What does travel mean to me ?

This isn’t a travel blog that will tell you how to leave everything behind and follow the siren call of travel and I’m not a travel blogger who spends their entire life on the road or in the air. But what this blog will show you is how it is possible to cultivate a deep love of traveling the world, while also living a life that allows you to make those incredible memories.

I want to share with my readers an appreciation for a country’s beauty beyond the buildings that line the streets -- exploring a country’s vibrant culture and visiting with the people allows a much deeper connection while traveling.

I collect memories, not countries.

Costa Rica Coffee Farm : a Must Visit

The best Costa Rican coffee comes from plantations in the Central Valley, from Monteverde to San José. There are many family-owned coffee farms in this region, producing high-quality coffee with unique flavor profiles. Costa Rican coffee is the superior Arabica variety. While the unique microclimate on each farm affects the coffee’s specific flavor, Costa Rican coffees tend to be round and balanced, with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and apricot, and a hint of brown sugar sweetness.

Sustainable Farming in Costa Rica

I was lucky to spend a few days living at a real sustainable farm in Monteverde , ran by a 60 year old Hermida and a few volunteers and have a real sustainable farming experience. Hermida is one of the most amazing strong willed women I have ever met , she shared her “sustainability secrets” with me . This blog…

Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Cloud forest

Most tourist destinations offer horseback riding tours. While these kinds of tours are often premium packages in other countries, where you might pay $100 for an hour of slowly walking down the beach, these tours in Costa Rica are affordable and offer a wide variety of experiences.

Monteverde has especially great horseback riding tours. It’s always lush and green, and the average temperature is 64 degrees year-round: perfect weather for a ride. This national park tour will let you see the jungle at its most wild, as well as the unique coffee plantations.

Hanging Bridges : Selvatura Park in Monteverde

Selvatura Park is famous for its hanging bridges. They may be the best in the entire country, and that’s saying something when you’re talking about the Costa Rica, which is known for them.
The park is in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica, about ten minutes north of Santa Elena. You should expect to spend about two hours in the park.There are several tours available: ziplining for the adventurous; herpetarium, butterfly garden, insect garden, and hummingbird garden tours.

Monteverde Cloud Forest : A Must Visit

Monteverde Cloud Forest – a natural wonder . The United States and Canada are home to approximately 1,000 tree species. One 26,000-acre patch of Costa Rica hosts more than 750. The Monteverde (“Green Mountain”) Cloud Forest Reserve is perhaps the world’s best example of one of its rarest ecosystems. As the elevation rises above 4,500 feet, the forest reaches up…

5 Best Things To Do In Monteverde Costa Rica

With a size comparable to Lake Michigan, Costa Rica might be small, but words like paradise or fairyland are the only ones that can describe it well , Monteverde Costa Rica is probably the prettiest area . The density of biodiversity here is highest on the planet compared to any country, 200 volcanic formations are mindblowing and epic adventures here…

Hiking Around Lake Atitlan

Aside from the famous book, which has since been turned into a movie as well, the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan is unparalleled , and hiking around Lake Atitlan is the best way to see it . There are seven towns on the outskirts of the lake that have an abundance of culture to offer. Volcano Hikes There are also…

Lake Atitlan : the Birthplace of the Little Prince

Lake Atitlan is a gorgeous volcanic lake three hours away from Guatemala City and 2 and a half hours from Antigua .  If you’ve read the famous children’s book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this volcanic lake was the inspiration behind that book. Saint-Exupery had crashed his plane in Guatemala and while he was recovering, he spent much…

4 Reasons to Travel to Guatemala

Stepping off the ramp stairs of the airplane, my mind told me my expectation would be surpassed all the wildest ideas that have formed in my head about this country ; travel to Guatemala was on my list for many years . Right from the first minutes I spent in this country which is a world of Spanish Conquistadors who…

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