Archive for December, 2009

resolve to travel

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Maybe it’s because too much time has passed since my first post, or that I am insecure that I haven’t quite found my niche, but whenever I am asked why I decided to┬ástart a travel blog I get nervous, stutter a bit and then offer a long winded answer that mostly pertains to what I […]

where in the world wednesday: la brea tar pits

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I’m participating in Classy in Philadelphia‘s Where In The World Wednesday! The idea of WITWW is to post a picture of you someplace in the world…it doesn’t have to be somewhere foreign or tropical. Just a picture of you somewhere you consider traveling. Back in 2006 Mike and I went on our first vacation together […]

los animales de costa rica

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

One of the strangest things I saw in Costa Rica had to do with something close to home, almost. In Manuel Antonio while eating lunch we saw a cat darting across the ground with something in his mouth. My brain was trained to see a mouse or a tiny rodent hanging from his teeth, but […]

movies, inspiring travel: reader edition

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Last month I listed movies that inspire me to travel and I received a lot of comments with great new suggestions. As we settle into winter, if you’re like me, that means that more often than not, you’ll find yourself snuggled up inside the warmth of your home as more snow buries your car and […]

shortcuts

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The last time I read a book was when I was asked to do a book review. I click through my Google reader instead of turning pages. When I canceled my Sunday subscription to the Boston Globe, which was a difficult decision for me, I surrendered to the fact that I get most of my […]

zipping through arenal

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

After spending our first night at Adventure Inn in San Jose, which was lovely, Mike and I woke up early to catch our bus to Arenal. Here, we stayed at Hotel Paraiso, which was kind of a destination all its own. Our room was this tiny little cabin with a porch and a set of […]

home for the holidays

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Boston was hit with a snowstorm this weekend and I was actually pretty excited about it – being snowed in makes me feel like a kid again. Though I didn’t go out and play in the show, watching it pile up outside my window in the comfort of my sweatshirt, and getting to watch our […]

comida tipica

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

While I knew that tourism thrived in Costa Rica, I never realized how big a role it would play in our trip. When it came to the food, oftentimes we found ourselves enticed with hamburgers and lasagna by a menu that had only a tiny little section for comida tipica – which is what you’d […]