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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 – 2013 Year in Review; 2014 Preview

Sunset Sunday – 2013 Year in Review; 2014 Preview

The Sunset Sunday Series completed another successful year. The series, introduced one cold wintery day in 2010, has now become a weekly institution here on Stay Adventurous and continues to grow. When I view all the places photographed and all the special stories involved with the 180+ sunsets in the series, I can do nothing […]

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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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Becoming ‘Pura Vida’ en Costa Rica

Becoming ‘Pura Vida’ en Costa Rica

Click. I hung up the phone with Delta. Thirty-five thousand sky miles, all earned as a management consultant exchanged for a round trip ticket to San Jose, Costa Rica. This time – no assignment; my travel was personal and with purpose. Turning back was no longer an option. The travel sabbatical I talked about for […]

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