Help Save Costa Rica’s Marine Life on an Earthwatch Expedition (JohnnyJet.com)

In 2016, I was fortunate to go on an Earthwatch expedition to Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (one of the three tropical fjords in the world) to assist scientists in collecting data on whales and dolphins. The cetacean population is facing multiple threats, including development of this pristine habitat. Read about my trip, and what youContinue reading “Help Save Costa Rica’s Marine Life on an Earthwatch Expedition (JohnnyJet.com)”

From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016

The year 2015 was quite eventful to say the least. I got married on the island of Crete and spent 14 amazing days of our honeymoon exploring Greece. I moved to New Jersey, the one state where I thought I’d never live. I spent three-fourths of the year planning the Greek wedding and Long IslandContinue reading “From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016”

Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve

The central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is home to the smallest, yet most bio-diverse, national park in the country: Manuel Antonio National Park. I was both excited and eager to explore the magical rainforests when traveling alone in the Central America for the first time. After a short cab ride from my hotel CostaContinue reading “Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve”

Five Beaches to Beat the Winter Blues

I am not a beach person, but working long hours has made me dream about sun-kissed shores and water sports. I have been to beaches all over the world and a few have stayed with me. The calm tradewinds of Aruba offer a perfect opportunity for wind surfing and snorkeling. There’s no place like CostaContinue reading “Five Beaches to Beat the Winter Blues”

Eight Dream Destinations for 2015

It’s hard to top a trip to Australia’s Eastern Coast where I spent three amazing weeks in early 2014 volunteering with wallabies, beach hopping, and hiking in National Parks. It was a dream come true. But it was also exhausting, not to mention the jet lag. Yet, that didn’t stop me from going on anContinue reading “Eight Dream Destinations for 2015”

Inspiration from THE INVITATION by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer is dear to my heart, and it always takes me back to a magical hike on a rainy afternoon in a Costa Rican virgin rainforest, so far from home yet so close to mother nature. I was soaked to the skin, coming alive amidst the lush landscape serenaded by theContinue reading “Inspiration from THE INVITATION by Oriah Mountain Dreamer”

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

I’ve decided to start doing a Favorite Quote post every Friday. Because, why not? I love quotes and have a habit of collecting them. I thought I’d share a quote every week that’s special to me, and how it has helped me. These past weeks, I’ve been struggling with the idea of traveling alone. I’veContinue reading ““Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.””

“A Little Book of Sloth” Meet the sloths of Aviarios sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica

Did you know that sloths spend 70 percent of their time “resting”? Their nerves have evolved to not react to loud noises, which allows them to kick back on tree tops for long periods of time blending with the environment. “Sixty million years of evolution have made sloths the absolute masters of mellow,” writes LucyContinue reading ““A Little Book of Sloth” Meet the sloths of Aviarios sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica”