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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Mystic CT

Mystic, CT – Trip Report – Day 2

On our second day in Mystic we got up and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast in the dining room. It was served buffet style and included eggs, bacon, toast and pancakes as well as coffee, tea and juices. After breakfast we went to the room to wash up and someone wanted to try out the jacuzzi tub… with bubble bath....
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Mystic CT

Mystic CT – Trip Report – Day 1

After a particularly busy holiday season Little Star and I decided we needed to get away for a couple of days and thought Mystic CT might be a good location for our little get away. We found a cute little inn to stay at – Steamboat Inn, and made our own little adventure. We took Friday off from work...
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Bars

Frost Ice Bar Boston

There is a new trend which I’ve slowly been hearing about over the past few years. Ice hotels, ice bars, places made of ice. For fun. What? Yes, a few months ago Boston got it’s first taste of this phenomenon when Frost Ice Bar opened in Faneuil Hall. What is an ice bar? Well it’s a 19 degree Fahrenheit...
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Boston

Shanghai Social Club

The Good: The food, the atmosphere, the friendly employees The Bad: No parking or valet, reservations not taken Rating: Two wings up Just in time for the students to return to town Shanghai Social Club has opened its doors on Comm Ave in Allston, MA. When I first read about the restaurant in Eater I was a bit skeptical...
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