Work, Work, Work and Travel Too

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Lately people have told me it seems like I’m going on a trip every other week. Although this is not the case in the last year I have traveled 3 times internationally, 8 times nationally and have another 3 trips planned in the next 3 months, all while working full time!

In this blog post I will answer the question you’re all asking yourselves now, HOW! In a short amount of time I’ve learned how to strategically use my time-off to travel often & make the absolute most of every trip.

Now it’s time I share my best practices with you and hopefully help you make the most of every day off and trip opportunity! Continue reading “Work, Work, Work and Travel Too”

What to Pack: The Essentials

Whether traveling for 2 days or 4 weeks, to the tropics or the rainforest, I’ve come to learn that there are some things you cannot survive a trip without.

I’m becoming a master packer like I tend to move around a lot to different towns when I travel and need to pack as light as possible. I’ve brought my essentials down to a science and always get away with at most a carry-on and personal item. Not only is this more convenient but I don’t have to worry about surprise airline fees.

I put together the following list and images as a reference; I hope when you’re getting ready for your next trip you can customize & utilize it as your own. You’ll notice some of these are quite obvious but sometimes the most obvious items are the easiest to forget.  Continue reading “What to Pack: The Essentials”

The San Jose Market – as you can see in the second picture most shops were closed by the time I was heading out

 

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The crater lagoon reflected the white from the fog throughout the day I visited – on days when the sky is clear it appears a true blue/green color

San Carlos to Alajuela

After a scenic 3+ hour ride through Naranjo, San Ruiz and several other areas I finally arrived in Alajuela that night. Costa Rica is a small country but because it is so monotonous is takes quite long to get from Point A to Point B.

My host in Alajuela offered to pick me up from the bus station when he realized I would be arriving late.

Illegal Pets

It is illegal to own a parrot as a pet in Costa Rica – unfortunately, many people still do and can often mistreat and then try to get rid of them.

Proyecto Asis takes in these mistreated parrots and slowly nurses them back to health. They go through several stages as they prepare them for release which includes different diets and progressively being placed with more parrots in larger cages.  This specific one is in the final stage before being released – and was letting me know he was ready to be free.

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