Final Blog!

Hey friends and family, Kinzie and Chris here with the final blog. What a contrast. We’re sitting in the airport, unsure what to do with ourselves and our empty nest when a scant 24 hours ago we were awaking to the soothing sounds of the jungle and the river, beckoning us to return for another […]

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Pacuare River to Heredia, Costa Rica

Update from student Alex: Today is definitely a bittersweet day; we are all looking forward to heading home tomorrow, but we are also sad to leave this beautiful place. After a deep sleep last night at the Rio Tropicales Eco Lodge located right on the Pacuare River, I awoke to an ant crawling on my […]

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Day 12!

Update from student Antonio: Two more days. Two more nights. One last activity. Two more flights. As I lay in a hammock trying to contemplate and marinate on the things we all did today, I can’t help but develop a bittersweet pit in my stomach. I have two days until I finally go home, and […]

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Day 11 – More Surfing!!

Update from student Jade: As our adventure in Costa Rica starts to finish, we come even closer as a family and so we do our best to make every second we have with each other count. Of course, we start our eleventh day with some good rice and beans, along with some eggs and fresh […]

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Catching Waves!

Update from student Kai: Last night we had a killer time at the beach and got to bed pretty early. After everyone slept like a baby (Koa and I almost sleeping through breakfast) we got up and had beans and rice for breakfast. We then headed out for another day of amazing surfing. As we […]

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Iguana Surf Lessons!

Update from student Koa: We started our day with the usual rice, beans, and eggs with Erick’s hot sauce. It had a little bit too much kick after the juices had a little time to sit overnight. He makes it for groups when they start getting too confident in their ability to handle spicy food. […]

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From Rincon to Playa Flamingo

Update by Jade: It’s bittersweet to realize that we are already halfway through our adventure in Costa Rica. If you know me well, you would know that the number eight is my lucky number. Being the eighth day of Costa Rica Active, I believe that luck showed through. Not only did we learn even more […]

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River Tubing and Waterfall Hike

Update by Alex: Our day in Rincon de la Vieja was a blast! After waking up and playing some early morning card games, we all met at 8 a.m. for breakfast at the hotel. All of the meals served here are buffet-style and have excellent choices (of both Costa Rican and U.S. cuisine). Most of […]

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Buena Nota

Update by Antonio: When directly translated into English, it means “good note.” The meaning that our guide Erick informed us of, however, gives the phrase a new perspective that I can communicate and relate to on an intimate level. It means “good people,” and the people I’ve been around have been just that, nothing but […]

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Service, Soccer, and Soaring!

Update from students Will: First, breakfast with Kai and Antonio  was empanadas with beans. Then we  finished helping a local family with building a sidewalk to stop run off.  It was pouring rain the morning but it didn’t dampen anyone’s hard working attitude. It helped that the mom of the house brought out some warm dulce water for […]

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