How to Mix and Match Outfits- Travel in Style

I’m so excited for vacation (more photos to come). I’m not excited about the baggage fees most airlines charge. It’s insane! I’m taking the time to pack things that I need, nothing else. I need room to bring back suviners. We’ve all seen the ‘travel’ sets of clothing on Pinterest that you can make a month of outfits…

The Singing Tower Carillon of Central Florida

Come along with me on assignment to discover why Bok Tower Gardens is “a spot of beauty second to none in the country.” This 250 acres of gardens attract 126 species of birds and contain countless species of plants, flowers and trees and is home to the spectacular Gothic Revival and Art Deco tower that was designed by architect Milton B. Medary…

Winters Final Breath

It’s hard to describe what the forest sounds like when it’s encased in ice and a slow rain is falling. The ground crunches, the branches snap, and the water trickles through the ice covered canopy. What was a path through the woods is now impassable with the trees bowed low across the way. My daughter…

Geocaching Fun

While I do love a good spring time walk, it can get a bit drab this time of year. In Michigan, the trees are starting to bud and the mud is inescapable as the snow melts. To spice up your walk, especially with kids, you can do a bit of geocaching along your route. Here’s…

Eating Raw in Costa Rica

  I grew up on a fresh fruit and vegetable farm on the east side of Lake Michigan. The anticipation of picking and eating a self grown delectable meal is a way of life for me. Market day in Costa Rica is a joy for my heart and soul as my eyes feast on the…

The Whales Tail- Uvita, Costa Rica

Sleeping in the rain forest on the night of the wolf moon was a little eerie. I was awakened by something like the sound of bat wings scraping the ceiling as it circled my bed, or it may of been the wings of a moth gently brushing up against the window screen trying to escape…

Frozen Beauty- North Carolina

North Carolina has been hit with freezing rain and ice on several occasions. No one is prepared for travel in this weather. Nor is anyone expecting the raw and natural beauty of it either.  Here are the wonders I found after the storm moved on this weekend. Through the danger and destruction a glimmer of cold beauty emerges. While the house…

Two-Tracking: Quepos, Costa Rica

An action packed day was in store for us when we decided to do a little quad running on the pacific side of Costa Rica near the port city of Quepos. We wanted an adventure off the beaten path and we got it. Our guide lead the way through palm oil farms and up a…

Exploring the Jungle

Going into nature is something that can restore my soul like nothing else. On this day we left the tourism far behind and ventured out on our own to the Rio Turrubares. We stopped where the local river bridge had washed out by the rains, not wanting to drive through the river with our vehicle….

Whale Watching

For the most part I am a “land lubber ” but the chance of seeing a mother humpback whale and her newly born calf was a once in a life time event. After all, when in my Michigan life would I ever get this chance again. After downing a Dramamine with my exquisite cup of…

Windows to the sea

One of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets is Playa Ventanas, windows to the sea. It is a beautiful secluded beach with a series of five sea caves, some accessible by sea, and some by foot. We discovered them on a border run to Panama to get our three-month visas renewed. We were looking for a place…

On Assignment from Costa Rica

A Christmas like no other. My heart never yearned to spend Christmas Day on a remote beach in the Southern Pacific until I was on assignment in Costa Rica, far from family and friends that I left behind in Michigan. Here, my internal calendar is out of kilter, nonexisitant really, for all the cues from…

On Assignment from Costa Rica

Guest Photo Post by Sherry Rought Running the spine to Boruca! Feelings of adventure run high in my soul and I am always looking for a new and exciting path to take. This day we traveled to the tribal reserve of Boruca (Reserva Indígena Boruca) high up in the Talamanca Mountains about 3 1/2 hours…

On Assignment in Costa Rica

Guest Photo Post by Sherry Rought, Costa Rica. The beauties of Costa Rica are immense. I am in awe of nature here. The juxtaposition of nature and human activity is overwhelming. Leaving the city far behind to breathe deep of fresh mountain air is something that can bring restoration to my soul. Venturing out onto…

On assignment in Costa Rica

Guest Photo Post from Sherry Rought: San Jose, Costa Rica     After being caged up in a compound in an inner city of Costa Rica  for weeks, I ventured out. Out of the razor wired, smothered area that I call home. To be set free by my own doing, was a reward in itself. I…