Tag Archive: Costa Rica

A Dreamer’s Dream

Our Central American journey concluded with a final Score on the outskirts of Sarchí.  William brought our trusty BeGo to a screeching halt at the sight of two boys on the side of… Continue reading

Sixteen Scores for Central America

After eleven hours in transit we made it back to LA just after midnight and I’m writing from home this morning, surrounded by stacks of unopened mail, suitcases filled with dirty laundry and a heart… Continue reading

Every Smile Counts

An isolated Tortuguero Village proved to be the perfect location for TWB to spread a little joy.  Accessible only by a 45-minute boat taxi, Tortuguero Village is a remote outpost guarded by thick… Continue reading

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