Central America · Costa Rica

Is Manuel Antonio National Park Worth a Visit?

When planning for our trip to Costa Rica, the top of our list on things to see included — rainforest, beaches, adventure, coffee and wildlife!  It was in search of these that led us to Manuel Antonio area, primarily for the beaches and a visit to Manuel Antonio National Park. From the San Jose airport, it… Continue reading Is Manuel Antonio National Park Worth a Visit?

Central America · Costa Rica · Destinations

Costa Rican Cooking Class

While visiting the Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica, we took a private cooking class to learn authentic, traditional cuisine.  It was a private Costa Rican cooking class offered by the Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort.  They were in the process of changing the way they cook, use and source local ingredients.  They are now… Continue reading Costa Rican Cooking Class

Destinations · Hotel · North America · USA

Pros & Cons: Sage Hill Inn in Kyle, TX

We decided to head out to Sage Hill Inn in Kyle Texas for Memorial Day weekend.  Memorial Day weekend was a chance for us to get away for a few days and enjoy the “Hill Country” of Texas.  The Sage Hill Inn is situated on 90 acres of land just outside of Austin (30 miles away). Sage… Continue reading Pros & Cons: Sage Hill Inn in Kyle, TX

Destinations · Houston · North America · USA

Summer Water Sports – HydroBoarding

Happy Summer!  One of our favorite seasons is officially here!  Not only is summer synonymous with vacation for us (have you scheduled time off yet?) but it’s also a time to get out and enjoy the water.  Brian took me to Lake Conroe this weekend for my birthday to try a new extreme sport….hydro-boarding!  We… Continue reading Summer Water Sports – HydroBoarding

Atacama · Chile · South America

Relaxing at Monjes de la Pacana

Following the first half of our day exploring the salt flats of the Los Flamencos National Reserve, we headed to Monjes de la Pacana. Monjes de la Pacana is translated to English as “Pecan Monks”.  These enormous rock formations are part of the beauty of the place.  The Monjes de la Pacana or “Pecan Monks”… Continue reading Relaxing at Monjes de la Pacana

Atacama · Chile · Destinations · South America

Desert Extreme Sports – Sandboarding Death Valley

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~Hellen Keller When traveling to new places, we always look to see what type of activities are available to try out.  The new activity is chosen because it’s one of the only and/or few places in the world that it is available to do.  Also,… Continue reading Desert Extreme Sports – Sandboarding Death Valley

Europe · Greece · Santorini

Sailing the Caldera in Santorini

“A rough day at sea is better than any day at the office.” If you are anything like us, our vision of Santorini, Greece included bright blue waters and cliffside living.  The towns are scattered on the edge of the cliffs facing the rich blue waters of the Aegean Sea.  What makes Santorini so unique is that… Continue reading Sailing the Caldera in Santorini

Atacama · Chile · Hotel · South America

Pros & Cons: Alto Atacama in Chile

We certainly had an adventurous trip to the Atacama Desert of Chile.  When deciding to go to that area, we knew the days would have some strenuous activities therefore we were searching for a place to relax when we weren’t hiking and exploring.  Our research led us to the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa where… Continue reading Pros & Cons: Alto Atacama in Chile

Atacama · Chile · South America

Exploring Los Flamencos National Reserve

As we continue our series of adventures in the Atacama Desert of Chile, we are reminded of our time exploring Los Flamencos National Reserve.  The Los Flamencos National Reserve is broken into seven distinct areas, each of which, provide different scenery and landscapes for your viewing pleasure.  Before our trip began, we were told that… Continue reading Exploring Los Flamencos National Reserve

Atacama · Chile · South America

Hiking on Mars… Our day in Valle de la Luna

Another quick Spanish to English lesson: Valle de la Luna = Valley of the Moon We don’t know what it’s like to go hiking on Mars, but apparently this place is as close as you will get!  Valle de la Luna is located in the Northern part of Chile in the Atacama Desert.  Elements such… Continue reading Hiking on Mars… Our day in Valle de la Luna