With that in mind (and because my friends keep asking), I thought I'd share a few pictures from my recent trip to Costa Rica. I definitely had fun, but it was a business trip too because I have a story idea I'd like to set in the rainforest.
Ziplining is great fun, but it's hard to really experience the canopy when you're whizzing across it and focusing on not slamming into a tree. I took a hanging bridge canopy walk for a more contemplative look at what the rainforest has to offer.
The Arenal volcano, hiding her tip in the clouds as usual.
I'm not sure how I got this awesome picture. Props to the Canon camera peeps :)
Like flowers? Then you'll love flowers on top of flowers.
The Costa Rican version of a redwood!
Look what I found by the side of the road. Coming soon to a picture book near you, the coatimundi cutie!
The Northern Pacific beaches are made of black sand, and are beautiful but nearly deserted in some areas. If you're looking to experience the ocean without a beach packed with sunbathers, Costa Rica may be for you.
You know what's less cool than wearing a helmet? Brain damage. As usual, I got one of the feisty horses, but a guy in our group actually got bucked off his horse on a steep, narrow trail! Nurse Fiona says have fun, but always remember your protective equipment :)