What has been one of your favorite moments alone? There was one night while Shaun and I were sailing from Panama to Colombia and we were far enough out to where we could not see the shoreline. The moon was full and reflecting on the smooth sea while the only thing you heard was… Continue reading Alone in the Sea
“Beware of the white faced monkeys. They work together with the raccoons to steal your things.” I rolled my eyes. Yeah, right. How can there be such a thing as interspecies cahoots? What we witnessed was just that at Manuel Antonio National Park. They get you when you are at your most vulnerable. Sleeping sunbathers… Continue reading Manuel Antonio National Park: Monkeys, Raccoons, and Thieves – OH MY!
I’m a moaner. Not like that, you perv. I find myself moaning awkwardly when eating a meal that knows exactly what my taste buds need. It doesn’t even have to be mind-blowing but for some reason the moment that I have deliciousness touch my flavor receptors, a mind explosion happens and it just comes out.… Continue reading My Coffee Connoisseur Meal Made Me Moan at Finca Rosa Blanca, Costa Rica
I could feel my heart beating and adrenaline coursing through my veins. My ears were filled with the sound of waves crashing as we made our way down the narrow winding path to Playa Espadilla. A sense of urgency overcame me and I suddenly needed the sea like I needed air to breathe. I started… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: The Sea is Calling Me – Playa Espadilla in Costa Rica
Something that is not mentioned in the guidebooks or many websites about Costa Rica is exactly how rare it is to catch the top of the Arenal Volcano. You would think with all the marketing with the chance to see lava flows (it really hasn't been active since 2011) you would think you would see… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday – A Rare View of the Arenal Volcano
The plane door opened and a gust of hot air rushed across my face at the Liberia Airport. I took in a deep breath. I had been here a few times previously and I couldn’t help but feel like I was at home in Costa Rica. The humidity hugged my skin tightly and I was… Continue reading Eat, Drink, Sleep, Do: Costa Rica Style
Costa Rica never ceases to amaze me. From lush rainforests to some of the most stunning coast lines I've ever laid my eyes on, this country is both rich in wildlife and beauty. We had spent time in Costa Rica before - living in Playas del Coco, checking out coffee in Monteverde, and falling in… Continue reading Costa Rica on Instagram – Our #GiftOfHappiness
If you haven’t heard yet, Shaun and I are heading out to Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Tourism Board and the Gift of Happiness. Those of you who have been with Over Yonderlust know that this isn’t our first rodeo to this beautiful country. We got the opportunity to live in Playas del Coco… Continue reading Costa Rica Pictures Revisited
If you haven’t guess it by now - WE’RE GOING TO COSTA RICA and experiencing the Gift of Happiness!!!! PURA VIDA, BABY! (Like, next weekend.) But this time we’re traveling a bit differently and we couldn’t be more excited about it. This time we’re making it a point to do a few things we hadn’t… Continue reading We’re Going to Costa Rica! Pura Vida, Baby!
One of the little known aims of our semi-recent great Latin American adventure was to make a little more sense of my culture and who I am. I wanted to see mis raices, my roots, and the culture that I came from. Born of Mexican descent (well, actually, if you really want to get technical… Continue reading At the Bottom of the Latin American Social Totem Pole: Being a Backpacking Latina
One of the main reasons we took on our boatsitting and dogsitting gig in Rio Dulce, Guatemala was because it was one of the only regions left on our Guatemala bucket list that we didn't get the opportunity to visit when we were last there in 2011. What I didn't realize was that this region… Continue reading A Slice of Life in Livingston, Guatemala
We glided across the glass-like water of the Rio Dulce in Mother Jones’ dinghy. The only sounds that could be heard was the occasional “putt putt” of the motor, the lone bird that would sing out in the mangroves, and the occasional clank of the empty beer cans on the floor. “I hope there aren’t… Continue reading Dinghy-splorin’ the Rio Dulce
I swore that I was not a resort girl. I was fighting them tooth and nail. I wanted to prove to myself that, somehow, I was a “true” traveler. I didn’t need the luxury. We’re hardcore right? My world was turned upside down when we were invited to Chaa Creek in San Ignacio, Belize. Situated… Continue reading A Slice of Heaven at Chaa Creek Eco-Lodge
Shaun precariously hid in an ongoing dance with the ever-changing shade spots of the catamaran as we made our way down the Rio Dulce. Life on a boat is unkind to those with fair skin. Freckles started dotting their way along his pale landscape but they did little to protect him from the harsh Guatemalan… Continue reading Glimpses of the Real Guatemala
“You will be on the sailor schedule soon enough. You’re going to be OLD SALTS!” I didn’t want to believe it. How could we, who normally head to bed around 2am, possibly be asleep by 10pm (Sailor’s Midnight)? But to be honest, there were a slew of other things that happened over our three weeks… Continue reading Old Salts of the Earth, A Travel Story