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How To Catch An Amphibian, Costa Rica Style!

BY SOFIA JOHN While in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve during this holiday season, I was introduced to a unique group activity: frog hunting. It is somewhat like an Easter egg hunt if the Easter eggs could move. Frog hunting encourages a bit of friendly competition and sparks a spirit of exploration and discovery. On moonless […]

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#WerkIt: 7 Calorie Burning Activities For Every Traveler

BY TAYLOR DODSON  I wrote in a previous article that travelers can easily do without workout equipment, in as small of a space as a hotel room. However, the traditional gym workouts of structured moves and numbered repetitions are not for everyone. As travelers, we know that finding time to workout is difficult when exploring a […]

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How Costa Rican Fireflies Came To the Rescue!

BY SOFIA JOHN So it turns out not all sunsets are romantic. My friend Ulises and I made plans to watch the sunset at a dock over the marshes of Palo Verde National Park. The tropical dry forest park encompasses a deciduous forest, marshland, and pasture. Ulises and I walked along the pasture towards the dock, […]

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6 Places To Stay Healthy And Be Happy In 2014!

BY DESIREE CONSTANCE CHOY Still feeling stuffed from the turkey and mashed potatoes? As you start your plans for keeping fit and working towards that New Years’ body, here are some destinations to keep in mind for staying healthy and happy! 6. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Attention cyclists! The capital of the Netherlands is the biker’s city […]

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Escape The Winter! Top Spots To Find Summer In December

BY SOFIA JOHN There is nothing like cozying up to the fire in the winter. There is also nothing quite like being able to feel your face. This winter, avoid the frost in the tropics. Here are the best places to visit along the sunny Costa Rican Pacific Coast. Playa Flamingo Walk on pudding. The first […]

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Motorcycle Pilgrimage: Traveling To Costa Rica’s Basilica

BY SOFIA JOHN Somehow my city tour had turned into a death race. I was coolly cruising down a highway on the back of a motorcycle when the driver suddenly decided to laugh in the face of death and double the speed. My fearless companion, my elderly neighbor who measures five feet on a tall day, […]

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Why You Need To Beware Of The Beach In Costa Rica

BY SOFIA JOHN Our hostel was comically treacherous: the doors to the communal shower were alarmingly low, the rooms were uncomfortably dark and damp, and the bunk beds were falling apart. During the night, a board from the top bunk plopped down and smacked me awake. Despite the less than luxurious living conditions, my friends and […]

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