Do I Really Need to Travel?

Do I Really Need to Travel?

I laid in the park this weekend watching people bustle through one of Chicago’s busiest neighborhoods. I was in a beautiful community surrounded by interesting people – the same kind…




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I Finally Went to Monteverde

I Finally Went to Monteverde

I Finally Went to Monteverde     I spent 3 nights in Monteverde after avoiding it for 5 years. I’ve always favored Costa Rica’s Central Highlands. Places like San Ramon and Bajos…




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Giving Monteverde a Chance

Giving Monteverde a Chance

I’ve been to Costa Rica 4 times and have yet to visit one of its most famous spots, the Monteverde cloud forest.  Given that there a perfectly good (and less-traveled)…




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My First Solo Trip: The Beginning of My Affair

Solo Travel: Pros and Cons In August 2010 I took my first solo trip to volunteer in Costa Rica. I never consider bringing a friend. I attached myself to a…




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