Pack lightly, but take everything you need. Dress appropriately for each activity, but only have one change of clothes. Simplify and get away from it all, but have everything you need to relax. Based on these conflicting principles of travel, my friends and I have come up with a woman’s basic packing list for a […]
If you don’t already know it, don’t trust travel brochures. Or travel companies. I’m not saying I didn’t have a good time in Quespos, Costa Rica and the surrounding area. Anywhere I go with Wild Greg, we have a good time. Perhaps hair raising as well, but never boring and I can at least laugh […]
I have to be honest. The only thing we did to get close to some cute little monkeys was walk through the main tourist road of Manuel Antonio Park. Even with all kinds of people there, the monkeys were just doing their thing in the branches. At least one particular kind of monkey and that […]
The trail head to Nauyaca Waterfalls was at the bottom of a treacherous gravel road. After purchasing our $5 per person pedestrian tickets, Adam 4-wheeled us down curves and steep grades that seemed to be trying to flip the rental car over it’s nose. Most of the road was dusty and in full sun. It […]
I was panicking. I had thought the previous morning’s exploratory trip our two husbands had taken through the crocodile swamp had satisfied their desire for adventure. But they were excited about the gorgeous beach on the other side. They wanted to show said beach to us, their wives. The other wife, a dear friend of […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.