Our first full day in Costa Rica began early, around 7:15am, with beams of sun streaming into the room. We opened the back door to find that it was already warm at that early hour, and a step out onto the lush back patio afforded us a full-frame view of Arenal Volcano. This day was off to a good start. After mobilizing and dressing we enjoyed breakfast in the lovely […]

It was February in Boston again, and having anticipated the disgust and exhaustion we would be feeling with the frigid New England winter, my boyfriend and I had booked ourselves a getaway to a warmer climate. Costa Rica. Recommended by all who had been, Costa Rica seemed like an ideal winter escape: outdoor activities, beaches, wildlife, accessibility (quick flight and USD is often accepted in tourist spots) and convenience (unlike […]