My top ten day trips from Atenas, Costa Rica.
An Adobe Spark video I made about our family's year (so far) in Costa Rica.
As far as driving in a challenging foreign country. . . if this is your first time here, DO NOT start by driving at night.
Dear Costa Rica: You touch my heart with all of your raw beauty and loveliness. You bring me peace and joy. There are so many reasons why I love you.
For years I'd heard about the mysterious Bribri tribe of Talamanca; they lived in harmony with the jungle, believed animals to be spirits of god, possessed great knowledge of traditional medicine and wise shamans lived among them.
New Year's Eve and Day 2017 in Costa Rica!
A fact of my life for ten years now: my daughter Althea died of cancer when she was two years old.
I greeted an old fisherman in a little turquoise boat passing under the bridge and then found myself all alone in the Reserve. The early morning tropical sun blazed as I ran up the jungle steps and stood with my heart pounding on the edge of Punta Manzanillo - watching the waves crash on the rocks.
As Otto churned towards Costa Rica, I remained in denial. I didn't buy a turkey or make any plans to get together with our Costa Rican family.
How is living in Costa Rica different from being a tourist?