Traveling around Peninsula de Osa: Part 1

There was so much to do and see at Lapa Rios that I’m going to break this experience into two posts!  Here’s the first half of the exciting week that we spent there…

We started our trip from Manuel Antonio to the Osa Peninsula before noon.  Lapa Rios came to pick us up at Arenas del Mar in their Land Rover and our guide/driver, and now our good friend Roger, took us on the really long drive from the Central Coast to the Osa Peninsula.  Even with the long drive ahead of us, I was pretty excited to make this trip because it was my first time going to the South Pacific so I was really interested to do all this traveling by land and see it up close.

Playa Dominical
Playa Dominical

We first passed by Playa Dominical to check out the beach and the surfing culture in town.  It was my first time there so my first impression of the place was that it is a really small and quiet town in comparison to Tamarindo, but also with really good waves and a nice beach.  Definitely it’s a place where I would like to go and stay a few nights to know it better and see how it is like, and also for sure do some surfing in those fun waves. Chrissy tells me there is a new eco-hotel near there, Kurà, and I hope we can return soon to check it out!

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So from Dominical to Osa we almost went all the way without doing any other stops but then we got into a traffic jam because they were fixing the road.  So we had to stop for like an hour which made the drive quite a bit longer.  Once we passed through the construction and arrived into Puerto Jimenez, we checked in at the main office where they offered us a delicious and refreshing coconut water (right from the coconut!) with a bamboo straw to drink it with.  From there, we went to see the big population of caimans that live in a small river close to the marina.  There were dozens of them in a really small space, as such you can see them fighting for the space.  We could see them pretty close actually and it got scary when one caiman took me by surprise and moved really fast from where he was and really close to where we were standing!  It really was like a NAT GEO scene watching these caimans chase each other; it was a big experience for me definitely. (watch Chrissy’s video on the RCE Facebook page)

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Continuing our way to the hotel we got onto a dirt road in between the mountains and the Gulf.  And that’s where you feel like you are seriously going to be in the middle of nowhere…which is part of the adventure that they want to give you at Lapa Rios, the escape from reality. So driving along this road, the first wildlife that we saw were the macaws eating on some palm trees.  There were a lot of them so we stopped the car to shoot them because it was just spectacular to see them all flying and squawking around.

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Next we drove through several rivers to finally arrive at the hotel. When we got there, Marijke (Lapa Rios’ General Manager) was there waiting for us with all the Lapa Rios team, welcoming us with a cold and delicious drink which I’m learning is a common (and very nice) trait at each of the Cayuga hotels.  She took us on a tour of the property and I saw how it was a really natural place – definitely in the jungle.  There were millions of things to see and watch all the time there!

For our first morning, we went on the starfish tour.  We saw lots of different species of star fish that are around the area.  We even could touch them because they are really docile water animals.  It was a fun tour because we also started to interact with some of the guests that were staying at the hotel.

After the tour, we went to hang out at the pool and it’s amazing all that you can see just being there.  It is like the animals just appear and come to you, but then I realized that happens in every space around the ecolodge, even from your room when you wake up, you will easily see all kinds of monkeys, birds and insects.  It really made it the most wild experience ever in my life.

The next morning was the birdwatching tour.  I realized during the tour that I actually found it more interesting than what I thought it was going to be like at the beginning.  I enjoyed it a lot –  watching all the hundreds of species of birds, especially the most beautiful ones like the macaws and toucans, all kinds of falcons and hawks, even the spider, squirrel and howler monkeys that we saw during the walk.

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Then that night we went for the night walk around the property by some paths that they made around the jungle.  The walk is really exciting because it is at night time so it makes it really wild and interesting to imagine at the beginning what kind of animals you will come across.  I really enjoyed it even though we didn’t see a lot of things that night.  We did see a yellow bird sleeping under some leaves, then we saw some frogs in a little artificial swamp that the Lapa Rios guides built to make them come and stay there, so there would be lots around the property to study and show to the guests.  We even saw some frog eggs hanging on a leaf which looked really cool and we took some good pictures of it.  After that, other things that we saw were a Kinkajou, some small snakes, a funny mouse sitting on a branch, one young tarantula that was in its cave and lot of different insects.  I think this is the best hike around the area you can try!

The following day we did the Waterfalls hike and you mostly walk through the jungle to a river passing by several really cool waterfalls where you can even take a swim and jump into one of them which was really fun to do.  The water is so clean and fresh that you will want to stay there for awhile.

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To be continued…

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Kevin

Traveling to Manuel Antonio

photoWe started traveling early to get to Manuel Antonio…the taxi picked us up just after 6am to get to the little airport near Tamarindo, and catch our flight at 7am straight to San Jose first.  Then we had to take another one from San Jose to Arenal, and finally from Arenal to Quepos.  It was a really fun ride in the plane because it was my first time flying, so I was really excited about it.  When the plane took off we flew all over Tamarindo and Langosta, and wow what a great view.  It’s amazing how wonderful and nice the landscape looks from the sky, especially around the shore.  It was just spectacular to be able to see all those beautiful views from that angle, even when it’s just mountains that you’re looking at beneath you, it’s still really nice to see.

The part of the flight that I enjoyed the most was when we were coming from Arenal to Quepos because we literally flew over my mom’s house, which was my childhood home, so that was just incredible.  I just looked through the window and I said to myself “Oh shoot” that looks just like my home town, San Ramon, and it was, and the first thing I saw was my neighborhood. I took the camera and I couldn’t believe it, I shot my mom’s house and our entire community from the airplane.  Then I shot our beautiful church and central park, it was great.  I never expected something like that, it was super funny.

Continuing the flight, after a few more minutes, the African palm tree plantations that are all around the Quepos area came into view so we knew we were really close to our destination.  Once at the airport, our driver and good friend now, Mr. Berny, from Arenas del Mar picked us up there to take us to the hotel.  We passed by some towns in the area like Quepos City, and we made a little stop there to buy some tasty and cold beers.  Perfect for the moment because it was really hot at that point.  Arriving at the entrance to the hotel, Mr. Berny pointed out several sloths sleeping in the trees.  It was really fun to watch how they lay on the branches just like they were in the most comfortable hammock, so so funny.

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Once at the outdoor reception area of the hotel, we got a golf cart to take us to the main lobby.  It is just beautiful going through the paths on the golf cart, enjoying the jungle views where you can see a lot of wildlife like monkeys, sloths, lizards, birds, and more.  They have a huge green reserve around the hotel, you’re really in the middle of the jungle and next to the beach, which creates an environment for all kinds of animals to come and hang out.  You can see them all day, you even have to be careful about some of these little friends because if you leave your door open on your balcony you will definitely have some visitors trying to steal and eat your food.  These are the monkeys and they’re pretty curious about the food that they can find in the rooms, and they can be really messy too, so make sure to close – and lock – your doors after you go out, just to avoid these little troublemakers. There are also the other most common visitors around the hotel where there’s food, those are the raccoons who show up at the restaurant at dinner time to see what tasty and free food they can get from humans (although feeding the animals is discouraged).  So all these situations make for such a fun stay.

Capuchin caught in the act of breaking in
Capuchin caught in the act of breaking in

And so many other factors also made the stay at Arenas del Mar unforgettable…the people, food, architecture, activities and wildlife. The people because they are amazing…the most social, friendly, funny and kind team you can get in a hotel.  I became really good friends with a lot of them;  they make you feel like you are a part of the big Arenas del Mar family.  They make you feel really special all the time in the way they treat you.  And then the food – they serve the best and most delicious food in the area.  You can find on the menu a lot of appetizing dishes for lunch at Playitas Restaurant and dinner at El Mirador.  You have all kinds of options to choose…even if you are vegetarian, they have really good dishes.

Another big thing I enjoyed were the tours around the area.  Like the Rainmaker Reserve for a hike to see and check out the different regions of the Rainforest like the primary forest and secondary forest.  The big difference I could find was that it’s hotter and the trees have to grow up quite more to get the sunlight in the primary forest because it’s lower than the secondary.  Another tour we did and the one I probably enjoyed the most was the zipline canopy tour north of Quepos.  They also have a serpentarium and  a butterfly garden with really nice specimens.  So after we checked out the butterflies and snakes, we went for the next adventure, the zip lines, some hikes and a couple rappelling lines.  It was so fun, I enjoyed it fully.  After, they served us a delicious typical casado.

On one of the mornings, I had some time to go surfing and try for the first time Manuel Antonio waves.  Once at the beach, the waves looked pretty heavy and powerful in the way they were breaking because it was kind of shallow.  I started catching some fun and really fast waves but then I caught this huge close out that became pretty choppy because the wind was onshore.  I had bad timing on the wave which made me stay right on top of it and it broke with me on top. I thought I could still do the drop but the wave didn’t help me in that way, it just kept me on the top so I had to jump off the board so as to not break it if I were to fall on it pretty hard.  But even so, the heavy lip ended up doing that for me and broke the board in two pieces.  That was the saddest part of the trip.  Fortunately, one of the local surf instructors let me borrow one of his boards to use on another day.

Anyway I really enjoyed all my time at Arenas del Mar, and for me it was one of the best hotel experiences I’ve ever had.

Enjoy the slideshow…

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Kevin

The Most Harmonious Hotel Ever

DSC06819This time our trip starts once again in Tamarindo, not really early in the morning but just enough to enjoy the heat of a beautiful sunny morning in November.  We rented a car to get there and it was a really nice drive along Guanacaste province.  It was my first time going to Guiones so I was really excited to get there and see how the beach looked because I was told by a lot of my friends that it has a perfect beach break along the whole beach, so there I was…getting mentally prepared for all those nice and beautiful waves I was going to catch.  The travel time was not that long coming from Tamarindo to Guiones and once you arrive at the dirt road you can definitely feel that you getting closer to the beach – that’s the way it is around all of Costa Rica.  So finally we arrived at the Harmony Hotel and the first person we saw was our friend Norberth who we met just a week ago at our trip to Jicaro.  He had been there on vacation as well with his siblings.  He welcomed us with a cold and much needed drink and a wet towel because it was really freaking hot out there!  It was the perfect way to cool off and start our day at the hotel.

We went straight to our room to change our clothes and wear something more comfortable for the beach.  My first impression of the room was just like wow… this is a really cool room with a small living room, an outdoor shower, a hammock and chairs on the outside patio just to relax and enjoy the peaceful harmony of the place.  After we settled into our room, we went straight to the beach to see what it looked like and check out the surf.  The beach is nice and really similar to what I’m used to seeing around Tamarindo because of course they are close to each other.  But the big difference of course is that Tamarindo is pretty developed and Guiones is still really quiet like it used to be in Tamarindo maybe 8 or 10 years ago.

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The development really makes a huge difference in infrastructure.  At nighttime, in Guiones, there’s no streetlights anywhere so you have to walk in the the dark to go from one place to another – I recommend always carrying a flashlight with you or you’re gonna be totally walking blind in the darkness even with the moonlight.  We went to have dinner out of the hotel with some friends, and we were lucky that they had flashlights or it would have been impossible to find the way to the restaurant because I just couldn’t see anything at all and I kind of got lost so I just followed the people that were walking in front of me.  Looking back now, it’s really funny as I wouldn’t be able to tell which way we took that night because it was so dark all the way to the restaurant.  But at the same time it was a nice and new adventure – living these moments in the way that you are just not used to.

So going back to my main important thing to do here: the surfing.  The waves were not really amazing for those days because the swells weren’t hitting pretty much in the whole north pacific shore, so even though I caught some nice rides, they weren’t too big and not really strong but enough to have a good time and enjoy the water.

I cannot wait to go back there now that the season for waves is totally better, and it will be perfect to have this awesome combination of great surf, pleasant service and delicious food and drinks that I can’t wait to try again like the veggie sushi rolls, the gallo pinto in the morning and the sandwich from the Harmony Juice Bar made with goat cheese, tomato salsa, avocado, greens and honey.  I just remember how delicious it was, eating it combined with the tamarindo, lime and ginger juice that they prepare in the restaurant’s bar. So I’m anxiously waiting for the next opportunity to go back to the most harmonious hotel ever!

Enjoy the slideshow…

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Kevin

Exploring Nicaragua

Note from Chrissy: I’ll be working on a big project for the next 10 days or so, so I asked Kevin to write about his travels with me in October and November.  After all, this blog is about “Experiences” and I thought it would be interesting for you to read his versions of our travels together around his country and Nicaragua and see how they differ.  These are his stories…enjoy!

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These are my stories of traveling in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and the moments that were most memorable. First we started on our way to Lake Nicaragua coming from Tamarindo to the border. It was my first passport stamp and my first time out of Costa Rica. Our trip started early that day, getting out of Tamarindo at 7 am under some of the last heavy rains of the season and getting to the border around 9 am.

Once we got out of the car, all these Nicaraguan people jumped all over us trying to sell us the immigration form, the one that you totally get for free once you are inside with the border agents. The economic situation in Nicaragua is pretty bad so these people are just trying to get some extra money or actually, it might be the only income that some of these Nicaraguans can get, so is a little crazy once you get there but definitely a lot crazier on the Nicaraguan side. They charge you even to get inside with the border agents, so once again you can tell how they try to get all that they can from tourism; that it is one of the most important incomes for the country in this area.

Well once we were done with all the check-ins, we started our drive to Lake Nicaragua just stopping for a little while to see the volcanoes Madera and Concepción that are on Omotepe Island. Those are two wonderful creations of mother nature. From the mainland shore, they look really nice, right in the middle of the lake. Because it was pretty cloudy, it wasn’t really easy to see the bottom of the volcanoes but we could see the two tops (on the way home, we stopped again and it was sunny with no clouds). Continuing on our tour we got into the port where we boarded a panga that took us to the hotel, passing by many island homes on the lake.

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Once we arrived to Jicaro’s Island, they welcomed us with a delicious drink called grama tea which is made from a local grass and lemon and it was just perfect and refreshing after all that traveling. My first impression of the hotel was that the architecture went really well with the environment of the island, taking good care of the existing flora and fauna.

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All the areas of the hotel were really beautiful, the casitas were just perfect to spend time in – to just chill, relax and have a peaceful time. The restaurant has an amazing view of the lake and Mombacho volcano, the pool’s design was really cool, and they have many perfect spaces to just to hang out at. The best part of the weekend for me was the cocktail class which I tried many of the different drinks they prepare there, and my favorite, the one that I like most, was definitely the national cocktail that they call Macua.  It is made with lime, orange juice, guava pulp, sugar syrup and the main ingredient for sure was the Flor de Caña Rum – one of the best rums ever.       DSC06245

Another really fun day was when we were doing a tour around Granada City…there we saw all the nice churches they have; there’s like 8 on one street so that was really interesting. Also the wonderful houses that are there from the colonial times that they keep in perfect condition. It gives the city that touch of nostalgia that makes you feel like you are back in the 40’s or 50’s.

Talking about the staff, they were the most kind people. Always helpful and pleasant in every situation, they made our trip really joyful. Thanks so much to Jicaro Island Eco Lodge for making our vacation the best it could be!

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Kevin

Cooking Woes in Costa Rica

One final post on cooking here in Costa Rica and then we’ll return to fun adventures…

  • Chickpea flour
  • Maca
  • Goji berries
  • Cashews
  • Agave Syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Graham crackers

These are just some of my cooking challenges.  I find all these great, healthy vegan, and often times gluten-free recipes but can’t actually make any of them because of a lack of ingredients available at the stores here in Tamarindo (and probably also throughout most of Costa Rica).  I wanted to make chickpea flatbread with rosemary.  I figured – I have chickpeas, I have rosemary – so what could be the problem?  Oh yes, I need a coffee or spice grinder to make the chickpea flour because I can’t buy it here.  I might be able to find a coffee grinder…somewhere.  But “where” is the keyword.

And yes, even cashews are on that list of unattainable items.  It seems crazy to me that I can’t find them and I sometimes feel like I’m losing my mind as I’m searching through the walnuts, pecans and almonds on the grocery store shelves.  I mean really – how do cashews not exist here?  I’ve always wanted to make cashew cheese and once again, I now have the time but not the ingredient. *Sigh*

Do you know I can’t even buy coconut oil at Automercado?  It doesn’t exist!!  I’m sure it’s all being exported to the US but still, can’t we have a few bottles here?  So many of my recipes call for it and it’s just crazy that in a country that produces massive amounts of coconuts, my only oil options are Canola, Olive and Crisco.  Every once in awhile, I can find sesame.

But…to find the limeade in the lime…I can buy contraband Cuban products here. : )

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Pura vida…Chrissy

Waste Not, Want Not

Kevin is always asking me, “are you going to finish that?” when I look like I’m finished eating.  Normally, I’m done. When we were traveling, the food, even half orders, were often too much for me to eat.  And so he finishes what I don’t eat.  I know he likes to eat the food I can’t, but I also know it’s because he doesn’t like to see food go to waste.  The latter is probably more accurate.

Think back to those childhood days when your parents told you to eat everything on your plate because there were starving people in the world.  And as much as I hate to admit it, our parents were right.  In 2010, there were 925 million hungry people in the world with 17.2 million of them in the US.  That’s about 1 in 7 people, given the current population statistics.

So one afternoon, after making a batch of fresh almond milk, Kevin looked at the “pulp” (the leftover almonds), and asked me, “what are you going to do with that?”  Not really knowing, I did what I always do – I googled “almond milk pulp recipes”. Back in California, I always wanted to do something with the pulp but time was never on my side.  I felt like I was doing a good thing by making the almond milk fresh but taking it to the next level and doing something with the pulp was out of my “time budget”.

Of course, I ran into the same problem that I always run into here…I now have the extra time but most of the recipes I found either had kitchen equipment (like a dehydrator) or food (almond butter, agave) that I’d never find here in Tamarindo.  Not even at the Automercado.  So more googling was necessary in order to make substitutions.

Eventually, I found three recipes that while not perfect with ingredients and equipment, I thought I could tweak them easy enough to make a decent creation.

Another waste that I’m trying to reduce is the tamarindo pulp that I have after making juice…anyone have thoughts on how to reuse that?  Let me know!

Vegan Almond Coconut Macaroons
Vegan Almond Coconut Macaroons

And then there is the issue of food scraps.  Since I’m vegetarian, most of my food scraps could be turned into compost.  But living in a 2 story loft doesn’t afford me that option.  I already have a terrible problem with ants and my balcony is about 8″ wide.  Plus, I think there are raccoons that can access my balcony – I think that because one day I looked out to see that something had used my balcony as its bathroom – both types were left behind for me to clean up.  Did I forget to warn you not to be eating while reading this post?  Sorry about that.

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Anyways, I don’t know what to do with my food scraps.  I could leave them out for the raccoons but I’d rather not encourage them to come onto my balcony.

Pura vida…Chrissy

Inspiring Vegetarianism in Costa Rica

I’ve hired a few sales and marketing associates for my business and one of them happens to live in the area.  So a few times a week, Kevin comes to my house to work.  Having him help me on projects allows me time to not only focus more on the bigger projects for my business and clients but also frees up some of my personal time.

As I mentioned in my post about living more consciously, one of things I wanted to focus on was food.  And now I have that chance to prepare healthy and delicious vegetarian meals for me and him.   And, of course, any neighbors that happen to be walking by and smelling what I’m creating.  Still haven’t gone completely vegan but gone are the days of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

What I love is providing these nutritious meals to someone who would otherwise be eating meat at almost every meal.  And to hear how much he likes the meals, he feels full and he’s excited to see what I create next.  On our third day of work at my house, he told me, “I’m sort of becoming a vegetarian”.  I smiled as that was the unspoken plan.  To introduce him to good tasting meals that don’t contain a once-living animal.  I don’t think he’ll ever give up meat completely (I have to be realistic here) but I feel good that I’m introducing him to great food that he would not otherwise have tried.  And just like Mikey, “he likes it”.  His favorites thus far seem to be the Portobello mushroom burger with yuca chips, vegan sushi salad (the rolls didn’t slice right so I made it into a salad!), magic cookie bars, grilled cheese (gouda) and apple sandwich and of course, my famous chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.

During our travels, I also introduced him to tofu.  Tofu isn’t really well-known here in Costa Rica and so he had no knowledge of the stigma associated with tofu.  Because of this, I had him try one of the dinners at Arenas del Mar that had tofu, eggplant and zucchini in an Asian sauce.  And he loved it.  Of course, it was deep-fried in macadamia nuts so that could have also been the reason – who doesn’t love deep-fried macadamia nuts?

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I love creating “compassionate” meals and sharing them with others.  The best part is the subtle knowledge that I’m imparting…that vegetarian food is not only healthy but delicious and filling as well.

Pura vida…Chrissy

Highlights of a great week on the Rich Coast

photoWhat a great week it was!!  I met with new clients, had a breakfast meeting at Sueño del Mar, took a catamaran sunset tour on the Blue Dolphin, did a day of shooting friends on their dirt bikes and surfing and found yellow lemons at the Automercado!  I think the latter was probably the highlight – even cooler than seeing the puffer fish floating around the deep blue sea.

Once again, not sure if the “yellow lemons” were real or fake, I sliced one open and bit into it.  Oh yes, it’s definitely a limon amarillo.  A real one.  Sour, juicy and so so good in the hummus I made yesterday!  This coming week, I’ll start scouring my recipes for everything I wanted to make the last 8 months but couldn’t because of a lack of yellow lemons.

I’ll probably also make another trip back to the market to stock up on more of them.  There’s only 5 in the container and I’ll easily go through those this week.  It doesn’t really matter that they cost $5+ (for 6) or that the taxi will charge me $15-20.  We have found yellow lemons people!!  Do you have any idea what that means for me?  I’m beginning to think that Santa Claus might just exist.

This coming week will be a good one too – I’ll be getting a package from the US.  I have a client there now and so I shipped one of my friends completely random things (but important to me) for him to drop off at my client’s hotel. I know when he gets the box, he’s probably going to think I’m crazy for shipping sponges but I have a very small kitchen so I need to consolidate in order to create more space – and therefore, I need a sponge that has the soap inside it (an item which cannot be found here in Costa Rica).

And then there are Harmony’s “pill pocket treats” – the best invention ever for having to give an animal medicine.  I almost had my client bring back spinach seeds for me but decided that it was probably not good business practice to have him get caught in customs.  I’m pretty sure you can’t bring any food items into the country.

Enjoy the slideshow…and don’t forget to vote for your favorite title for Harmony and Sam!  Only 2 days left!

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Pura vida…Chrissy

Note: While I am now paid and/or receive comped services at many of the places I visit, I will always offer my unbiased opinion to you, my readers. Fortunately, I almost always have experiences that exceed my expectations.

Inspirations

Spaces full of art and music make our world a place of expression

So I’ve started a Pinterest account.  I’ve been a hold out and I still don’t totally understand the point since most of the time, if I want to find something online, I just google it.  But for business reasons, it was a necessity.

One of the boards I created, I titled: Inspiration

Much of what I chose to put in there was about relaxing – you’ll see a lot of my legs in hammocks, sunrises and sunsets. After all, we must relax and rejuvenate ourselves to do great things.  We can’t expend all our energy, run on empty and still be inspired and inspiring.

But as I looked through my old blog posts of what’s inspired me over the last few years, I found other photos as well.  Those that relate to art and music, creativity and other forms of inspiration.  The photo above was taken in Turrialba, Costa Rica and its message is so important, especially as the US continues to remove funding for the arts from its schools.

I hope you’ll follow along with my “pins” and if something inspires you, I hope you’ll repin it and share with others!

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Pura vida…Chrissy

For 2013, choose to be a positive role model

What positive changes can you make this year, for yourself and others?  Here’s my Top 10 recommendations:

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  1. Eat lower on the food chain: choose whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables.  Eat your colors!
  2. Plan a green vacation: make the conscious choice not to support tour companies, amusement parks or Resorts that hold wild animals in captivity for entertainment purposes.
  3. Adopting a pet?  Choose to adopt one from a shelter: do not buy from breeders or pet stores who buy bred animals.
  4. Buy local: visit your local farmer’s market; buy gifts and household items from local artisans and companies
  5. Find a new worthy cause to support: make a donation, give an in-kind gift or volunteer your time
  6. Stop using plastic water bottles.  Buy a stainless steel reusable bottle and carry it with you always.
  7. Pick up trash, even if it’s not yours.
  8. Appreciate what you have…and try to live on less.  Understand you probably have way more than most people in the world.
  9. Find happiness, peace and love within yourself…and then give it away, unconditionally.
  10. Take the time each week to learn a little something more about why the above 9 recommendations are so important – for your life, other lives and our beautiful world.

If these recommendations interest you and you want to learn more, please check out my Amazon.com bookstore and purchase one of my two books on living intentionally:

For the yogis: Daily Yoga: Taking your practice off the mat and into your life

And for everyone else: Living Intentionally: a short and sweet guide on how to live a healthy, happy and harmonious life

Pura vida…Chrissy