When we decided to visit the Guanacaste rainforest region of Costa Rica, pretty much the only thing I wanted to do was zipline. My best friend Danielle has been several times before and she speaks of the region with such reverence; I knew I needed to see it all from above. Even if I still had a lingering fear of heights. We booked our canopy tour with Sky Adventures in Arenal Volcano Park, and they were completely professional (and fun!) from beginning to end. It was low-season, so there we not a ton of us on the tour - we ended up becoming friends with one of the couples, like, Facebook-official friends even. The crew showed us how to zipline on two small cables that were about 10 feet off the ground. They let us practice, talked about all the safety procedures and personally, it relaxed me mucho for the big drop.
Getting back into the swing of things after being in Costa Rica for 10 days is hard. Overwhelming. Which is why I took some time this afternoon to browse through my thousands of photos from our visit to Tabacon Hot Springs and in a huge effort to relieve the experience, I created an animated GIF of my friends getting pummeled by a waterfall of volcano water. Left to right are Kim Tracy Prince, Andrea Fellman and Romy Schorr. Good sports all three, and great travel buddies.
Note: Several parts of my Roar Retreat conference have been sponsored, or arranged by the conference's organizers. All words are mine.I have wanted to visit Costa Rica forever. My best friend Danielle has been many times; her stories and photos just BLOW MY MIND. When friend, client and colleague Andrea Fellman moved there about a year ago, I knew at some point I would figure out a way to visit her. Luckily she and Nadia Carriere made it simple for me when they created Roar Retreat. I was thrilled to do the design and web work for the project, and of course, attend. The time has flown since we started working on all this nearly a year ago - I leave for Costa Rica tomorrow.
Note: Nokia provided travel to Firefly Music Festival but all words and photos are mine.Have you heard of Firefly? I grew up near Annapolis, but this music festival in Delaware had started well after I moved to Colorado. My friends from Nokia Lumia asked me to join them there, allowed me to invite Monika, and introduced me to more of their friends while we all proceeded to try out glamping. No typo there. Glamping. Meaning a fancier version of camping, which suited Monika and me just fine.