Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Costa Rica

A Rainforest, a Volcano and Lots of Monkeys

“Remember that time we hiked through a rainforest on the side of a volcano in search of monkeys?” I can’t wait to look back years from now and say those words. I imagine that then, as now, the feeling will be surreal. When you think of your everyday, conventional life and then juxtapose it with…

Costa Rica customs and immigration form

Real Life: Costa Rica’s Sex Tourism and Human Trafficking

Isn’t vacation grand? You’re away from work, relaxing, exploring and feasting in a destination that’s exciting simply because it’s not your home. But sometimes while enjoying an escape, you get a glimpse of real life in that place. A glimpse without the façade put on for tourists. Sometimes it’s gritty and sometimes unpleasant. In Costa Rica,…