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Work is busy. Virtually all the time. When you’re in your personal enterprise (otherwise you work for somebody in their very own enterprise) you already know this. The rising pile of unreviewed papers and/or unanswered emails are possible sufficient of a reminder, and though you could benefit from the work, you may also recognize it extra if you got an opportunity to overlook it for a short while.

Then there are occasions when work is so busy that you simply get wrapped up within the operation of all of it and have little time to soak up the top product. For us at Pura Vida! eh? Included, though we by no means lose sight of a shopper’s journey expertise (the top product of our enterprise operation), it isn’t typically that we’re given the prospect to cease working, put ourselves within the footwear of our travelling clientele, and re-live the expertise of visiting Costa Rica for the very first time. We all know the nation just like the again of our hand, so making an attempt to unlearn what we’ve discovered, unsee what we’ve seen, and unknow what we all know is almost an unimaginable feat. Nevertheless, simply as there was one thing inside us that sparked exploration, examination, and journey all through Costa Rica a few years in the past, it’s simply as essential for us to acknowledge, information, and encourage that very same spark in so many others. That is what not solely drives us in the direction of enterprise success, however extra importantly, what places a smile on our face each step of the best way.

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Photograph taken by Nikki and Ricky Solano © Copyright 2007-2018 Costa Rica Journey Weblog (Pura Vida! eh? Inc.)

A word from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. In the event you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any pictures, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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Though we’ll by no means be unexperienced Costa Rica travellers (we gave up that place way back to turn out to be educated and trusted journey assets), we will re-live the thrill of discovering Costa Rica if you do. Aside from serving to you propose and put together on your journey, we will get excited FOR you and expertise the journey WITH you by way of the testimonials, tales, photographs, and movies you decide to share with us. We’re like your mother and father on Christmas morning, the yr you allow house for school, or the day you recite your wedding ceremony vows – we’re each thrilled and proud. We have been there as soon as, and there’s no larger pleasure that we will expertise than whenever you discover and expertise pleasure for your self.

You’ll be able to think about the joys and delight we felt when two nice travellers – Mr. & Mrs. Journey (Brittany & Drew – you possibly can study extra about them right here) – not solely reached out to us as they have been planning their first journey to Costa Rica, however once they returned residence and shared this video montage of their travels:

To nearly all of travellers, the video is a superb instance of how a lot you are able to do and see in lovely Costa Rica. To us, it’s a reminder of the various the reason why we do what we do and why we like it a lot. Understanding Brittany and Drew had a life-changing journey (their travels introduced them one step nearer to turning into Mr. & Mrs. Journey… actually!), their smiles and reminiscences as captured on movie remind us of how a lot greatness, happiness, and alter this tiny nation holds. It’s bursting with presents to offer, when you’re prepared and capable of obtain them.

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Photograph taken by Nikki and Ricky Solano © Copyright 2007-2018 Costa Rica Journey Weblog (Pura Vida! eh? Inc.)

A word from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. Should you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any pictures, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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The icing on the cake? Brittany and Drew nominated us for a Liebster Award and we’re grateful and humbled to obtain it (THANK YOU!). As per the principles in accordance with award acceptance (for an ideal description of the award’s significance and guidelines click on right here), the next are our responses to Mr. & Mrs. Journey’s questions.

What made you begin your weblog, and what makes your weblog totally different?

Lack of assets, actually. Earlier than we knew this nation in and out we… properly, we didn’t! We needed to study it by some means and naturally we turned to most of the well-known assets (in print and on-line). Sadly we discovered they lacked precise expertise strolling the stroll they so eloquently and propagandadly talked, or else if their phrases could possibly be backed by apply they lacked that additional one thing that so many nice journey writers supply past the precise journey expertise. We needed to supply firsthand accounts of Costa Rica experiences with a spunk – a personality all our personal that might permit readers to get enthusiastic about what enthralls us and avoid what terrifies us, all whereas mixing in the correct quantity of inspiration amongst our suggestions and recommendation.

What do you most take pleasure in writing about?

Providing ideas and recommendation – whatever the journey topic (take a look at our associated weblog publish: The Most Well-liked Questions We Obtain About Costa Rica Journey And Our Responses To Every! in case you are planning a visit to Costa Rica!). We might write about our journey experiences all day however we might be fools if we thought that anybody had the time of their busy schedule to concentrate. Taking what we all know and making use of it in a means that permits others to profit – now that’s what makes us sleep soundly each night time.

What’s your favourite spot to date and why?

Robust one! There are too many to select from. Take a look at our associated weblog submit The place Is Your Glad Place? That is Ours in Costa Rica for a few of our favorite spots!

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Photograph taken by Nikki and Ricky Solano © Copyright 2007-2018 Costa Rica Journey Weblog (Pura Vida! eh? Inc.)

A notice from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. When you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any photographs, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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In case you have been to offer one piece of recommendation to somebody fascinated by touring, what wouldn’t it be?

Belief your instincts. You already know greatest. Not a information guide, not one other traveller, not even us. Search suggestions, ideas, and recommendation from these sources however select your personal path. Nobody is aware of you higher than YOU, so use the knowledge that others give you to affect your personal selections, to not make selections for you.

What probably the most fascinating job you’ve taken on to help your travels?

The event of our enterprise: Pura Vida! eh? Included. Between the 2 of us and way back to we will keep in mind we’ve scooped ice cream, picked espresso beans, labored at a mini-putt golf centre, labored on the circus, served/tended bar/managed a restaurant, reduce cilantro, aided in violence prevention efforts, managed in a single day safety, graded college regulation papers, ran white water rafting excursions, developed a youth mentoring program, and led naturalist (nature) excursions, however every expertise has led us to the roles we assume at this time – enterprise house owners, bloggers, and philanthropists (and we wouldn’t change a factor). 🙂

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Photograph courtesy of the tour operator (Exploradores Outdoor)

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How do you promote your weblog, and what works greatest for you?

Useful content material. Give the readers what they need and the desire come again to you for extra – time and time once more.

Is there anywhere on the planet you by no means want to go to?

There are locations that we might go to first earlier than others if given the prospect, however we’re far too open and non-judgmental to rule out any specific place with out first placing critical thought into the benefits and drawbacks related to a go to.

What does touring imply to you, how has it affected you as an individual?

Journey creates alternatives for humility. It provides the most important probability anybody will ever get to each study what humility means and apply it inside the similar snapshot of time. You’ll be able to have something you need on this world – fame, success, cash, standing, household, buddies, freedom, and extra, however so can also everybody else. Or can they? For many who can, recognizing your place as equal to those people is the important thing to dwelling a humble life. For many who can’t, recognizing your place as equal to (no higher than) these people is the apply of humility. Journey shows distinction throughout humanity, but when we will study to not affiliate value (or a scarcity thereof) inside this distinction, than it additionally teaches us humility.

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Photograph taken by Nikki and Ricky Solano © Copyright 2007-2018 Costa Rica Journey Weblog (Pura Vida! eh? Inc.)

A observe from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. Should you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any photographs, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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What’s your most memorable journey second up to now?

Carrying soccer footwear and gear for hours deep into the Costa Rican jungle to donate to indigenous faculty youngsters. Be happy to learn all about our donation challenge and our memorable journey second in our associated weblog submit: Thank You Readers And Travellers For Making This Occur. We Might Not Have Accomplished It With out You.

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Photograph taken by Nikki and Ricky Solano © Copyright 2007-2018 Costa Rica Journey Weblog (Pura Vida! eh? Inc.)

A word from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. In the event you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any pictures, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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Should you might select any nation on the earth to stay, the place wouldn’t it be and why?

Costa Rica. For almost each purpose we weblog about. 🙂

The place do you see your self in 5 years?

Completely happy. Rising our enterprise, persevering with to write down/weblog, and hopefully having fun with the journey at the moment as a lot as we’re having fun with it now.

As well as, we nominate the next 5 bloggers (in no specific order) for a similar award and ask them the 11 distinctive questions posted under:

1. Journey Forgotten
2. Journey Round The Globe
three. 2 Cents Journey
four. Chloe Does China
5. Wayfaring Canuck

1. What have you ever seen that you simply by no means thought you’d get the prospect to see?
2. What evokes your journey decisions?
three. The place will your subsequent journey take you?
four. What’s one thing you’d like to do/see however will doubtless by no means get the prospect to?
5. What might you do to beat the impediment(s) stopping you from doing/seeing that which you talk about above?
6. How lengthy have you ever been running a blog and at what level (if any) did you develop a real ardour for it?
7. What’s the greatest journey recommendation you possibly can supply?
eight. What’s the greatest running a blog recommendation you possibly can supply?
9. The place do you see your self in 5 years?
10. What do you should do/accomplish to get there?
11. What’s the mark you are attempting to go away on this world via your work/weblog?

Thanks additionally to The Seven Minds – Greater than seven chakras, Writingrenee’s Weblog – Life expertise and elevating youngsters, Lulu and the Moon, and Journey Round The Globe for awarding us with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and Nia Simone, Writer for awarding us with the Versatile Blogger Award!

To all those that learn, write, and love… pura vida!

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