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The Costa Rica Chronicles: Nutrition - What Did We Eat?

Episode 3 of our video series documenting our 3 month vagabonding adventure to and through Costa Rica. In this episode: We share how we ate while in Costa Rica, discuss our budget, and give a quick "ant removal tip" :) Enjoy!   Read more

Looking out from the back porch of our first room in Costa Rica
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The Costa Rica Chronicles: Liberation - Leaving the USA Behind

Episode 2 of our video series documenting our 3 month vagabonding adventure to and through Costa Rica. In this episode: We fly from Hollywood, Florida to San José, Costa Rica and make our way to the city of Ciudad Colón, where we spend our first couple nights CouchSurfing with one of our favorite families in the world.   Read more

Greensboro Amtrak - Photo by Meisha
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The Costa Rica Chronicles: Anticipation

We recently returned from a life-altering 3 month trip backpacking to and through Costa Rica.  We did our best to capture many of our experiences during this adventure.  What was it like to pack up and travel to another country with no plan, limited money, limited research, and whole bunch of nerves?  Follow along as we share our Costa Rica Chronicle video series over the course of the next several weeks.   In this segment, we share our thoughts and highlights as we prepared to leave and began the first leg of our trip to Costa Rica:  Over 24 hours of continuous bus & train travel from Greensboro, North Carolina to Hollywood, Florida.    Read more

Looking out into the jungle from the second floor of Compañeros' home.
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Simple Life in the Caribbean Rain

At Compañeros Cacao Farm in San Clemente, I am once again reminded of the simple pleasures in life.  Rain pelting a tin roof has to be among my top ten.  There's a strange calming effect emitted by the continual white noise that fills every space in the house.  As I sink deeper into bed and closer toward sleep, I feel as though I've become one with the ebb and flow of the clouds' tears.  The rain continues to sing its lullaby throughout the night as it varies intensity; creating soothing tones and rhythmic pitch changes. What a strange feeling it was to be lulled to sleep by the night's rain only to be jolted awake at 4AM by its voracious screams as mother nature opened her skies to let it pour down on our roof all at once.  The sound was deafening, yet oddly calming at the same time.   Read more

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