SWIM

posted on: April 13, 2015

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Sink or swim – a thought that has been on my mind lately. After a busy year, I decided to take a little break from the blog. And now, I’m finding it really difficult to get back into the swing of things. My schedule has shifted a bit and I guess a few of my habits have changed, but I’m not giving up on this space. It’s just slowly evolving into something else.

Thanks for being so patient while I try to find my flow.

MANUEL ANTONIO

posted on: April 7, 2015

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The mountains in Costa Rica were incredible, but the beaches of Manuel Antonio were our final stop. Here the animals run free and the people teach you the true meaning of pura vida. This is where we decided to give the adventures a rest and just relax on our honeymoon – highly recommended.

RAINFOREST

posted on: March 31, 2015

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Costa Rica’s rainforest deserves its own post, am I right?

COCODRILOS

posted on: March 24, 2015

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On our drive from El Castillo to Manuel Antonio, we stopped near a bridge where a group of people were leaning over the edge. I’m happy I had my camera on me because these guys aka ‘cocodrilos’ were hanging out below.

PURA VIDA

posted on: March 20, 2015

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RIO CELESTE

posted on: March 16, 2015

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Ryan and I decided to venture out to Rio Celeste and I am so happy we did. Even though it took a 3 hour drive and a slippery trek through pouring rain in the jungle, this view was totally worth all the mud and 2,000 mosquito bites. The water was unlike anything I had ever seen before, but these photos are nothing compared to the real thing. If you ever have the chance to go, please do.

Top photo courtesy of Ryan Fisher. 

LA FORTUNA

posted on: March 11, 2015

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Above you’ll see the little Terio that we rented for the week – it was small but impressive when it came to four-wheel drive. I loved that thing and miss it a little bit. Then there’s the chicken and rice, a staple in Costa Rican cuisine. Everywhere we went, this was on the menu along with gallo pinto aka black beans and rice – which I actually loved.

This last photo of Arenal reminds me of when Ryan and I first drove into La Fortuna, we could see the tippity top of the volcano, bright and clear. About an hour later, it was gone and stayed hidden behind clouds for the rest of our stay. This is a lesson learned to always take a photo while you can. Don’t wait or take that moment for granted. You never know when a perfect opportunity might pass.

HANGING BRIDGES

posted on: March 6, 2015

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These hanging bridges sounded a lot scarier than they turned out to be. The canopies ended up being one of my favorite places in Costa Rica.

OUT OF TOWN GUEST

posted on: March 4, 2015

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Speaking of destination weddings in Mexico, Ryan and are going to see our friends get married in Cabo next weekend. Neither of us have ever been, so we couldn’t pass up an excuse for a weekend getaway to a tropical resort.

I don’t exactly have this ensemble pulled together just yet, but I’ve been known to come up with something on short notice.

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MOUNTAIN WEDDING

posted on: March 2, 2015

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When my friend from Colorado got engaged last December, I immediately started dreaming up this gorgeous rustic wedding in the mountains of Telluride. With bold, rich colors and wild, leafy florals, it was almost the complete opposite of what I envisioned for my wedding, but I think that’s what made it so appealing to me.

But of course, the bride-to-be was soon lured into the idea of a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I can’t blame her, it will be amazing, but I would still love to see this woodland fantasy come to life someday.