Tag Archive: Central America

Mud, Mosquitos and More Fun in Tortuguero

In Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, the new day is ushered in not by the dawn but by the roars of the howler monkeys who begin issuing their distinctive and deafening hollers well… Continue reading

So Many Magic Moments

Costa Rica keeps lavishing gifts upon us as fast and furiously as the lava flows that often race down the slopes of Arenal Volcano. Last night after dinner at the Arenal Observatory Lodge… Continue reading

A Bird’s Life

The backpacker’s hostel treated us well, but it was time for the next leg of our journey.  A satisfying breakfast at the Rainforest Café sent us off up the road toward the Arenal… Continue reading

My First Score

We left our jungle motel in Quepos and headed for La Fortuna.  The countryside was nothing short of spectacular as we climbed our way through rolling hills of farmland and semi-rainforest environments. From… Continue reading

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