15 Best Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an outdoor lover’s dream come true, with impossibly green rainforests, steaming hot springs, and pristine beaches. In fact, Costa Rica boasts a whopping 800 miles of coastline, offering everything from miles and miles of soft white shores and rocky beaches in secluded coves to jet black volcanic sand, surrounded by lush jungle. But with so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to go if you’re trying to plan a tropical getaway here. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we got you covered- here’s everything you need to know about the 15 best beaches in Costa Rica.

Visiting Hobbitenango in Guatemala: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re planning a trip to Guatemala, you may have stumbled upon Hobbitenango, a hobbit-themed eco-park that’s nestled high in the mountains outside the charming city of Antigua. But what exactly is Hobbitenango—and is it worth the visit? My husband, Justin, and I recently visited—and even stayed overnight at—this quirky attraction and are spilling the beans about everything you need to know about Hobbitenango, the most unique park in Guatemala. 

10 Best Places for Kayaking with Manatees in Florida

Florida is known for its abundant wildlife, but perhaps is most famous for its sea potato-y resident—the West Indian manatee. One of the best ways to observe manatees is by kayaking and observing these massive creatures glide under your boat, all while taking in Florida’s lush subtropical greenery surrounding you. Luckily, there’s tons of awesome spots in the state to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat, so here’s 10 of the best places for kayaking with manatees in Florida—and exactly how you can paddle with them.

17 Awesome Things to Do in Coos Bay, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is bursting with adorably quaint towns, offering dramatic coastal views and lots of charm. The teeny town of Coos Bay is often overlooked for some of its more popular neighbors, like Florence or Bandon, but this is a huge oversight—this eclectic town is full of natural beauty and quirky attractions. Here’s 17 incredible things to do in Coos Bay, a hidden gem along the southern Oregon Coast.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye’s Best Waterfall Hike

The Isle of Skye in Scotland is known for its dramatic landscapes, including jagged rock formations, rugged coastlines, and beautiful waterfalls. For one of the best hikes to immerse yourself in this ethereal scenery, head to the Fairy Pools, where you can explore a series of beautiful waterfalls that sit in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains and even swim through its crystal clear, turquoise pools. So if you want to see this magical trail for yourself, here’s everything you need to know about the Fairy Pools, the Isle of Skye’s best waterfall hike. 

10 Awesome Crystal River Manatee Tours

While Florida is known for its stunning biodiversity, there’s one of its residents that is, perhaps, most famous of them all—the adorably goofy-looking manatee. While you can find these gentle giants throughout the state, one of the best places to see them is in Crystal River, a town in Central Florida that has several natural springs. So if you want to see these sweet sea potatoes up close and personal, here’s 10 of the best Crystal River manatee tours to add to your Florida bucket list. 

Swim with Manatees in Crystal River: Everything You Need to Know

Florida has a stunning variety of biodiversity, but it’s particularly famous for one of its residents—the West Indian manatee. These adorable creatures, which weigh, on average, 1,000 pounds, are found throughout Florida’s coastal waters and, come wintertime, in its beautiful, crystal clear springs. 

Arguably, the best place to see these goofy creatures are the springs in Crystal River, a city in Central Florida—and, in fact, it’s the only place in the United States where you can legally snorkel with them! Here’s everything you need to know if you want to swim with manatees in Crystal River, from the best time of the year to come here to what to expect.

Mamquam Falls Trail: Squamish’s Most Underrated Hike

Canada’s British Columbia is full of natural beauty and the small town of Squamish, along the Sea to High Skyway, is no exception. Its Mamquam Falls Trail packs a LOT into a short and easy hike, with a lush rainforest, rushing river, and waterfall with shockingly turquoise water. Here’s everything you need to know about the Mamquam Falls Trail, one of Squamish’s most underrated hikes. 

Key Largo Scuba Diving: Everything You Need to Know

The Florida Keys are known for their balmy weather, crystal clear turquoise water, and abundant wildlife. While all 800 of the Keys have their own allure, if you’re looking for the best place to scuba dive here, Key Largo should be at the top of your list. Here’s everything to know about Key Largo scuba diving, from the best dive sites to choose from to what you can expect to see underwater. 

Chasm Lake Trail: Rocky Mountain National Park’s Most Underrated Hike

Rocky Mountain is one of the most beloved U.S. National Parks—and, actually, the fourth most popular with visitors! While some of its hiking trails can be absolutely packed, there definitely are a few hidden gems in the park, including the Chasm Lake Trail. 

Along this incredible hike, you’ll get to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountain peaks and a stunning turquoise lake, sitting in the shadow of some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. Here’s everything you need to know about the Chasm Lake Trail, one of the most underrated hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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