Team TWB Scores In More Ways Than One

Having to “think on my feet” literally tonight — the internet room at our Arenal Backpackers’ Hostel doesn’t have any chairs so I am standing at the computer terminal to compose this entry. The last… Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are

An early wake-up call marked the beginning of one of the most memorable days of my life.  As you may know, we were starting to doubt our luck/timing due to yesterday’s torrential rains.… Continue reading

Smothered in Green

After a smooth journey from LAX, I can confidently declare TACA “the most comfortable airline ever!”  Plentiful legroom coupled with comfortable chairs made the five hours of travel a worry-free breeze.  I arrived… Continue reading

Some Kind of Summer

It’s supposed to be summer down here in Costa Rica, but someone forgot to tell the weather that and it’s been raining pretty much nonstop since we arrived three days ago.  Not a… Continue reading

Hola From Costa Rica

Costa Rica is only a half hour flight from Nicaragua but it feels somewhat like a different world.  We are in Alajuela, a suburb of the capital city, San Jose, and it is… Continue reading

A Final Score in Nicaragua

Our final two days in Nicaragua went so quickly!  Yesterday we let the torpor of the tropics have its way with us.  We were still in the beach town of San Juan del Sur… Continue reading

A Miracle on Spindly Flippers

Yesterday was perfect from start to finish.  In the early afternoon we caught a shuttle bus to one of the beaches 45 minutes north of San Juan del Sur.  Because we arrived a… Continue reading

San Juan del Sur

Blogging early today because we’ve got stuff going on this afternoon and tonight… After a week of “hard travel” (local bus rides, dusty walks, cold showers on Ometepe Island) we are spoiling ourselves… Continue reading

Rainstorms and Dancing Fireflies

Last night was our final evening on Ometepe Island.  We were having dinner in the open-air restaurant at the place we’ve been staying when all of a sudden there was a violent and… Continue reading

Oasis at Ojo de Agua

Awesome day!  Began this morning with a 4 kilometer hot and dusty walk to a huge estate that had once been a coffee plantation during colonial times.  The land was subdivided and parceled… Continue reading