Monteverde is a small town in Costa Rica that is extremely ecotourist focused. It is best known for its Cloud Forest Reserve, which consists of over 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest.
BY JASON CANTER If you need water of any kind: rivers, lakes, pools or hot tubs on your holidays but can’t sit around wasting the day away, Costa Rica is the place to go! There are a zillion places that sound great, hard to sift through them all. I’m freakin out! Eventually I realize that […]
BY JASON CANTER Hard to tell with guide books. Surfing beaches are legendary in Costa Rica, but I prefer calm waters, snorkeling, no rip tides, etc. So trying to plan a trip here is DIFFICULT. It is impossible to distinguish reviews when most beaches are described as “beautiful.” I get some guidebooks (at the library […]
BY ALYSSA RAMOS Nishaa Uttamchandani via nishaaxoxo.blogspot.com Ah, Spring Break. I remember those days in college, when my sorority would pair up with a fraternity and rage like rabid degenerates in a tropical destination like the Bahamas or Cancun. Can’t say I miss those days. Nope. I am quite happy with my mid-20’s, cultured, exotic ideas […]
BY TEAM JST We don’t know about you, but we’re SO over trips with large tour groups with a set agenda which only leaves you rushing from one tourist landmark to another. A little flexibility, please? And where are the local gems? With the launch of National Geographic Private Expeditions, it seems that a new type […]
BY TEAM JST x Having friends who just came off of a once in a lifetime experience at the Four Seasons in Bali (where they beach-hopped, yoga-ed and indulged in every concierge service the Four Seasons concierge had up in its sleeves), we thought you might want to know about Four Seasons summer collection called: Extraordinary […]
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 […]