Costa Rica Trip, Day 3 – La Catarata Fortuna & The Rainforest Chocolate Tour


On Monday morning, while our friends and family back home were commuting to work in the cold and snow, Dave and I were preparing to visit our first Costa Rican waterfall! Of course we had to start with the hotel breakfast - fruit, eggs, gallo pinto, and toast - which was just what we needed … Continue reading Costa Rica Trip, Day 3 – La Catarata Fortuna & The Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Costa Rica Trip, Day 2 – Exploring Fortuna


On Sunday morning, we woke to the sounds of exotic birds and animals chirping and calling in the trees outside our room. Ah, vacation. More adventurous folk may have chosen to rise early and run off to explore the volcano, or glide through the canopy on a zipline, but not us. We leisurely woke up, … Continue reading Costa Rica Trip, Day 2 – Exploring Fortuna

New York, New York – Hornblower Cruise


Our final major tourist activity for the trip was to take the Hornblower Sightseeing Cruise  around lower Manhattan. We took the Big Bus to Pier 15, but when we arrived, the line for the boat was crazy long. Luckily we had spotted a restaurant - Industry Kitchen - on our way in, so we decided … Continue reading New York, New York – Hornblower Cruise

New York, New York – 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Plaza


On Saturday morning, we made the trek down to the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza in lower Manhattan.  Please have a look at the slideshow. My thoughts on the visit are below. Going into this, I expected it to be an emotional experience. What else could it be? This was the site of the most … Continue reading New York, New York – 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Plaza