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Traveling the Globe

Scenic Drive: Vista Point Over Santa Ynez Valley

November 5, 2020 |

Our waiter at The Pantry suggested the scenic drive on CA-154 E (San Marcos Pass Rd) when we told him we were on our way back home taking US101-S. We were coming from Santa Maria and driving towards Los Angeles and glad we took this scenic route (… spotting falcons, deer, and all the lovely wineries) along the way. The vista point over Santa Ynez Valley was found directly after passing Lake Cachuma. Read More

The Legendary and Haunted Santa Maria Inn (California)

November 4, 2020 | 1

First time visiting Santa Maria, CA to pick up a 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000. Relieved after a long 6-hr drive from home to know the owners of the off road vehicle only lived 6 min from this hotel. When we made reservations, we didn’t know it was haunted. Read More

Frontier Airlines Flight Experience LAS (Las Vegas) to MCO (Orlando) on July 22 2020

August 4, 2020 |

The fastest, cheapest way to pick up our newly purchased 2018 Winnebago Sunstar LX at an RV dealership in Orlando was to fly. Can you believe it was only $150.20 for two people with 2 checked luggages with no carry-on to travel domestically 2,030 miles. How has travel changed for Covid-19? Was it safe? Read More

Port Excursion: UTVs, Ziplines, and Waterslide (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

March 11, 2020 |

We’ve participated in many a zip-line thrills in past vacations, but have yet to do a “Superman” zip. Found a full day port excursion with a variety of fun – UTVs, zip lines, Pendulum swing and waterslide. Read More

Our Choice Beachfront Hotel in Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

May 25, 2019 |

We say “Goodbye!” Left on Saturday but didn’t get home until Sunday. Although we checked out 3 different accommodations (… Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas and Villa Amarilla Beachfront Hotel …) in Tamarindo, this beachfront stay was the best. I’ll miss: Read More

Drone Views of Playa Mina (aka Playa Zapotillal) and Playa Nombre de Jesús

May 10, 2019 |

Only about a 40 minute drive from Tamarindo, we pop in Playa Zapotilla into Google Maps. A local had mentioned how beautiful it was, mostly secluded and that there was a short hike with great views to be had. Read More

A Troop of Black Howler Monkeys in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica

May 10, 2019 |

Found a troop of Howler Monkeys very close to the road on the way to exploring Playa Grande and Playa Mina. Luckily, had the drone to get up close to observe them. What a treat! Read More

Hotel Hopping: The All Inclusive Occidental Tamarindo

May 7, 2019 |

Having a nice long visit to Costa Rica (May 4 – 25), we kept our reservations flexible through Booking.com. We went to check out another choice of accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of the center of Tamarindo… arriving at the All Inclusive Occidental Tamarindo. Read More