Costa Rica, in Central America, might be a small country but it packs a seriously big punch when comes to adventure, wildlife and nature. It’s also one of the happiest countries on earth.
Costa Rica is bordered by Panama to the South and Nicaragua to the North. Its location between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea means there are two contrasting coastlines to discover and a whole lot more in between.
White Faced Capuchin Monkey
Our Costa Rica adventure covered everything from high altitude cloud forests in Monteverde, rainforests, eco-lodges and beaches in Manuel Antonio and volcanoes in La Fortuna. Waterfalls and canopy walks took our breath away and the wildlife watching was epic. We spent an unforgettable two weeks in Costa Rica – here are some of the highlights.
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Flying high over northern Peru I gazed down on a land covered in dense tropical rainforest. A glinting river ribbons its way through the vibrant swathe of jungle. The mighty Amazon. Treehouse Lodge sits amid 350 acres of preserved Amazon Rainforest surrounded by thousands more acres of protected land. It’s the most biodiverse region on earth and the perfect place for getting up close to nature and the Amazon wildlife.
A jungle tree house resort in the Amazon comes pretty high up the list when it comes to staying in unusual and quirky places. When that treehouse is 67 feet up in the jungle canopy with exotic birds and monkeys passing by outside it’s going to be hard to top. I don’t mind admitting I was beyond excited to be staying at Treehouse Lodge for three incredible days of Amazon adventure and wildlife spotting. So did I shout ‘I’m a blogger get me out of here’? No, not even when we came across something really hairy on the way to breakfast. Read on to check out our Amazon jungle tree house hotel…
St Kitts has something for everyone. Foodie types will love St Kitts’ food and restaurant scene and luxe lovers will want to hang out at all the venues on the St Kitts luxury list. Dreamy white sand beaches are heaven for sun worshipers, there’s natural beauty for nature lovers and a strong heritage for history buffs. And there’s more. Much more. St Kitts is an island of adventure, activity and adrenaline. I had five island adventures in St Kitts. Hold onto your hat…
The Grand Canyon has to be Arizona’s most famous landmark and, without doubt, the largest. In fact it’s vast, stretching for 277 miles, up to 18 miles wide in places, and striking depths of over a mile deep where the Colorado river cuts through the canyon’s floor.
But with such a massive natural feature, which part should you visit. Read on to find out what your options are and what to expect from a visit to the Grand Canyon West Rim. A must do if you’re in Vegas for more than a few days.
The Grand Canyon
The drive through Death Valley National Park was yet another highlight along the route of our South West US road trip. In complete contrast to the majestic granite cliffs, verdant pines and babbling streams of Yosemite, Death Valley possesses a sun-bleached grandeur, and desolate sense of vastness. There really is nowhere else like it on earth.