Costa Rica Summary

My brother and I decided that we should split our week of vacation up with one part beach, one part rainforest. Beach first! I basically sat or walked on the beach the entire time while he was doing more “exciting” things like snorkeling and such. I did get off my lazy bum and do some stand up paddle boarding our last day. Which turned out to be kneeling/sitting paddle boarding because I was faster and much less likely to fall into what my brain perceived as shark-infested water. Hey, there could have been sharks. Or jellyfish or something. You never know.

Note to self: put more thought into packing.

I definitely didn’t have some essential stuff for this vacation, the beach part in particular. For example, I was lacking a well-fitting swim suit. Not cool. My suits don’t get a lot of use, so they basically “last” forever. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ones I have are from college. I think they’re warped or something, because they just didn’t fit right (and I found out halfway through the trip that one bra cup had padding in it and the other didn’t… yeah, they fit that bad that I didn’t even notice). Probably time for an upgrade. I think I’ll get a simple black one with a fun detail or two. I’m in love with this one by Vix (extremely subtle ruffles and tiny gold accents). Eberjey has a similar ruffly one with more subtle beading. Not sure which I prefer. Or if I wanted something a little more “sporty,” this Marc by Marc Jacobs one would be perfect. I love the deep scoop neck instead of the triangle top (works much better for water sports). On a side note, this model below is missing her upper thighs in the pics from the back. Gah.

What else did I forget? A plastic water bottle. Seriously, who brings a glass water jug on vacation. Me. Heavy and breakable? Perfect! I should have grabbed this Contigo one that’s been sitting in my Amazon cart for months. The contigo travel mugs are amazing (believe me, if you don’t have one you need one), hopefully the water bottle share some of that awesomeness.

I was much better prepared for the rainforest-y part of the vacation. Ourdoorsy clothes? Check! Yoga clothes? Check! At least I got something right. I meant to do some cool sporty stuff like zip-lining and night hikes and whatnot, but again, I was lazy. One hike and I was done. My brother took enough pictures for the both of us, though. I could always photoshop myself in…


All in all, a nice getaway. Other than the actual traveling parts. Way too many hours of driving (probably spent close to 20 hours driving total). And flights stuck. Right now I’m stuck in the airport because my AM flight was cancelled. Well, as long as I make it back for work tomorrow everything should be ok. Hope you had a good weekend!