The Perfect Mix of Adventure and Class: Jord Wooden Watch Review

The Perfect Mix of Adventure and Class: Jord Wooden Watch Review

It’s safe to say we live a relatively adventurous and outdoor oriented lifestyle. Just in the past few months, we’ve been white-water rafting on class 4 rapids, ran a trail marathon through the rainforest, and enjoyed ocean views in an infinity pool while monkeys swing through the nearby trees. Being surrounded by the rich nature of Costa Rica has inspired us in so many ways to remember that time is precious and to get out and enjoy life.     This is where the Jord Wooden Watch comes in. Their focus on sustainability and experiential living is something that we really admire so when my Dark Sandalwood & Smoke Watch arrived in the mail I couldn’t wait to try it on. The first thing you’ll notice when you get your Jord Wooden Watch is the presentation. My men’s watch was packaged inside an equally impressive wooden case. The case seals using magnets and even has a small drawer where you can put small accessories like cuff links or spare watch band pieces. Upon opening the box, you’ll see your unique watch wrapped around a small pillow.     I was immediately impressed by the minimalist design of the Dark Sandalwood & Smoke Watch. Of course, there are many different options you can choose from on the website including varying types of wood, different colored backgrounds, and watch faces so you can match your style.     It’s worth noting that this cool watch only claims to be splash proof, not water proof. So while it is perfect for a walk along the beach and will hold up in a...
5 Perfectly Romantic Winter Getaways In The U.S.

5 Perfectly Romantic Winter Getaways In The U.S.

    This post is sponsored by TUNG Brush. Living in Costa Rica is undeniably awesome. But as soon as the holiday season strikes so does our longing for a romantic winter escape. After all, we’re spending the majority of our year in a humid and tropical country, where we’re lucky if a rainy afternoon means putting on a sweater. So it’s hardly any wonder that right around Thanksgiving, we start longing for hot chocolate, cuddling by a fireplace and long days of skiing through a winter wonderland. With some big travel plans in the works for 2017, it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to make a winter getaway happen soon. But that didn’t stop us from taking a virtual vacation while doing the research for you! Check out our five top suggestions for a perfect romantic winter escape. We’re also sharing a new favorite travel accessory that is now going to be accompanying us on every romantic trip we take. Be sure to check it out at the end! So, here you have it:   5 Perfect Romantic Winter Getaways In The U.S.   Berkshires, MA   Photo by Peter Borcherds via Flickr cc   For excellent skiing and snow shoeing in an idyllic mountain town, look no further than the Berkshires, in Western Massachusetts. When you’re not exploring the picturesque scenery, there’s a modern art scene and plenty of farm-to-table restaurants to enjoy. Try The District Kitchen and Bar for local fare and craft beer. If you’re visiting at Christmas, then be sure to stay at the Blantyre Hotel, which is known for its fantastic decorations and beautiful...
8 Awesome Tips To Find Cheap Flight Deals Today

8 Awesome Tips To Find Cheap Flight Deals Today

One of the biggest obstacles that keeps most people from traveling more often is high flight prices. We totally understand. As much as we always want to hop on the next plane to anywhere, it’s not easy to justify hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars on tickets to faraway locations when we could better explore Costa Rica or Central America. Luckily though, we have found numerous ways to travel hack our way to cheaper flights. Here are a few of our top tips:   8 Awesome Tips To Find Cheap Flight Deals Today Stay one step ahead of the game with these 7 tips and never miss out on another flight deal again.   1. Be Flexible The more flexible you can be, the more likely you are to find the best deals. Prices can vary dramatically just by choosing a different arrival airport, or postponing your trip for a day. Search for flight tickets before you even begin to plan your trip. This way, you can nail the best flight deal, and then plan your trip around it. But this doesn’t just go for dates, it also works for location. For example, we recently needed to book two tickets from Costa Rica to Hawaii. We had 70,000 miles—enough for one of us to get there. When we were trying to purchase the other ticket on the same flight, the price was $2800. So, we got creative, and found that we could fly direct from Costa Rica to LA, roundtrip, for $400 each. We could then both get to Hawaii with the miles we had. By being flexible and allowing for an extra day...
Fall In Love With Barcelona This Fall

Fall In Love With Barcelona This Fall

It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with Barcelona. Known for Gaudi’s architecture, excellent museums, a vibrant nightlife, an amazing food scene and a laid-back Mediterranean air, Barcelona is the perfect escape for those who want both the city and beach. Wander the winding stone alleys of the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s medieval neighbourhood. Take a stroll through one of the many city parks, such as the famed Parc Guell. Stare in amazement at Gaudi’s spectacular masterpieces, such as the Sagrada Familia or Casa Mila. Or simply soak in the sun while enjoying Barcelona’s long strip of beach. There’s truly something for everyone here. Barcelona makes a great destination year round, but it is especially magical during the fall when most of the tourists have left and the weather is spectacular. And that’s just the start. Check out this awesome infographic from Dealchecker below revealing 7 fabulous reasons to fall in love with Barcelona this autumn: We were compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions remain our...
Looking For The Most Gorgeous Island In Thailand? Try Koh Lipe.

Looking For The Most Gorgeous Island In Thailand? Try Koh Lipe.

It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to island hopping in Thailand. Between the cheap and delicious cuisine, the smiling locals and the picture-perfect scenery, there’s a reason why Thailand has long been a coveted destination for travelers of all budgets and styles.     We did a fair bit of island hopping during our three weeks in Thailand. And we absolutely loved each destination we visited for different reasons. Railay had epic rock climbing. Khao Sok National Park allowed us a one-of-a-kind ethical elephant encounter. Koh Samui was all about the beautiful beaches and late-night parties. But all that said and done, there’s no doubt in our minds which island was the most beautiful: Koh Lipe.     The southernmost island in Thailand, Koh Lipe has managed to stay a bit of a hidden gem (though we’ve heard it’s changing a little more and more each year.) So far there are no full moon parties, no trendy clubs, no sprawling all-inclusive resorts… Instead, what you’ll find is understated luxury, world-class snorkeling, and paradisiacal beaches. Basically, it’s pure magic.     One of the reasons why Koh Lipe so fantastic is because it’s part of a group of islands that comprise the Tarutao National Marine Park. What’s more, the islands that surround Koh Lipe are all uninhabited. So below the glassy turquoise water, you’ll find a kaleidoscope of bright coral and tropical fish. Above the sea, the island’s idyllic sandy slivers are quiet and secluded.     We’ve heard Koh Lipe called “The Maldives of Thailand.” While we haven’t been to the Maldives yet, we feel it’s a...
A Weekend Escape In Tamarindo, Costa Rica

A Weekend Escape In Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Our first visit to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, wasn’t necessarily a memorable one. We were staying at nearby Playa Grande to witness the giant leatherback turtles that come to shore to lay their eggs. We needed an ATM, so we took a small boat across the croc-infested estuary separating Tamarindo from Playa Grande, got some cash, went to dinner and then headed right back to Playa Grande once more. So after a year and a half of living in Costa Rica, we decided it was time to finally visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. And we can say that we were pleasantly surprised with just how much we loved Tamarindo and the surrounding coastline!   Introducing Tamarindo   Tamarindo is a popular surf town in Guanacaste. It’s one of the most developed beach towns in all of Costa Rica, so there’s no shortage of restaurants, parties and hotels. We visited during “green” season, which we would recommend if you’re not keen on sharing the beach with tons of other tourists. Guanacaste is also Costa Rica’s driest region. We’ve heard it can get quite hot and dusty during the dry months—another great reason to visit the region during the shoulder season. We were lucky in that it didn’t rain once during the entire weekend we were in Tamarindo! One of the things we loved the most about Tamarindo is that it’s just one small town surrounded by stunning beaches, national parks, and other attractions. If you’re traveling by rental car, it’s easy to get off the beaten track and explore some of Costa Rica’s best-hidden gems—while...