinkets and other things that I didn’t care for. I would have preferred to spend more at time at Llandudno, and at the Cape itself. Last year, when I returned, I hired … Continue reading 9 Non-Obvious Things You Need to Know Before You Go On Day Tours

Womens Guide to Packing for Costa Rica

Costa Rica is covered largely by rain forest and if you’re going there for holiday, chances are you’re going to be visiting one of the many beautiful national parks. {Rain Gear} a good rain jacket. Before heading to Costa Rica I read a lot of articles about what to pack and many suggested ponchos, like these cheap ones you can get at Target. I don’t … Continue reading Womens Guide to Packing for Costa Rica

Do You Really Need Water Shoes?

Before my recent trip to Costa Rica I debated whether it was really necessary to get water shoes. Like many people, I like to travel with the least amount of gear as possible, maximize utilization out of the items I already own and avoid buying gear I’m only going to use once.  not a big water sports person but I do enjoy swimming in waterfalls. … Continue reading Do You Really Need Water Shoes?