Montreal

Trip Report: Montreal Day 1

For my birthday we wanted to travel somewhere within driving distance from Boston that wasn’t the same old New Hampshire towns we had visited many times in the past. Montreal came up as an option but we only had Friday-Sunday and were skeptical that it was a good fit. After some research we decided that it was drivable (5...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Final Day

We woke at our usual time Sunday morning – 5 am! After washing up and getting our things together we headed to the lobby to meet with our driver from Tachiz Travel. We were pleasantly surprised to see it was Francisco, our driver from the first day. We departed back for San Jose via the cloud forest which was...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 5 – Part 3

Soaking wet, muddy and full of adrenaline we made our way back to the hotel to try out the hotel’s onsite hot springs. Now these springs were nothing compared to the ones we saw at Baldi the night before, there were only three – two cold and one hot. Regardless it was nice to be able to unwind a...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 5 – Part 2

The last activity we were hoping to complete which we did not have booked was horseback riding to the volcano. Every tour company we spoke to offered this including Desafio and the tour company at our hotel and the hotel where we did the zip lining. Since we had such a great time with Carlos and Rafael at the...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 5 – Part 1

Once again we woke up when the sun rose at five a.m. After lazing around for a bit we went to the restaurant to have our final breakfast in Costa Rica. Today we had eggs and fruit. There was a brown sauce recommended for the eggs which we tried and found very tasty. We asked the waiter what it...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 4 – Part 2

After a full day of whitewater rafting and a delicious lunch experience (Read Friday Part 1) we were still eager to experience the most of Costa Rica as possible. Over the prior day and a half we asked everyone about the local attractions and it became clear we needed to go see the hot springs this evening. To say...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 4 – Part 1

Friday was our first big adventure day and we were up at 5 am ready to go! Okay, the adventures didn’t start until 10 but the sun rises so early and we had gone to bed at 9 ;). The hotel stay included a breakfast buffet where we had scrambled eggs and gallo pinto. After wasting some time one...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 3

We were very sad on Thursday morning to say goodbye to the Riu Guanacaste in Costa Rica. Our bus was not coming until 2 in the afternoon so we got up early to do as much as possible. For breakfast we had omelettes, more of the famed Gallo Pinto and sampled many of the fresh juices. After breakfast we...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 2

Wednesday was our beach day and the only day we didn’t have any activities pre-booked. Between the time difference and early sunrise we woke up bright and early and were off to check out the breakfast buffet. We were pleasantly surprised to see all of the things Francisco recommended available on the display including Gallo Pinto and guava. They...
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Costa Rica

Trip Report: Costa Rica – Day 1

We started our trip on Tuesday morning when we left for the airport at 3 am. The memories of this morning are very foggy – we somehow made it onto a plane and headed for Miami. At some point the sun came up and it was time to land in Miami. Something seemed off as we were approaching the...
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