Turquoise Thursday: Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

With the -35C temperatures outside, I can’t help but imagine a more tropical destination. This frozen winter is making me long for Spring to come (surprise, surprise). I am a summer baby all the way. I was lucky enough to skip last winter for Australia, but the winter before wasn’t as cold as this one. I’m struggling. So needless to say, I’m in a little bit of shock.

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Photo of the Week-Teguce, Honduras

Would you consider volunteering abroad? Volunteering while traveling is an incredibly humbling and eye opening experience. Volunteering in Honduras allowed me to completely immerse myself in the culture, get to know the local people, and to give back.

HondurasThis was the view from one of the communities where we were building pilas- above ground wells.

Photo of the Week- Isla De Ometepe

Lately I’ve been reminiscing about my first ever backpacking trip to Nicaragua in 2007. It was that trip that spiked my interest in traveling and led me to a life fueled by exploring the world. Nicaragua was and still is one of my favorite countries. I can’t help but think about one of my favorite places in the country- Isla De Ometepe (the island of two mountains). This unique island was formed by two volcanos rising out from the fresh water Lake Nicaragua, the largest island in Lake Nicaragua, and the largest lake in Central America. It’s been almost 8 years since I have been to Nica and I’ve always dreamed about returning~! After looking at my pictures I know I must return. Now the question is when?

Nicaragua

Poás Volcano in Costa Rica

Photo of the Week: Poás Volcano, Costa Rica
Crater Principal – Altitude 2754m

This photo makes me excited to continue my travels in 2014! I don’t know where my journey will take me, but I am excited to know what I will see. Seeing Poás Volcano in Costa Rica in 2011 took my breath away and made me appreciate the opportunity I had to visit Costa Rica. There is always a spot in each destination that leaves me speechless. Poás was one of those places.

Costa Rica