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Traveling with MS: Finding accessible adventure in Costa Rica

Travel naturally inspires individuals to experience new cultures, food, adventures, and activities. Traveling with MS (multiple sclerosis), especially to exotic locations such as Costa Rica, adds an additional challenge that demands careful planning and flexibility.
Posted on April 10, 2017

Costa Rica Family Travel

Written by Chez Chesak, and reprinted with permission from Everett Potter's Travel Report

In the Costa Rican jungle, at the base of the zipline tower, she balked, refusing to go any further. With my family all geared up in harnesses, helmets and gloves and the guides egging her on, our 8-year old daughter was not only afraid of the zipline – she was too afraid to even climb the tower that would kick off the tour of several ziplines through the park.

Posted on March 22, 2017

Travel to Costa Rica: Activities and Adventure for Everyone

At only about 20,000 square miles, Costa Rica is a country that is packed with a vast variety of climates and landscapes, and the country remains a big ecotourism destination, as well as a goal for those seeking nothing but resort pampering or off-the-charts adventure. Beaches? Check. Volcanoes? Check. Biodiversity? Absolutely.

Posted on January 5, 2017

Costa Rica Birding is More than "For the Birds"

When I think of all the locations in the world that I have been privileged to visit and would most love to visit again, Costa Rica is near the top of the list—even after seven trips there! Why? First, I'm a lifelong birder, and there are few places in the world that rival the Costa Rica birding. But as I was reminded on my last birding trip (early 2016), Costa Rica is a favorite for many reasons other than "for the birds."

Posted on June 16, 2016

The Birder's Way: A non-birder's reflections on her Costa Rica birding trip

Journeys co-founders Joan and Will Weber spent a week in Costa Rica on a birding trip. Here, Joan talks about her perspective as a non-birder.

Posted on January 29, 2016


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