Planning a Trip to Costa Rica: Our Itinerary

Costa Rica has been on our list of places to visit for so long, especially after having to cancel planned trips several times in the past few years. We finally made it to this country known for “Pura Vida!”! During our trip, we spent time touring Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula. In this post, we share our itinerary to help you plan your trip to Costa Rica.

Planning a trip to Costa Rica: 10 tips

Costa Rica has been on our list of places to visit for so long, especially after having to cancel planned trips several times in the past few years. We finally made it to this country known for “Pura Vida!”! In this post, we share some general tips and information to help you plan your trip to Costa Rica.

Hotel Reviews: W Reserva Conchal vs Andaz Papagayo

We have been lucky to stay at both the W Reserva Conchal and the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica! Each resort has its pros and cons. In this post, we compare Marriott’s W Reserva Conchal to Hyatt’s Andaz Papagayo to assess which one is a better use of points based on our experience and what each resort offers.

Planning a Trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize: 14 Tips

Ambergris Caye is the largest of Belize’s islands and the most visited. It is known for fishing, water sports, scuba diving/snorkeling and its beaches. San Pedro is the only town on the island and the hub for most things. In this post we share 14 tips to help you plan a trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize.

Planning a Trip to Belize: 10 Tips

In this post, we share 10 tips to help you plan a trip to Belize based on our recent one-week trip to Ambergris Caye (San Pedro).

The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel

Travel is our thing and has been for the last 15+ years. Throughout the years, we have perfected how to travel for short weekend trips, mileage runs, and longer around the world trips to maximize each moment and optimized each deal to lead us to the destination, not the other way around. 2020 was offContinue reading “The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel”

COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update

After months and hours of fighting tooth and nail, we have managed to close the loop on all of our outstanding claims for refunds with airlines and hotels! We ended up pretty lucky by not losing lots of money and ending up stuck with a bunch of travel vouchers that would be difficult to useContinue reading “COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update”

Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?

Many of us are sad and disappointed in having to cancel and postpone travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us might even be looking forward to traveling again when it is safe and possible to do so and speculating as to when that might be. In this post, we talk about travels dealsContinue reading “Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?”

Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?

Updated: FOctober 25, 2021 The first time we encountered that mass of seaweed known as “sargassum” was in Barbados in 2015; it seemed to have appeared from nowhere and just kept coming every day, making it unappealing to swim in the ocean and lounge on the beach where we were staying. Since then, we’ve beenContinue reading “Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?”