June 16 - Beijing Zoo
One of the main reasons I wanted to go to China this year was to see the pandas at the Beijing Zoo. Apparently there are pandas all over the world in zoos, had I known that ... Full Journal »
My Photos : Sandra Woerner
Visiting Costa Rica had been on my bucket list for a couple of years before I was finally able to finalize details of the trip with Adventure Life(which was to be my third trip with them). My travel partner, Sarah, had not been able to arrange a time to go until now. I decided to do the \'\'Beaches and Rainforest\'\' tour to give us some variety.
Read my journal : My Costa Rica Tour
My Photos : Patty
We had an action packed trip to celebrate my friend Linda\'s 60th Birthday! The accomodations were fantastic and we had so many exciting outdoor experiences. Hightlights were: Pacuare River rafting-the best guide ever-Roberto. Snorkeling was perfect. Many colorful fish and a walk with many sloths. Rainforest and canopy ziplining was so beautiful. Justo and Jackie were great guides and lots of fun. An added trip to the BriBri indiginous village was a highlight. So interesting meeting and talking with a Shaman and also met a 111 yr. old man who sang and played the drum for us. Lots of local cuisine and fresh fruit. Yummy! Very worthwhile and memorable .
Read my journal : Rainforests and Beaches-Costa Rica
My Photos : Cynthia Mckinnon
Day 1 - My husband John and I, grateful to leave two feet of snow behind in Michigan, sip thick, dark Costa Rican coffee with our good friends, Susan and John Campbell from Scotland at Hotel Le Bergerac in San Jose. The outside enclosed patio surrounds us
Read my journal : Pura Vida Costa Rica