One year from now Costa Rica will host its first ever Ironman Competition. The event, which will be held at Playa del Coco in the Guanacaste Province will give contestants the chance to earn one of 35 qualify spots for the world championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee in May of 2017. Hosting the world’s most recognizable triathlon, The Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica, will highlight the Costa Rica as a sports and tourism destination. The Ironman 70.3 will begin with a 1.9 kilometer swim through the Papagayo Gulf, followed by a 90 kilometer bike ride...

Packing for a trip can always be a bit tricky. You’re going to a new place, you don’t know quite what to expect and so you aren’t entirely sure what to bring. Undoubtedly, you end up with several items you never use, at home or during your trip, and wishing that you had brought certain things that didn’t make the list. Here are some helpful tips to packing for your ultimate adventure in Costa Rica to help you get it right.

Know the Season

Depending on when you’re going, you’ll need different gear. Costa Rica has 2 seasons,...

If you want to see the world, you’re going to impact it, there’s no way around that. But traveling doesn’t have to harm the planet if you plan your trip with environmentally friendly concepts in mind. It is possible to see the world and the beauty that it has to offer while harming it the least amount possible. Here are some things to consider when traveling with a low environmental impact.

While the least environmentally impactful vacation is simply staying home, or taking a staycation, it’s certainly not the most exciting. Getting...

The long-time tradition of a gap year is becoming popular in the United States. A common practice among students in Australia, Britain, and Europe, taking a gap year, or a break being high school and university, is catching on in the United States, where the normal routine of going straight from high school to university is being to change.

Most students who are university bound in the United States go straight from high school to college, without taking time off. For students from Australia, Britain, and Europe, the idea of taking a year...

What’s better than taking a vacation? Taking a vacation with your best friend! Everything is better when you’re with your best friends and these 15 destinations make for great outings with friends so you can make memories to last a lifetime.

Ireland

If you or your friend is brave enough to try driving on the other side of the road, then an Irish road trip through the countryside is a must. Start your trip by spending some time in Dublin and then hit the road to discover the cute little towns that dot the Irish country side. You’ll...

Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen Surfing in Costa Rica

Tom Brady, Patriot’s quarterback, and Giselle Bundchen, Brazilian Supermodel, hit the waves in Costa Rica earlier this month on their annual get away to the Central American country. The couple, who have been married for seven years, spent some quality time at the beach with their two children, Vivian, three, and Benjamin, six.

Each year, the family vacations in Costa Rica, one of the most popular Central American destinations and one that surfers of all skill levels can enjoy....

Teenage years can be difficult as many of us remember and traveling can put strains on the most solid friendships and relationship so taking a family vacation with teenagers may seem like a headache that won’t be worth the trouble. But, with the right kind of vacation, and the right kind of destination a family vacation that includes teenagers can be a great experience and one that leaves everyone closer to each other with fond memories to share for years to come.

A couple things to keep in mind while traveling with teens is that many...

It seems like surf camps are everywhere today. As the sport grows in popularity so do the surf camps and surf schools around the world offering up lessons and accommodations for those who want to learn to ride the waves improve their skills.

Choosing the right surf camps takes some time and consideration since each wave is different and each break offers up the chance to improve certain skills. Before choosing a surf camp, consider the location. Not everyone has the funds to fly half way around the world to their dream surf camp. If you...

Along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, from the northern white sand beaches of Guanacaste to the southern Puntarenas jungle lined beaches, lay towns and communities, national parks, and world famous surf spots, making Costa Rica’s Pacific coast the ideal vacation spot for just about anyone.

The tiny Central American country boasts a wide array of wildlife, outdoor activities, accommodations ranging from budget to luxury, and a vibrant and welcoming local culture. For years Costa Rica has attracted visitors from all over the world and...

While the Northern and Eastern regions of the United States and Canada are beginning to be blanketed with snow and engulfed in storms, many are making their way South, to warm beaches, sunshine, and surf camps. While the skiing and snowboarding may be phenomenal is parts of the world right now, the surf is also picking up in some ideal locations, and if snow for the new few weeks, (or months) isn’t your thing, it may be time to hit the beach and sign up for a surf camp.

Major surf destinations are scattered around the globe...