I simply love details. All too often, we race through our daily lives – our traffic jams and our lattes – and we miss the tiny elements that form the world around us. How often are you caught by surprise when all the trees around you are suddenly awash in autumn colors, never noticing the initial hints of transition? Do you remember the color of your toothbrush? Do you actually know all of the lyrics to your favorite song?
If you find your way to Costa Rica, chances are, you’ll go wandering through a jungle or two. And what better way to do so than on a canopy tour? Sporting secluded paths, numerous suspension bridges, and abundant life, these certainly keep one entertained – all with a knowledgable local to answer silly questions and point out the camouflaged animals (and make sure no one gets eaten by a puma).
When you hear “Costa Rica,” perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the verdant forests and thriving wildlife. After all, it barely scrapes the 10th parallel, so this tropical paradise is teeming with life.
As you read this, I will be trekking through the Alaskan wilderness, finally off in search of bears! As you know, I’ve been planning for this trip for a while, and I hope to have lots of amazing grizzly photos to share with you when I get back.
As such, with no service to speak of, I’m afraid I won’t be able to participate in this week’s photo challenge, so I’ll leave you with this instead.
We had always wanted to do an all-inclusive deal in some tropical paradise. That way, we wouldn’t need to worry about our “room and board” beyond a single daily price – just our activities. It worked out very well in Costa Rica, where our hotel came with unlimited fruity drinks, amazing buffets, and nightly shows.
But I didn’t expect it to also come with so many photographic opportunities.
Alright! Costa Rica! Let’s do this! I took over 2100 photos on our trip south, and I’m so excited to share some with you.
Some adventures are premeditated, and some simply.. happen. We planned to drive through Tarcoles to visit the famous crocodile bridge, but we hadn’t anticipated being swept into a boat tour by a very convincing salesman. Oftentimes, these turn out to be scams, overpriced and/or overpromising.
We’re home once more, but I’m afraid I haven’t had any time to process any of my photos from our amazing trip to Costa Rica just yet. So I’ll leave you with just this taste.