Big Trip Summary & Statistics: ONE YEAR

One Year
Wow. 1 year. 52 weeks. 365 days. 525,600 minutesssss (cue Rent song…). January 8th, 2016 marks exactly one year since Mac & I left the Great White North for Managua, Nicaragua and since then we’ve seen & done some pretty cool things. Here are some stats I put together to recap our year of travel!
By the Numbers
Number of Continents: 3 – North & South America, Oceania

Number of Countries: 9 – Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, […]

Six Months of Travel – A Recap

It’s hard to believe that Mac and I have been traveling for half a year now! Since we left Canada on a cold & snowy day in the beginning of January, we’ve seen & done a LOT! I thought it’d be fun to recap our six months of travel thus far and to see what’s changed since we started!
Numbers Breakdown
Continents: 2 – North & South America

Countries: 7 – Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, […]

Big Trip Summary & Statistics: Month #2

It’s hard to believe we’ve been traveling now for 2 months! We’re just getting back to a location with Wi-Fi (hence this rather overdue post) so get ready for some Panama posts coming your way soon! Check out my recap below of our stats & figures from this month!

Numbers Breakdown
Number of Countries: 3 – Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

Number of Cities/Regions: 9 – San Juan Del Sur, Playa Del Coco, Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, Santa Teresa, Montezuma, La […]

Costa Rica Overview & Where to Stay

Compared to our 5+ weeks (39 days) in Nicaragua, Mac and I spent very little time in Costa Rica. Our 17 days were filled with lots of sun, heat & beaches! Due to the geography of Costa Rica, some days were unfortunately also filled with lots and lots of buses. We had 2 travel days lasting over 11 hours with 5 legs of buses/ferries each. Part of the reason for our quick pace through Costa Rica […]

How to get from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama

After our disaster performance at the Nicaragua/Costa Rica border, we were determined to have no problems crossing into Panama. We did our research and actually booked a flight out of the country before we even entered it! We’re flying to Colombia in late March – that’s the most pre-planning we’ve done so far on this trip! There are two places to cross into Panama from Costa Rica – one on the Pacific Coast & one […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Costa Rica, Panama|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

The Beauty of Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo (de Talamanca), Costa Rica
Before I get into things, I want to mention that there are TWO Puerto Viejo’s in Costa Rica. When coming from La Fortuna, take a bus to Quesada and then hop on an express bus to San Jose where you can catch another bus to the sea-side down of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Do NOT however, assume that the Puerto Viejo destinations listed on the bus schedules in the terminals […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: Costa Rica, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Visiting The Jaguar Rescue Center

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Though the infamous Sloth Sanctuary is located an hour away from Puerto Viejo, there exists another animal sanctuary only a 10 minute bike ride from town. The Jaguar Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that takes in or rescues injured or abandoned wild animals and aids in their rehabilitation before releasing them back into the wild. They own a large natural reserve area (45 hectares) named La Cieba which is where all […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: Costa Rica, Travel|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

The Hot & Cold Springs of La Fortuna

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
The area around La Fortuna is crawling with rivers, and due to the geothermal activity of the nearby volcanoes, several of these rivers are heated to extremely comfortable temperatures, while others remain glacially* cold. (*Slight exaggeration).
Tabacon Hot Springs
After our Cerro Chato hike, we figured that a dose of some hot springs were just what we needed! The area surrounding Arenal Volcano is riddled with hot springs – all of which have some […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Categories: Costa Rica, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments