17 Jan 2015 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Traveling

Hostel Fever If you didn’t know, hostel life is where it’s at. Travelers alike can agree on this one thing… Before I get too far ahead of myself, I’d like to disclaim that not all hostels are where it’s at, some are gnarly and gross….

Backpacking in Costa Rica: The Necessities

03 Nov 2014 Posted by Leah Hendre in Traveling

You’ve booked your flights, your passport’s ready and you’ve got your backpack down from the attic. You’re about to pack everything you need for your trip to Costa Rica, but just hold on a sec, though. There’s a very high chance that whatever you’ve got…

Border Runs: Nicaragua Style

31 Aug 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in BorderRuns, Traveling

Border runs to Nicaragua are not uncommon in these parts for travelers looking to stay in Costa Rica for over 90 days. So I hop on the bus from Jaco to Puntarenas and then into Liberia to meet up with my buddy Chappy. First thing…

Bahia Drake: A Slice of the Rich Coast

22 Aug 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Tours, Traveling

About a three hour drive south of here, on the only road that leads south on this side of the country, is a little town called Sierpe. After Palmar Norte, a decent sized town (in terms of Costa Rica) with grocery stores, hardware stores, restaurants…

Pura Vida Living

02 Apr 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Pura Vida, Spiritual, Traveling

A common phrase here in Costa Rica is Pura Vida. This saying itself embeds the soul of Costa Rican culture. The phrase holds a far deeper meaning than what lies on the surface. So for those of you who don’t know, Pura vida means no…

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