• Exhausted In Costa Rica: Day 3

    I think that the title of my post really says it all. Today was an exhausting day. 5:45am Wake up! Really hard to do considering that we had gone out the night before. However we didn’t stay too late but late enough when your waking up early. I should mention that last night was really fun and the bars in Costa Rica are so laid back and CHEAP! I sampled some awesome orange beer and I really wish I had taken a photo but its not really safe to bring your phone out with you at night, especially at crowded bars. Anyways… 6:30am Shovel in breakfast for 15minutes and then…

  • I Hate Beets: Costa Rica Day 2

    Lets talk about beets shall we… I hate them. Thankfully my mother when I was young didn’t make them much which means I wasn’t super exposed. However, today I was REALLY exposed! Beets and potatoes for lunch-I kid you not.  I choked it down only because I was hungry but I gotta tell you, I’d love to never eat that again. Anyways so with the exception of my “so so” lunch today was day 1 of my orientation! Which basically means I got to know where I’ll be teaching English and it’s actually in a goregous place-I was shocked to be honest. Today was filled with more walking than I…

  • Losing Cash In Costa Rica: Day 1

    Where do I begin???? All the months of waiting have finally arrived-I am finally in San Jose, Costa Rica! Lets start from the beginning of this glorious day shall we. 2:45am WAKE UP! After only have three hours of sleep? Yes, time to get to Boston. 4:30am Arrive in Boston and as luck would have it no line at the gate so there I was with plenty of time to kill and a Starbucks to drink! 6:50am Take off to Miami–nothing overly interesting to report on this flight which I actually think is a really good concept, I mean who wants an eventful flight? 10:00am Arrive in Miami–must find food!!…

  • Got Money? Funding My Travels To Costa Rica

    Money and travel seem to go hand in hand. I never seem to have enough money to fund all the traveling I’d like to do. So it seems like a shock to most people when the “girl who is always broke” up and decided to visit Costa Rica. A few weeks before I decided to apply for the International Volunteer Program I took a look at my finances. Since my travel blogging skills don’t earn me many press trips, it looked like my next trip would be coming out of my own pocket. My finances are in pretty good shape for the most part, I’ve got some good credit balances…