Adventure Travel Blogging

A Trip that gets off-the-beaten-path

A Trip that gets off-the-beaten-path
I just got a review from a family who loved their participation on our Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure, because of all the great activities and exposure to the local Caribbean culture.The idea was to create a trip which engages travelers to participate and where they can feel more like guests than just travelers. That connection is created when travelers learn from local's daily lives and their traditions.We are not satisfied with just taking guests off the beaten path on this trip. We take guests deep inside a part of Costa Rica where traditional life prevails. A place where they can interact meaningfully with local people and indigenous cultures.Very few adventure travelers ever have this experience, because many native indigenous people of Costa Rica are isolated in reservations and remote areas. Having the chance to interact with local people is one of the things people enjoy the most, because it helps them put their...
Continue reading
  1718 Hits
1718 Hits

Guiding is a Family Affair

Guiding is a Family Affair
One of our senior guides in Costa Rica recently read my blog My Family Roots in Turkey and was moved to write me his personal sentiments about his own family and how he views Wildland travelers as his own extended family visiting him at home.  This is what makes Costa Rica guide, Leo Chaves, such a great Wildland guide. I like to say that being a good Wildland guide is really easy. Of course, it requires the requisite study of history, ecology, archaeology, or other areas of expertise, first-aid training, and leadership characteristics are also necessary. But the reason it should also be easy is because ultimately the most important attribute of a guide is to share your Self! And that's what I really appreciate about Leo's comments: "Family roots and history are so important.  Reading your words about your family brought back memories of many personal moments. My mother past...
Continue reading
  1803 Hits
1803 Hits

Top 5 Reasons to Head to Costa Rica With my Padre

Top 5 Reasons to Head to Costa Rica With my Padre
My Dad and I are traveling to Costa Rica next week for a much needed vacation. I thought it would be a neat idea for each of us to write down the top 5 reasons we want to visit Costa Rica and compare them. A little about us first:  for starters, I'm in my 20's and my Dad is in his 60's. We've both been very fortunate to travel extensively, but his list is much more extensive than mine. Needless to say, finding a destination neither of us has been to was a challenge in itself. Luckily we have similar interests and both enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, snorkeling, etc...  We decided on Costa Rica in a very technical fashion... we both wrote down a list of our top 5 places we wanted to visit next and Costa Rica was the match!  Now for the reasons we want to go to Costa Rica;...
Continue reading
  1786 Hits
Recent Comments
Kirsten Gardner
Great blog JB! I hope you and your pops have fun together - traveling with a family member you don't often get to see otherwise th... Read More
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:57
Kurt Kutay
Among the best of trips I ever did was to Costa Rica with my son especially to surf camp together for a week. Ever since then we s... Read More
Saturday, 05 April 2014 00:19
Kurt Kutay
Among the best of trips I ever did was to Costa Rica with my son especially to surf camp together for a week. Ever since then we s... Read More
Saturday, 05 April 2014 00:19
1786 Hits

Why is Costa Rica one of the healthiest countries in the world?

fitness-costa-rica-healthy Costa Rica ranks in the top 5 countries for health care
Costa Rica among the top 5 countries that provide the Best Health Care in the world.I felt very proud to hear Costa Rica was ranked among the top 5 countries with the best health care systems on the planet, according to the Huffington Post. If you have ever being worried about traveling to Costa Rica for health issues, you can rest assure that you will be in a very safe environment from arrival to departure and that in case of any emergency you will be in the professional hands with access to the best health technology.Here are 9 reasons I feel help Costa Ricans be healthy and also have great public and private health care systems:1. The Lifestyle: Having a slower, laid back and tropical pace of living.2. Fresh Water: The water throughout Costa Rica is good to drink. Approx. 99% of the urban population is connected to water supply, rural...
Continue reading
  1664 Hits
1664 Hits

10 Ideas to Surprise Your Love While Traveling in the Tropics

10 Ideas to Surprise Your Love While Traveling in the Tropics
Travel planning with your partner can not only be fun, but also an opportunity to design an adventure that can help develop a deeper bond between the both of you. Each day of the trip can be a chance to add a little bit of spice to the relationship, by pulling off genuine romantic acts that create a closer connection with each other.  Here are 10 ideas to surprise your love on Valentine’s day (or any other day) while traveling in the tropics. 1. Dinner for two: Surprise your partner by making reservations at the most romantic restaurant in the area. If you travel to Costa Rica, here are 3 of my favorite romantic restaurants: Hotel Grano de Oro (garden area), Le Monastere (amazing view of the city) and Doris Metropolitan (garden area). You can’t go wrong with one of these choices, but each country has their own unique romantic setting. 2....
Continue reading
  5221 Hits
5221 Hits
© . Wildland Adventures, Inc.
main_bg1