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A Special Santa Maria Sunset in Canton de Dota, Costa Rica

A Special Santa Maria Sunset in Canton de Dota, Costa Rica

One of the main reasons I love the sunset and started Sunset Sunday is that the moment is universally celebrated as the sun sets daily around the world.  I’ve witnessed and shared many including many Costa Rica sunsets.  I also know as my community in the Florida Keys digs out from a massive Hurricane, they […]

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Podcast Episode 1: Costa Rica, the Pura Vida

Podcast Episode 1: Costa Rica, the Pura Vida

Costa Rica will always be a special place for me. After cutting the corporate chains (for the first time) in late 2004, I began my 11 month 15 country travel sabbatical with 8 weeks in Costa Rica. It changed my life. So, once I decided to start the Stay Adventurous podcast and allow listeners a new way to […]

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Sunset Sunday-Surfing Costa Rica at Sunset in Manuel Antonio

Sunset Sunday-Surfing Costa Rica at Sunset in Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio, a beach town on the tourist trail largely because of its National Park, is a perfect location to see the natural beauty and colorful wildlife that makes Costa Rica famous. I also discovered its beach,  a perfect place to experience a Costa Rican sunset, is a great place to surf too. When staying […]

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Sunset Sunday-Villa Blanca Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Sunset Sunday-Villa Blanca Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

I arrived mid-afternoon to check in and asked, “What time does the sun set?” Puzzled, the staff of the Villa Blanca Hotel responded with a surprised look. Si (yes) they understood my English. It seemed as if everyone in Costa Rica did (although for the record, I spoke much Spanish). The surprised look was because […]

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Costa Rica’s Best Beach? – The Virgin Beaches of the Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica’s Best Beach? – The Virgin Beaches of the Osa Peninsula

If Costa Rica and the Pura Vida way of life is on your travel list, make sure your visit includes time in the Osa Penninsula. On my first trip, to Costa Rica  (my travel sabbatical) I didn’t get a chance to visit this remote spot teeming with wildlife, but on my most recent trip I […]

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Sunset Sunday-An Osa Peninsula Sunset in Costa Rica

Sunset Sunday-An Osa Peninsula Sunset in Costa Rica

I headed back to the main pavilion again on my second night to watch another Costa Rican sunset on the Osa Peninsula. With no rain this evening, I was not alone. Most of the guests of El Remanso Lodge were there with either a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee or celebratory cocktails. We all […]

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Postcard-Colorful Costa Rica’s Scarlet Macaw

Postcard-Colorful Costa Rica’s Scarlet Macaw

On the remote Osa Peninsula, a place National Geographic labeled, “the most biologically intense place on earth” travelers find Costa Rica’s real riches – its wildlife.  As the last place settled in the country, it can be argued it is the ‘pure” in the country’s mantra and way of life, “Pura Vida.” When I arrived […]

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Sunset Sunday – Jaco, Costa Rica

Sunset Sunday – Jaco, Costa Rica

Looking back, the sunset seems to have always been a special part of my travels. From my childhood to my first solo trips, I can recall many sunsets. But it was after Costa Rica, the first destination on my travel sabbatical, when my simple love for the sunset grew to a passion. With most of […]

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