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A Guide to Tamarindo, Costa Rica

I stepped off of the bus that I had been on for the past 2 hours and looked around. I felt like I had walked onto the board game Candyland. It was 8 at night, but everything was so colorful. Lights flashed from every shop on the street that wasn’t more than a floor high. […]

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My First Couchsurfing Experience

I stared at my computer screen for a few moments- my jaw dropped, becoming way too friendly with my neck, and my eyes started trying to escape their sockets. Couchsurfing? I thought. What? How is that safe? This was before I had my first Couchsurfing experience. Don’t judge a book by its cover, right? I first […]

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A Hidden Beauty in Costa Rica

Did I just enter Alice in Wonderland? I stared at La Cangreja Waterfall, awestruck at its natural beauty. The water was blue-green, and was fed by a large white waterfall that made a gushing yet soothing sound as it fell. I had just hiked for two hours in Rincon de la Vieja National Park in […]

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What I Spent in One Week While Backpacking in Costa Rica

After spending a week in Costa Rica, I’ve learned that it’s extremely beautiful, with its wide range of Pacific Coast beaches, day long hikes, and hidden waterfalls. With that being said, I’ve also learned that it can be pretty cheap- and also very expensive (I felt like I was in NY with some of the […]

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When you look at the stars, you are looking into the past

As this is my first blog post, I figured I would start with one of the first moments of my travels that has stuck with me for years. I was 17 the first time I ever traveled solo- as in, a non family vacation and without my parents. I applied to and was accepted into […]

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