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”

This Blog’s Purpose

IMG_0951To be honest I’m not quite sure yet what it is, at least not all it is.

When I first started my blog it was just for my family and friends, it was a way to tell everyone about my experience at the same time and not have to answer the same questions over and over. As time passed and the travels continued I realized how much I enjoyed writing about my travels. I thought about sharing my experiences on a much larger scale but kept finding excuses and hesitating – who’d be interested? What do I know about blogging? Am I even a good enough writer? etc.

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

 

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.

Margay

 

 

Costa Ricans often times try capturing wild cats when they are young to keep them as pets. However, once they realize that they’re meant to be in the wild and so can be quite destructive within a home and are going to continue growing they try to get rid of them. Continue reading “Margay”

Proyecto Asis Volunteering Tasks

Some of the tasks at the volunteer center include: cutting and distributing the fruits and veggies for feeding, washing dishes, cleaning out the refrigerators, hosing down cages and helping treat the animals in intensive care.

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