Costa Rica

For nine awe inspiring days in June 2011 I was fortunate enough to travel with my high school's Spanish club to Costa Rica through the ISE travel program (www.isemn.org). The main goal of the trip was to learn about the country's unique culture and history, as well as to practice our Spanish in...

When I finished 7th grade, my sister, Ashley, told me she wanted to take me to Costa Rica for my 14th birthday.  She had just finished a study abroad program in San Jose. I was so happy because this would be my first time out of the country. And for my birthday!  How cool! La Ciudad On August 3,...

“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” (Gandhi).  I believe Gandhi is trying to tell us that by exposing one’s self to cultural diversity, you will improve yourself and your own culture. This is why I enjoy traveling. I believe when you visit other countries and immerse yourself in...

Riding horseback up the side of a steep hill through the thick jungle leaves that blocked the path ahead, I never thought they would get me to make it this far.  I consider myself an adventurous person; I’m just cautious.  Ocean kayaking?  Done it.  Hawaiian helicopters?  I explored the Big Island...

I once read somewhere that Costa Rica is the land of “no artificial ingredients.”  After my visit there, I must admit I have come to agree.  Not only were the sights and sounds of nature in Costa Rica some of the most beautiful and authentic I have seen, but I meet, in particular, one interesting...

Throughout my upbringing, my parents have tried to cultivate a love of travel and new experiences; when my mother became a travel agent two years ago, traveling took on a new dimension. Not only were we traveling to a number of unique and exciting places, but the whole family was immersed in the...

For my junior spring break, I went on a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica with my friend and her parents. I went zip-lining over the rainforest. I watched gorgeous scenery pass by on bumpy tour bus rides. I saw monkeys and a sloth in the tall trees near Lake Arenal. I relaxed by the pool and ate...

  Compared to Minneapolis, the land of Howler Monkeys is beautiful Costa Rica. A unique setting my high school, the School of Environmental Studies embarked on. Joining Ruta Verde Nature Tours http://www.rutaverde.cr/aboutus.php my fellow classmates and I experienced paradise. Being Eco-...

        Every year my immediate family and I have gone somewhere on vacation. The family consists of Mom- Andi, Dad- Jeff,and sister- Alyssa. Before my freshmen year I had been to Destin, Florida for  8 years. Dad's business was doing well my freshmen year so we decided to go to Costa Rica for...

Looking out the window of the 757, I could already see the familiar surroundings of the country I once called home. It was July of 2010, and five years since my family and I moved away from the most beautiful country in the world. From the secluded surf spots to the hot spring spa at the base...

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