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Mountain Biking down Cotopaxi; The World’s Highest Active Volcano

When you have the opportunity to mountain bike down the world’s highest active volcano, yet you have no mountain biking experience, nor have you acclimatised to Quito’s 2,800m altitude (almost 10,000 feet) having just arrived yesterday from Colombia, clearly you should respectfully decline. Add a reunion with an old friend into the mix, a measure of peer Continue Reading »

Zip Lining and Tarzan Swing in Costa Rica

My four days at the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs was almost up, but I had time for one last day activity – some jungle zip-lining. Today’s day trip costs about $45 and involves getting strapped to super long metal cables and thrown through the jungle, over waterfalls and gorges, until you reach the other side, Continue Reading »

Tubing in Costa Rica

So I was loving my four day stay in the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs, I spent all day yesterday riding horses through the jungle followed by a nice hour or two in the four natural hot spring pools they have on their grounds. This morning I was ready for another change of pace though Continue Reading »

Blue River Resort Review, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the most popular tourist destination in all of Central America. It’s super safe, ridiculously beautiful and offers a tourist infrastructure like no other country in the region. Most people end up in La Fortuna, Monteverde and perhaps on the beaches and I understand that, I also went there but that wasn’t the Continue Reading »

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