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5 types of people you meet at a hostel

Hola! My name is Fleur and you might know me from the front desk of Sunset Hostel above the Super Compro, you know the supermarket that sells that delicious Arizona carrot juice in the class bottles? Anyway, even though this is my first experience with working at a hostel, I have stayed in plenty all around the world and it feels like you always meet these five types of people The lads-on-tour lad So this is my favorite least favorite!…

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Ask yourself one question…

Ask yourself one question. What would you do if you came face to face with a real, live Bigfoot, a Sasquatch a Yeti? This is a question one must ask one’s self when traveling through the wilderness of the great unknown that is Costa Rica. Visualize yourself walking through the dense jungle of Costa Rica. Feel the humidity on your skin. Feel the occasional sun light that peaks through the trees. Hear the sound of howler monkeys, crickets the mosquitos.…

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5 ways to spot a kook

First off, I want to say this article will be a positive piece about surfing, even though the title can seem negative to some, but I’ll explain that later. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary a Kook is… “one whose ideas or actions are eccentric, fantastic, or insane : a screwball” I like this definition for two reasons, it’s general and positive, unlike the UrbanDictionary.com definitions. (Look it up yourself) And the second reason is that I now know the word “Kook”…

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New York City and Tamarindo – they’re not that different

After living in New York City for nearly 10 years, many of my friends are surprised that I would pick Tamarindo as my new home. But as different as they may seem, there are actually a lot of similarities that can make any New Yorker feel at home. –       Neighborhoods: New Yorkers hate leaving their neighborhood. If you have a friend that lives down in SoHo, good luck getting them to come to the Upper East Side for drinks. Tamarindo is like…

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How to drink free every night of the week in Tamarindo (Girls Only!)

Like many millennials I won’t skip out on awesome travels because I haven’t made my billions yet like Mark Zuckerburg. I’m definitely what you would call a cost-conscious traveler. However, where I’m not like most millennials, at least the ladies, is that I’m not a raging feminist, and it’s for one reason and one reason alone that I hold this view – FREE DRINKS!! That’s right, who wants equal rights when you can get free drinks. Before you totally hate…

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3 Ways We Found Our Paradise, And Why You Should Look For Yours

“Paradise” is a funny word. By dictionary definition, it means ‘an ideal or idyllic place or state.’ There have been many-a-debate over paradise. For some people, the beach and palm trees come to mind. For some, it’s mountains topped with glittery snow. And I’m sure countless variations in between. When my husband and I decided we were fed up with climbing the corporate ladder and suffering through Chicago winters (yes, based on our preferences, it was suffering) we landed on…

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Skip the studio – 5 benefits of a beach yoga practice

When I came to Tamarindo I was disappointed to find that there were not any beach yoga classes. I love my heated indoor studio back in the States, but here I was hoping to find something more and take advantage of the amazing outdoor space. Uninspired by the thought of practicing indoors I decided to venture to the beach for my first attempt at a solo practice. I’ve never really enjoyed a solo practice other than refining specific poses and…

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Taking off

This last day in Canada once again, and this time my best friend, my solemate and my spirt twin is with me, her name is Kali, my name is Devyn. We are two girls who left our cold country behind for the injection of  the pura vida. Kali is a mutt dog, I think of her as a rocking dog though, she lights up everyones day, unless they are cat people. She is a therapeutic dog, so she is very…

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10 ways living next to a beach will ruin your life forever

Growing up in the sweltering hot and dry summers of Las Vegas, I was perfectly contented with the blessed relief of my family’s backyard pool. This contentment lasted for 24 years. Then I moved to Tamarindo, in an apartment with a walk less than 2 minutes away from the beach. I’m now ruined, mis amigos, forever! A concrete backyard pool shall never again suffice. Living next to the natural, enormous, beautiful (not to mention – FREE) wonder that is the…

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