The Rest of Costa Rica

The Rest of Costa Rica

After waffles, Sunday was a lazy day spent by the pool, enjoying the animals around the property and a massage at the on-site spa.Our second meal at Ostra (I spared Brian one meal without picture taking) was just as delicious as I remembered from last year. The...
Chilling in Costa Rica

Chilling in Costa Rica

If you know me, you’d know that I rarely visit the same place more than once, unless the place contains people I love. While Costa Rica lacks any people I know personally, it is full of wonderful people, food, scenery, and animals with an undercurrent of calm....
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 mascot (a purple VW van with a surfboard on top). Not...
Pura Vida – Day 3

Pura Vida – Day 3

Today begin with a morning run and breakfast that included coconut french toast with caramelized bananas (upper left). After that, I finally made it to the beach during low tide and finished a book (it’s been so long since that’s happened!). Then I spent a...
Pura Vida – Day 2

Pura Vida – Day 2

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

Pura Vida – Day 1

As most of you reading this have heard, 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...

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