October 04, 2019
What's the secret to chasing golden Aspens?
Chasing golden Aspens???
In other words, it's called leaf peeping or viewing the fall foliage, but since (as I learned last week during my trip out to ColRADo!) Aspen trees grow in groves and the the trees change colors at different times depending on the altitude they grow at, it's more like a hunt + chase to find Aspens that are at their peak golden color.
For example, I first arrived in the mountains in Colorado via Independence Pass and Aspen (altitude 8,000 feet), but the Aspens were only just starting to turn gold there. Womp womp. Let me tell ya, I thought I was gonna get skunked on my leaf peeping vacation! Feeling a little frustrated, I hopped back in the car, drove another 2.5 hours to a higher altitude in Breckenridge (altitude 9,600 feet), and then the gold, oh the gollllddddden Aspens!!!
Golden just like this...
So the secret? If the Aspens are quite changing color yet, go chase some Aspens at another location that is a higher altitude!
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July 30, 2021
Rainy Season > Dry Season
Yes, I said it!
I prefer Rainy Season in Costa Rica over Dry Season...and if you love breathtaking sunsets as much as I do, then you will too!
(How about that for some rhyming... 😉😂)
So why is Rainy Season better than Dry Season in Costa Rica?
Because Rainy Season = magical sunset season in Costa Rica!
In other words, rain squalls + clouds set the stage for dramatic sunsets just like this...
July 08, 2021
For a brief stretch during rainy season in Costa Rica the afternoon rains stop and the refreshing offshore summer winds come back for a mini summer / little summer, or what's called Veranillo de San Juan (verano means "summer" in Spanish).
July 06, 2021
If you've ever travelled to Costa Rica, then you most likely know + love the phrase "Pura Vida" as much as I do. But if your high school Spanish aka Español is a tad bit rusty, I probably have had you wondering what the heck I mean when...