Costa Rica

  • Home is…Wherever We’re Sleeping Tonight

    By Cliff on February 28, 2014
    No matter how they travel, or where they go, or if it’s shoestring, luxury, or anything in between, all travelers have one thing in common: we  need a place to rest our heads (most) every night. Depending on the day, we fall into different travel categories (backpackers, flashpackers, digital nomads, etc). Our good friend Danae coined the term “glam-packing” for us; […]
  • 8 Months in, 8 Months to go — Halfway Through our RWT!

    By Pasture Braised on October 9, 2013
    The first 8 months of our round the world trip took us from Costa Rica through South America and Europe to Turkey. According to our master plan, we’re halfway through the trip, and halfway around the world. It’s already been the trip of a lifetime, and we’re just getting started in Asia.   Here are some of our fondest food and […]
  • Raphael’s Butcher Shop Chorizo Recipe

    By Cliff on February 21, 2013
    Raphael brings me into the fold, and I learn one of my favorite Chorizo recipes  Raphael’s Chorizo is as much a product of necessity as desire. Chorizo, like most sausages, is a perfect “clean up” product for small butcher shops around the world. Whether breaking down whole animals or just cutting steaks, you are bound to end up with a lot of […]
  • Playing Butcher for the Day—Carniceria Samara

    By Cliff on February 19, 2013
    You can take the boy out of meat mongering, but you can’t take the love of breaking down animals out of the boy. It’ll come as little surprise that one of the first stops on my Playa Samara must-see list was the local butcher shop, Carniceria Samara. Impressed by the shop’s staff and offerings, and realizing that my Spanish needed […]
  • Playa Samara—Travel Haiku

    By Natalie on February 19, 2013
    Playa Samara, we got lots of sun. Ate lots of fish. And then we got engaged. Not bad for the start of a RWT.