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Unique Costa Rican Tour at El Toleado Coffee Farm
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The El Toleado Permaculture Coffee Farm tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Atenas, Costa Rica. Gabriel, one of the owners, gave us a great coffee education.

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Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour
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On a boat tour in the Sierpe River area of Costa Rica we were able to view and photograph many exotic Costa Rican animals and plants such as monkeys, herons, crocodiles, white ibis, wood rail, red-headed woodpecker, hawks, toucans, macaws and much more.

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Sorry Americans, Your Cell Phone Is Useless Worldwide
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While traveling, a cell phone should make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends, to contact local attractions for information and make reservations. But using one in foreign countries can be challenging.

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Ceviche Costa Rican Style
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The mystery ingredient in Costa Rican style ceviche surprised us. But after adding it to our cerviche recipe, we agree that it adds sparkle to this delicious fish preparation.

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Protecting Costa Rica’s Sea Turtles at Playa Tortuga
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We were so lucky to be at Playa Tortuga in Costa Rica to witness the release of baby sea turtles, who were protected from poachers by a wonderful turtle conservation organization.

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Visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the gorgeous La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a 70 acre wonderland and animal rescue center located in Vara Blanca, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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Eating In and Dining Out in Costa Rica
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Many of our readers know us as healthy, gourmet cooks, so, we thought it would be fun to share how we feed ourselves here in Costa Rica.

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Five Travel Tips for Packing Light
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Here are five of my favorite travel tips to lighten your load when on an extended trip, house sitting or just trying to get everything in your tiny roll-aboard:

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