Hawai’i Weekend Getaway: How to See the Best on a Big Island Road Trip

Hawai’i Weekend Getaway: How to See the Best on a Big Island Road Trip

Day 1 of your Big Island Road Trip: Arrive in Kona You can fly into Kona or Hilo and get around the rest of the Island from there driving around Big Island. We chose to start and end our adventure in Kona, where the island’s [continue reading]

The Perfect 3-day Itinerary for a Relaxing Weekend in Vancouver

The Perfect 3-day Itinerary for a Relaxing Weekend in Vancouver

Vancouver is the perfect location for a quick West Coast weekend getaway with friends. You could also easily take this trip with a partner or family, but we went for a girls’ weekend so that is the lens through which this guide will be laid [continue reading]

Weekend in Panama – A Day in San Blas Paradise

Weekend in Panama – A Day in San Blas Paradise

On my second day in Panama City, I wake up at 4:30 am, fill up my water, fry an egg, and cut up a fruit. I reluctantly swallow my breakfast, then stagger down the stairs of my hostel in the twilight hours to catch a [continue reading]

Costa Rican Slang You Need to Know Before Your Trip

Costa Rican Slang You Need to Know Before Your Trip

Costa Ricans speak Spanish, but as is the case with most of the world, they have their own way of speaking. Just as an elevator to Americans is a lift to the British, Costa Ricans have their own way with Spanish words that is unique [continue reading]

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Costa Rican Wedding on a Budget

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Costa Rican Wedding on a Budget

My husband and I met under the cheesiest of circumstances- I was a senior in university studying abroad on my first time out of the country, and he was living back home with his mom – my host mom – after graduating from college. But [continue reading]