Bamboozled by a Baboon in South Africa

Beware of Baboons. They are dangerous. But no one said exactly how dangerous. Do not hold food in your hand the guide said. Well, it should also be mentioned never ever take your bags off your shoulders either. Actually never take your bag in the first place, even though people were leaving their bags all…

Amsterdam

If you have never been to Amsterdam, be prepared to be shocked. I was not prepared for it. When I think of Amsterdam, I think of Anne Frank, Van Gogh, and colorful houses. Tickets for Anne Frank’s house needs to be purchased about 6 months prior. Amsterdam is the city of the night.  It is…

How to make the most of 4 days in Costa Rica

Lisa tagged me in a Facebook post a few years ago. It was about a Boeing 747 made into a hotel. She said “twin, we have to do this.” I asked where and she didn’t know. After doing some Googling…this unique airplane hotel was located in Costa Rica and just like that this island made it…

Manuel Antonio

Costa Verde This is the entire reason we came to Costa Rica!  We came to stay at the famous Airplane Hotel. Costa Verde converted a Boeing 747 and a cockpit into rooms to stay at. We only had one night here and it was quite the adventure to get here.  On our way to the…

Monteverde

Monteverde…This area is famous for the cloud forest. Costa Rica is famous for zip lines. We were told by multiple people that this was the best ones to go to. What better way to see the cloud forest than to fly through it? Easier said than done, we did not expect the zip lines to…

Bajos del Toro

This is considered a secret waterfall…Bajos del Toro. It is absolutely hidden and not so easy to find but the waterfall is beautiful.  When you drive there, the roads are terrible.  But of course, there is always time for a picture with a view. But be prepared for a hard hike, you are literally hiking…

Toucan Rescue Ranch

The original plan was to go to the Sloth Sanctuary. But it was nearly 5 hours from San Jose and not in the direction of any of the other sites. That sent me on a crazy Google search to find another place with sloths because that was our dream too. I ran across this nonprofit…

How to Travel with a Full-Time Job

I know many of you have asked if I have unlimited leave or if I am secretly retired.  The answer is…I wish.  I work full-time in the budget/financial world.  My job is demanding with long hours. But if you plan your leave correctly, you can still travel the world on 2 to 3 weeks of…