Category Archives: Central America

volunteer Honduras Child Alliance

How to Choose an International Volunteer Organization

My last class with the kids at HCA I spent about a third of 2016 volunteering in Honduras. This was not my first experience volunteering abroad – my first few times out of the country were volunteer trips with my school and I was finishing up my first month of 3 volunteering in Nicaragua when I flew home in 2015. For me, volunteering abroad was a long-term investment. It was about making a trackable impact by offering assistance and... Read More »
Orosi Valley Costa Rica

Unforgettable Moments from My First Trip Abroad

Over the past few weeks, my Facebook “On This Day...” feed has (mostly) taken a break from the statuses about boys and heartbroken quotes and instead turned to photos of luggage, mountains, beaches and baby sloths. I'm not too sure what I was doing last February – nothing exciting, apparently – but two years ago in February I was a month into my first solo adventure. I can't believe it's been two years since I first stepped foot in... Read More »
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

A Guide to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

  Playas del Coco, Costa Rica has been my home for over 3 months now. While it was convenience that brought me here, I have truly come to love the town. Since Playas del Coco is becoming more of a destination for travelers to Costa Rica, I wanted to make a guide on how to get here and what to do once you're here. How To Get Here The easiest way to get to Playas del Coco is by flying into the Liberia (LIR) airport – most major... Read More »

How I Ended Up in Costa Rica + the Beginnings of Being a Digital Nomad

from my first trip to Orosi, Costa Rica When I said just over two years ago, having completely fallen in love with Orosi and the pura vida lifestyle, that I would someday live in Costa Rica, I wasn't thinking about that actually happening in the near future. Living in Costa Rica was a 5 year, a 10 year goal that was based more on how I felt having just set off on my first trip than actually having a desire to live in Costa Rica. And yet... Read More »

Thoughts on Becoming a Better Me

Four days ago, I walked to the beach, went ankle-deep in the water for a few seconds, and went home. Today, I swam in the ocean. It took a solid hour of watching everyone else swim and a little coaxing and support from my friends but I did it. I spent the afternoon floating and swimming, gossiping with my friends, after spending years too uncomfortable and afraid to even go knee-deep in the water. The "trail" to the beach was intense,... Read More »