The Chrysalis Cardi: My Ultimate Travel Essential (And How To Use It)

  I’ve always been a notoriously horrible packer. I wait until the very last minute to decide what I should throw in a suitcase. I pack ridiculous items that I never use at home, but for some reason feel like I must bring along just in case of an emergency. (You know, the shoes/lotion/sunhat/other miscellaneous items I found tucked away in the back of the closet hiding beneath a...

What It’s Like To Run A Marathon In The Jungle: Tackling Costa Rica’s Moon Run

  If you’ve been following along with us since our days of teaching English in Taiwan, you might remember that a few years ago we ran our first marathon in Taipei! As two non-runners (when we started training I could barely finish three miles!) this was a massive accomplishment.     Since that first marathon, we’ve been eager to get back into running shape and successfully tackle another 26.2...

How To Plan The Ultimate Trip To Iceland

Photo via Iceland.is  Spoiler Alert: We’re going back to Europe this summer! It’s no secret that we love traveling through Europe, and while we’ve done a pretty good job of covering ground there over the years, there’s always so much left to explore. And while we’ve been to Europe quite a few times, there’s one unique travel hack we have yet to take advantage of: the opportunity to add-on a free 7-day layover...

Your Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Travelers

Just two weeks from now and we’ll all be sipping on egg nog and mimosas, with wrapping paper flung all over the floor, and Frank Sinatra’s Christmas Hits lulling softly in the background. While some of you may have had your Christmas shopping done ages ago, others haven’t even given one thought to the idea. That’s ok: we’re here to help. This last minute Travelers Gift Giving Guide is...

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...

7 Must-Visit National Parks In Costa Rica

This post is brought to you by Luxury Resorts.     One of the top reasons to visit Costa Rica is to witness the country’s diverse flora and fauna. And with some 5% of the world’s biodiversity, often all it takes to experience Costa Rica’s natural abundance is looking out your window. No matter how many times we spot toucans in our garden or hear howler monkeys calling out...

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,...

Animal Encounters in Costa Rica: Sierpe’s Spectacular Wildlife In Images

  It’s no secret that Costa Rica is known for its abundant wildlife and while there are plenty of animal sanctuaries where you can get an up close view of monkeys, toucans and sloths, there’s nothing like seeing these creatures in their natural habitat. There are few places on earth that rival the diversity and multitude of wildlife than southern Costa Rica.     Also known as the “Gateway...

Your Complete Guide To Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

  When we were first backpacking around Costa Rica (long before we ever imagined calling the country home), one of the stops we found particularly striking was Cahuita National Park. With palm-fringed beaches, abundant wildlife and powder white sand, it was everything we had first imaged Costa Rica would be. Fast-forward a few years, and we’re happy to say our return visit to Cahuita National Park proved just as...

How To Find Deeply Discounted Hotel Rates With Sears Vacations

  This post is sponsored by Sears Vacations     We love learning about free resources to save money on travel, specifically when it comes to hotels and accommodation. I mean, who doesn’t want to get the cheapest price possible when booking their hotels? Most people think that if they head to sites like Expedia, they’ll automatically get the cheapest rate possible. However, that’s not always the case. If...