From the people, the tourist attractions, the animals, the waterfalls and the mountainous landscape, Costa Rica is a beautiful place and was such an amazing experience for me.
I was only able to spend 10 days in the country making it one of my shortest international trips to date. It was an unfriendly reminder how a full time job with a specific amount of vacation time would prove to be difficult for someone who enjoys traveling as much as I do. However, for the time being working is what funds my travels so this will teach me how to make the most of every trip no matter how long.
I came to several realizations in Costa Rica:
- It’s time to start traveling and experiencing the world with loved ones. Although I absolutely LOVE solo traveling and have learned and grown so much from every solo trip I’ve taken I also want to learn and grow with those close to me. (Don’t worry there will still be a post about solo travel coming soon)
- I really enjoy writing in this travel blog and I want to continue to expand it – my own domain, an Instagram account (@ChasingSunsetsAbroad), etc. I hope it can serve as an inspiration to those who want to get out there and travel as well as a guide to help people who are planning a trip soon
- I need to get better at taking selfies when I do travel alone (an assortment below for your entertainment)
- And last but most certainly not least I’ll never be done traveling, there is so much to see in this world and so many people to meet I’ll never reach a point where I’ll stop wanting more
I couldn’t have asked for a better trip to close out 2016 and I’m excited to continue seeing what 2017 has to offer.
Make sure to read about the trip that followed this: Quintana Roo, Mexico