Infographic Reasons Why People Travel Abroad

Infographic: Reasons Why People Travel Abroad

A shout of gratitude to every reader who comments on travel blogs and in forums. Your honesty is the foundation for this infographic about...
Living in Sierpe Costa Rica

Non-Tourist Guide to Living in Sierpe, Costa Rica

So you're planning on living in Sierpe, Costa Rica for a while. Let me guess, you can't find much information about the place on...
Eating Costa Rica featured image - our yard

Eating Costa Rica – What We Ate From Our Yard

Costa Rica's mild, humid climate makes ideal for growing fruits, tropical plants, rice, corn, and coffee (of course). We lived in Sierpe for 3...
Silhouette of a traveler standing in the ocean gazing out at the sunset

Planning Your Next Vacation is Easy

For months you've worked your butt off to earn it: your vacation. If you aren't excited to tell the world what you've got planned,...
Title Slide for Eat, Pray, Love book reivew

Eat, Pray, Love – A Book Review for the Skeptical (Presentation)

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert has a huge following. Why is this book so influential? Is it really that great? And what is...
Raw but Ready Worst Experiences

Raw but Ready: My 11 Worst Travel Experiences

I left Canada for the first time 10 years ago. Like many new graduates interested in traveling I went to Asia and taught English as...
Penguins relaxing in front of an Antarctic cruise ship

Interview: Why Your Next Vacation Should Be to Antarctica

When I'm on vacation I like to travel to places I've never been. I love how discovering a destination feels like I'm on an...
Lao Baci ceremony - What you need to know

Going to a Lao Baci? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you're spending some time in Laos, you'll probably get invited to a baci (bah-see) ceremony. Never heard of a baci? Don't panic. A Lao...
Being a Writer for House Sitters

Being a Writer can be Problematic for House Sitters

I'm used to zooming past border officials as I travel between countries. I basically get a free pass once they see my occupation is...
Finca 6 UNESCO site - Sierpe Spheres Museum

Introducing Finca 6 UNESCO Site – the Sierpe Spheres Museum

Outside the town of Sierpe in Costa Rica, a group of mysterious stone spheres were discovered when the United Fruit Company cleared the area...