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Alive and Awake: 6 Mantras for Living the Dream

Lindsay Sukornyk | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Sukornyk

As you navigate along your path, open your eyes to the perfection of where you already are. Hopefully these mantras will help you to be even more alive and awake in the dream called life.

Dreamy Costa Rica Sanctuary Is Home To 900 Lucky Dogs

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel

Costa Rica's untouched beaches, perfect and playful surf and Pura Vida ideals already make it a holy grail for tropical travelers. But we've just disc...

How to Talk Like a Tico in Costa Rica

Adam Groffman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Adam Groffman

This is all about the words and expressions. The phrases that make Costa Rica special. And the words you really need to know when visiting...

A Town Called Paradise

Yara Zgheib | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Just after dawn, we get up, without coffee, and let the dog lead us through a grove of wind-stunted trees, spiked succulents, red-berried holly, and o...

Costa Rica: The Ideal Wellness Getaway

Findery | Posted 11.17.2016 | Travel

Figuring out where to go in Costa Rica is no easy task. There are several regions to choose from, all offering vastly different experiences. Once I'd discovered that Costa Rica was a great destination for a wellness trip I still needed to decide where to go.

Where in the World is the Best Place to Be in October?

Lonely Planet | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

6 Reasons Costa Rica Speaks to Every Kind of Traveler

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Ashley Wren Collins

Whether you're a honeymooner, searching for a unique family getaway, or desperate for an extended girls or guys weekend only, consider Costa Rica, a country that has something to offer everyone.

Costa Rica Family Adventures

Findery | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel

Most travel stories of Costa Rica consist of young, adventurous backpackers excited to discover the natural beauty of the one of the world's most eco-friendly travel destinations. What is not often talked about is how much this Central American country has to offer outdoor-loving traveling families as well, and what an enriching experience it can be for little ones.

9 Reasons You Should Visit Costa Rica During Green Season

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Impossible as it seems, the green season is proof that Costa Rica can be even more lush, abundant, and, well, green.

Historic Architecture of San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Many travelers skip past San Jose and head straight for the nation's lush interior or sandy beaches, but I found lots of visuals to enjoy in San Jose.

7 Tips for Whitewater Rafting

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

During my most recent visit I couldn't resist the opportunity (or the peer pressure) to join in one of the adventure travel experiences that has helped to make this Central American nation famous.

How Two 9 Year-Old Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
The GypsyNesters

We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.

Sneak Preview: The Jade Museum's Sparkling New Home in Costa Rica

Mark Chesnut | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

The Jade Museum has been one of the top must-see cultural institutions in San Jose, Costa Rica for years. And now, it's likely going to surge even higher on the list of things to do in that Central American nation.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

Costa Rica For Everyone | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

For thrill seekers, beach bums, nature fiends and honeymooners alike, Costa Rica is a freewheeling adventure playground.

Traveling With Parents: Costa Rica

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Balancing the needs of everyone on a trip requires a careful dance, especially as parents take to the road with their grown children. It might be hard not to baby your kids, but in most cases, when you treat your kid like a child, she will start acting like one.

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

Customized Family Expedition Travel For All Ages

Crawford Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Heading to a destination resort -- mountains or beach or wherever each individual can do their own thing during the day and the group reconvenes for dinner each night -- is common.

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Move To Costa Rica

Norm Schriever | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

"I'm thinking about moving to Costa Rica," are words I hear every day. So what advice do I have for them? Let's break down that plan.

PHOTOS: 16 'Secret' Costa Rican Beaches

James Kaiser | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
James Kaiser

You may think this destination is way too touristy, but most of the coastline remains as lovely and untouched as ever.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

Costa Rica's Medical Tourism Boom

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel

SAN JOSE - When Canadian house cleaner Marlene Trithardt needed a tooth replaced, she drove past her local dentist's office in Alberta and flew to ...

Eco-Immersion at 9,000 Feet Above

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Andy was cementing the cinderblocks together deftly as he was speaking to me in his rapid-fire way, when I remarked "You, ah call yourself a Tico (native Costa Rican) but you sure don't look like any I have ever seen!"

An Open Letter To Costa Rica

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

You had me at, "Hola, guapa."

Guilt Free Golf In Costa Rica

Joseph Satto | Posted 09.13.2012 | Travel
Joseph Satto

I'm 13 minutes into my round and I'm already seeing something I'd usually see on a National Geographic special, a family of Howler monkeys.