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Discovering the Indigenous Culture of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is not known for being a place of significant history or culture. No one rushes here to visit the ruins of a great empire and there's few popular historical or cultural sites of interest. People come here for the flora and fauna, the beaches and volcanoes and national parks, for the adventure activities. All of those things are amazing and wonderful - I've been here for eight months and am continually amazed by how absolutely... Read More »
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Sky vs…The First Half Of 2017

This is part of my Sky vs... recap series. Each month I'll be sharing what the month before held as well as some of my favorite things. Since I've been lazy and not done this at all in 2017, consider this a catch up post! How are we already halfway through 2017? I swear it was January 1st the other day... Boruca during "El Juego de los Diablitos" TRAVEL For the first 2 months of 2017, I didn't do a whole lot. I've been focused on... Read More »
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Volunteering in Central America With The Honduras Child Alliance

From June 2016 to October 2016, I volunteered with the Honduras Child Alliance in the sweet little beach town of El Porvenir, Honduras. It was a challenging and rewarding period of my life, one that ended only because I decided to chase my dream of being a digital nomad and could no longer balance volunteering full-time with working (more than) full-time. The view on my walk to class each morning I realized I never wrote about my time at... Read More »
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Learn Spanish: Habla Ya Bocas del Toro

Five years ago, when I was a senior in high school and just recently bitten by the travel bug, I visited Panama for the first time. It was an exciting trip - I faced my fears and went white water rafting, visited a coffee plantation, studied Spanish, and met my best friend. Since I was on a school trip and studying Spanish, I didn’t have a chance to explore much of the country - though I can tell you that the best fried chicken you will ever... Read More »
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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 »