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Finding Paradise in Costa Rica Part 2: Adventures

Spending a week in paradise changes you. Your memory becomes a little more keen and you realize you want to remember these moments forever. You learn to appreciate nature and clean air, and silence. And if you are in paradise with someone you love, you grow closer because nothing is more pure in that paradise than love for all things beautiful.  PART TWO: ADVENTURES In Part One I wrote about just the resort itself, The Westin. Now is when I talk…

A life of fantasy.

I live in the same house I’ve lived in since birth. It’s a small farm house, split level, with an old garage with lots of rusty farm equipment and tons of terra cotta pots. The sun beams down through the places where weather and rain made the shingles soften and cave in. Vines have started to creep over the walls and down into the cement foundation. The earth is going to reclaim it soon. Even farther out on our property…

Dreaming of Punta Cana

Last May, my boyfriend and I went on our first vacation together. Now, this wasn't the only milestone on the trip. This happened to be: My first time on a place. My first time outside of the tri-state area. My first time out of the country. My first real vacation (that didn't include getting smashed around in tumultuous Jersey-shore/cold Atlantic surf.) My first time seeing clear, ocean water. I was out of my mind excited. All the way up until I…