Costa Rica Posts

The Feel Of Travel

The Feel Of Travel

The Feel Of TravelHeather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, Traveler, Business StrategistThe real reasons I find travel precious. "Are you alone?" This is a question I am often asked. Solo traveling the globe, alone, means, well, I'm on my own a lot. Depending on...

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The Cows of Costa Rica

The Cows of Costa Rica

It seemed worth commenting on the cows I am meeting here in Costa Rica. Besides the fact that they have appeared for me here as guides, as friends, and provided humorous connections to people for me (amused by my love of cows,) they are an interesting breed. Literally...

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The First Vision

The First Vision

After my recent experience with signs and feeling I was in the right place, the next level began to happen. I had a visual glimpse of something I was doing and once it came into my mind, my heart started dancing with joy. It’s not a new vision, it’s one I’ve been...

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The Hanging Bridge

The Hanging Bridge

On a recent walk through a small jungle, I had to cross a hanging bridge. In fact, it is the very one pictured in this photo. Though very low to the ground, it also moves, a lot. In fact, even though I was grasping the sides and walking very intentionally,...

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Try a Soda

Try a Soda

One of my favorite discoveries in Costa Rica has been the local Sodas. I learned about them from some fellow travelers. They are family run eateries where you can get any meal of the day for about $5. Not to mention that the food is  really good and, way more than you...

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I Can’t Wash My Clothes

I Can’t Wash My Clothes

Don’t misunderstand me - I know how to put clothes into a machine, and I know how to put them in water with some laundry detergent. But, in Costa Rica I am unable to wash my own clothes. I don’t mean that I forgot how. I mean, first and foremost, if I wash them in the...

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In 2020, I was traveling in New Zealand as the coronavirus pandemic brewed, and, got stuck there. If you want to read about what this time was like and traveling during this time, check out this page.

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I’ve been traveling the globe solo, and many of my posts share thoughts and resources specifically for other solo travelers. If you’re a fellow solo traveler, or you’re thinking about solo travel, this is a collection you will find of interest.

Sometimes I write posts where I give insider information on certain cities I’ve visited, which may be more along the lines of places to go, how to save money, etc. If that’s your main interest, check out this compilation of posts.

At the heart of international travel is learning about the many different cultures and ways of being around the world. The posts compiled on this page speak, specifically, about the cultural observations I’ve had.

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