Livingston (Guatemala), I Presume

When we heard about Livingston, a tiny outpost on the Guatemalan coast with an intriguing history and only accessible by boat, we knew we had to go.

So from the busy port of Puerto Barrios, we sought passage north.

After some difficulty trying to decipher the schedule and ticketing procedure for the trip… CONTINUE READING >>

When we heard about Livingston, a tiny outpost on the Guatemalan coast with an intriguing history and only accessible by boat, we knew we had to go.

So from the busy port of Puerto Barrios, we sought passage north.

After some difficulty trying to decipher the schedule and ticketing procedure for the trip… CONTINUE READING >>

Heist Monkeys & Breathtaking Beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

This small preserve along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast has been rated by Forbes as one of the world’s 12 Most Beautiful National Parks.

Absolutely teeming with wildlife, Manuel Antonio is GypsyNester heaven on earth!

And we felt that way before we saw the most spectacular sunset of our lives… CONTINUE READING >>

This small preserve along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast has been rated by Forbes as one of the world’s 12 Most Beautiful National Parks.

Absolutely teeming with wildlife, Manuel Antonio is GypsyNester heaven on earth!

And we felt that way before we saw the most spectacular sunset of our lives… CONTINUE READING >>

Creatures of the Costa Rican Night

When the sun sets in Costa Rica, the jungle comes to life! 

<– Just look at these little guys!

Join your GypsyNesters on a walk through a world of amorous amphibians, screeching owls, hidden-away bats and the other creatures that lurk in the dark of Costa Rica… CONTINUE READING >>

When the sun sets in Costa Rica, the jungle comes to life! 

<– Just look at these little guys!

Join your GypsyNesters on a walk through a world of amorous amphibians, screeching owls, hidden-away bats and the other creatures that lurk in the dark of Costa Rica… CONTINUE READING >>

How Two Little Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

While exploring the area around Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park, we noticed a rope strung across the road.

Curious, we started to pay closer attention and found that they were all over the place, tons of them.

We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of nine-year-old girls. What?… CONTINUE READING >>

 

While exploring the area around Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park, we noticed a rope strung across the road.

Curious, we started to pay closer attention and found that they were all over the place, tons of them.

We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of nine-year-old girls. What?… CONTINUE READING >>

 

Journey to the Most Active Volcano in Costa Rica

Costa Rica sits right smack on the Pacific Ring of Fire and we couldn’t imagine a visit without seeing one of the country’s six active volcanoes.

Our journey covered an amazing amount of territory in one day. We saw everything from urban to small town, cloud forest to volcano, without ever once getting lost. And for bonus not-getting-lost points, we still had time to spend a pampered afternoon lounging in nature’s hot tubs…. CONTINUE READING >>

Costa Rica sits right smack on the Pacific Ring of Fire and we couldn’t imagine a visit without seeing one of the country’s six active volcanoes.

Our journey covered an amazing amount of territory in one day. We saw everything from urban to small town, cloud forest to volcano, without ever once getting lost. And for bonus not-getting-lost points, we still had time to spend a pampered afternoon lounging in nature’s hot tubs…. CONTINUE READING >>

Baldi Hot Springs Resort in Costa Rica

We considered ourselves to be among the fortunate as we headed to lounge in the heated water that springs forth from the mountain at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort… CONTINUE READING >> 

We considered ourselves to be among the fortunate as we headed to lounge in the heated water that springs forth from the mountain at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort… CONTINUE READING >> 

Delivering Supplies to a Little School in the Jungle

We will carry this in our hearts forever…

The Anita School was built specifically for the children of immigrant workers on one of the sprawling palm plantations in the Quepos area of Costa Rica.

Driving several miles down a dusty dirt road through the dense rows of palms, we reached a one-room schoolhouse… CONTINUE READING >>

We will carry this in our hearts forever…

The Anita School was built specifically for the children of immigrant workers on one of the sprawling palm plantations in the Quepos area of Costa Rica.

Driving several miles down a dusty dirt road through the dense rows of palms, we reached a one-room schoolhouse… CONTINUE READING >>

Paradise in the Middle of the Costa Rican Jungle

Costa Rica is widely recognized as a top destination for eco-tourism. If that conjures up visions of carrying a backpack through the jungle, sleeping in tents, and living off of nuts and wild papayas, we can relate.

But that was before The Parador Resort & Spa brought us to Central America to show us the greener side of luxury.

Arriving on a late flight into… CONTINUE READING >>

Costa Rica is widely recognized as a top destination for eco-tourism. If that conjures up visions of carrying a backpack through the jungle, sleeping in tents, and living off of nuts and wild papayas, we can relate.

But that was before The Parador Resort & Spa brought us to Central America to show us the greener side of luxury.

Arriving on a late flight into… CONTINUE READING >>

It’s Un-Belize-able!

While Belize is certainly geographically very Central American, its long history as a British colony gives it a feel that we found more similar to some Caribbean islands than its Latin neighbors.

The Creole tinged… CONTINUE READING >>

While Belize is certainly geographically very Central American, its long history as a British colony gives it a feel that we found more similar to some Caribbean islands than its Latin neighbors.

The Creole tinged… CONTINUE READING >>

7 Night Cruise Live-Blog, Part Two

We’ve got you covered! We delivered on (almost) everything our readers asked for!

The beautiful destinations of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Key West. We have video on our stateroom, the entertainment (wow!), the food, the chocolate (this video will send you reeling!), our fabulous (and talented) crew and a helicopter chasing down a speeding boat!

We cavorted with spring-breakers, met incredible people, starred in a game show, got sunburnt. And, there is a complete breakdown of what we spent, how to cruise cheaply, tips on everything from proper attire to how to get a quick start on your vacation.  We are exhausted, had WAY too much fun, are going to sleep for a few days.  In the meantime, enjoy… CONTINUE READING >>

We’ve got you covered! We delivered on (almost) everything our readers asked for!

The beautiful destinations of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Key West. We have video on our stateroom, the entertainment (wow!), the food, the chocolate (this video will send you reeling!), our fabulous (and talented) crew and a helicopter chasing down a speeding boat!

We cavorted with spring-breakers, met incredible people, starred in a game show, got sunburnt. And, there is a complete breakdown of what we spent, how to cruise cheaply, tips on everything from proper attire to how to get a quick start on your vacation.  We are exhausted, had WAY too much fun, are going to sleep for a few days.  In the meantime, enjoy… CONTINUE READING >>

7 Night Cruise Live-Blog, Part One

Heck yeah! It’s another GypsyNester flat-out, no-plans, on-the-cheap, get-on-a-mode-of-transportation-and-go live-blog!  This time we’re storming a 7 night cruise – neither of us have ever been on a cruise before, so we have no idea what we’re in for.

We asked our readers to let us know what they wanted us to report on, and we’re going to cover as much of their suggestions as humanly possible.

Make sure you check in often this week – don’t miss a… CONTINUE READING >>

Heck yeah! It’s another GypsyNester flat-out, no-plans, on-the-cheap, get-on-a-mode-of-transportation-and-go live-blog!  This time we’re storming a 7 night cruise – neither of us have ever been on a cruise before, so we have no idea what we’re in for.

We asked our readers to let us know what they wanted us to report on, and we’re going to cover as much of their suggestions as humanly possible.

Make sure you check in often this week – don’t miss a… CONTINUE READING >>