Getting Dirty 

Wow what a day! We started our morning bright and early, leaving our hotel at 7am to make our way to Kauai ATV. We had signed up for a ride to this waterfall, but when we checked in they told us the stream had gotten too big so they couldn’t take us to the waterfall….

6 Weeks of Travel

Quick reflection post Time really does fly! 6 whole weeks of traveling is complete! Crazy to think of all the places we went in such a short period of time-Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and Australia. Hopefully Sam had as much fun as I did! Thanks to Sam for keeping me company for 6 weeks so…

Diving in Cairns 

We arrived in Cairns yesterday morning, unforunately Cairns is really just a gateway city for tours and we got there too late to do a tour…. But thankfully they had this manmade “lagoon” (it was a pool) that was open to the public! It is actually a huge swimming area and even had a side…

Falling Down Doi Suthep

When my brother came to Chiang Mai, he went on a mountain biking trip down Doi Suthep. It seemed like he had a pretty good time and since I’ve never mountain biked before it seemed like a fun cool idea! The day started with getting picked up from our hostel at 9:30. They drove us…

Day 7 – Calypso Cruise

We booked a cruise for today with Calypso Cruise to Tortuga Island, an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Nicoya. The day started off with a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Afterwards, we boarded the catamaran for our cruise to Tortgua Island. Once we arrived on the island we hopped onto a smaller boat to take…

Day 6 – Jaco Beach

We decided to leave Monteverde earlier in the morning so we would be able to spend more time at the beach today! It was about 85 degrees and super humid so laying at the beach got hot quickly. Thankfully the water was the perfect temperature to cool off! Jaco Beach After spending a few hours…

Day 5 – Zip-lining and Cloud Forests

Our first adventure for today was zip-lining above the trees! We booked a tour that had a total of 8 zip lines and a fun bungee jump type thing at the end. The views above the forest were amazing and the zip line was an exciting new adventure. The view above the forest Mom on…

Day 4 – Traveling to Monteverde

Today we made our way to Monteverde, famous for its one of a kind cloud forests. We heard about how bad the roads to get to Monteverde were but we were able to find a route that didn’t involve dirt roads until the last 40 minutes. Even then the roads weren’t too bad and I’ve…

Day 3 – Volcano Adventure

Today we had a tour booked that started at 10am and went all the way till 8:30pm! The tour began with a climb up the Cerro Chato volcano… To the very top! It took a little more than 2 hours to reach the highest point. Our path up the volcano was challenging at some points!…

Day 2 – Cayoning

We started off today bright and early to go on a canyoning adventure! Canyoning is a mix of rappelling down waterfalls and hiking in a jungle filled canyon. We started off with the highest waterfall, rappelling down 165ft! Mom rappelling down the first waterfall (the person higher up) Our tour continued with rappelling down 3…

Day 1 – Made it to Costa Rica!

Thankfully our flight to San Jose was direct (only 5hours!), unfortunately it got delayed after we were already on the plane so we ended up sitting on the plane for 6 hours. Then once we arrived at the San Jose airport there were no available places to dock the plane. They ended up attaching stairs…