Cruisin’ the Australian Outback on the Oodnadatta Track

Cruisin' the Australian Outback on the Oodnadatta Track

Cinnamon-red mud splatters the windshield, and our van slides precariously sideways toward the ditch, righting just in time to keep us on the road. We don’t dare stop; the thick mud is as slick as ice, and deep enough that we would be stuck in seconds. Charles and I are driving the infamous Oodnadatta Track, […]

Jumping Crocodiles on Australia’s Adelaide River

Jumping Crocodiles on Australia's Adelaide River

It was a calm day on the river when, suddenly and with virtually no warning, the crocodile burst out of the muddy water and snapped voraciously at its prey barely five feet from my nose. Nicknamed Hannibal, the croc was over 15 feet long and a predator from nose to tail. Hannibal was our spectacular introduction […]

Montezuma Costa Rica Artisan Paradise or Failed Hippie Rejuvenation Project?

Montezuma Costa Rica Artisan Paradise or Failed Hippie Rejuvenation Project?

In my previous post I was continuing our little trip down the Nicoyan Peninsula in Costa Rica. We had already gone over the roughest road known to man and driven through the quiet towns of Santa Lucia and Tambor. Our next stop along the way was going to be Montezuma. Of all the places on […]

The Quiet Life in Playa Tambor and Santa Lucia Costa Rica

The Quiet Life in Playa Tambor and Santa Lucia Costa Rica

In my last post about our travels in Costa Rica we were bouncing our way South down the Nicoya Peninsula. I say bouncing simply because the only road from Naranjo to Paquera is about as rough a road as you’ll ever drive. After such a tough stretch driving down, we were greatly relieved to finally make it to our […]

Should I Visit Tamarindo

Should I Visit Tamarindo

Tamarindo’s a bustling beach town on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Tamarindo is just one of those towns:  You love it or hate it. Noone seems to be ambivalent about Tamarindo. Me? I loved and hated Tamarindo. The Good Tamarindo’s amazing beach to seems to go on forever Great waves, perfect for surfing, boogie boarding, or just chilling by the sand. […]

The Elusive Tamarindo Car Rental

The Elusive Tamarindo Car Rental

You’d think renting a car in Tamarindo would be easy. There are at least a dozen car rental places in Tamarindo. Hertz. Dollar. Budget. Mapache. National. Alamo. Economy. Vamos. Toyota Car Rental. Poas Car Rental. PuraVida Car Rental (websites and phone numbers for car rental companies in Tamarindo). All this in a town in Costa Rica with fewer […]

Mango Condos Tamarindo

Mango Condos Tamarindo

We stayed at Mango Condos for a month during our stay in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Overall, Mango was one of the cheaper Tamarindo condos we looked at renting. We were quite happy with the value that we got for the price, despite a couple of minor problems. Mango Condo Tamarindo Price. We negotiated with the ever-patient […]

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