Ten Steps to Instant Beach Fashion

10 clever steps to create beach fashion from a t-shirt

Forgot your sundress and the beach volleyball players you've been ogling while pretending to watch the monkeys in the coconut palms just invited you for a drink at the fancy (they  use real glassware instead of plastic Imperial beer cups) beach bar?  Don't panic! Grab an XXL t-shirt from the vendor (in the shade under the monkey tree … [Read more...]

Best Guidebook for Costa Rica

Top Ten Costa Rica Guidebooks

Don't have time to read all the insightful reviews below? Just click to Page 2 for the executive summary. Selecting the best guidebook We've been traveling in Costa Rica mapping the country for over two decades and have used a LOT of guidebooks along the way.  Since it's a business expense we usually buy every edition of every title then pick … [Read more...]

Best Costa Rica Map

Top Ten Maps of Costa Rica 1. Toucan Maps Inc. publishes the best (and for 10 years in a row, bestselling) Waterproof Travel Map of Costa Rica.  It's updated yearly and includes a detailed large scale roadmap of Costa Rica's highways, secondary paved routes, gravel roads and many of the 4WD tracks plus national parks, reserves and wildlife … [Read more...]