Pura Vida – Day 4

Pura Vida – Day 4

My last full day in paradise included some quality time on the beach, a sangria by the pool, seashell hunting and a cocktail class (I invented the mango-thyme mojito). I also snapped a photo of the hotel’s purple VW van. I enjoyed the Chef’s Special Tuna ceviche dish,...
Pura Vida – Day 3

Pura Vida – Day 3

Today begin with a morning run and breakfast that included coconut french toast with caramelized bananas. After that, I finally made it to the beach during low tide and finished a book. Then I spent a few more hours at the spa, I can’t help myself. I wish I could...
Pura Vida – Day 2

Pura Vida – Day 2

Today was a pool day — I spent all day there. I enjoyed breakfast and dinner by the pool, read and swam. I also checked out the second beach. Although it was high tide, the walk down was very pretty. During breakfast I kept hearing a bunch of noises and noticed the...
Pura Vida – Day 1

Pura Vida – Day 1

I am changing jobs — leaving Water.org and heading to Bank of America. With this change comes a lot of fodder for reflection so I thought it would be nice to get away somewhere for the week in between. I had been to Costa Rica several years back with my friend Stef to...
Soaking in Kenya

Soaking in Kenya

On Sunday, we decided to explore some Kenyan culture. We started at the Giraffe Center which is working to conserve the endangered Rothschild giraffes and educate youth about conservation in Kenya. The giraffe we visited with was named Daisy who was quite hungry. We...

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