Sometime in my life I got the idea in my head that as some sort of rite of passage a woman should take at least one trip by herself. Not a little local trip but someplace far and exotic, preferably where she doesn't speak the language. No waiting on a boyfriend or a friend to go with her but just go because she wants to go and can go. I am finally making that trip. The day after Thanksgiving I am leaving for two weeks in Costa Rica!
My original vision involved Germany where I would eat lots of pig products and drink copious amounts of Reisling and Gewurtztraminer but cost got me looking elsewhere. I looked at an adventure travel company that Kevin has used in the past and started looking for trips in my price range and stumbled on the Costa Rica trip and was hooked. Jungles, monkeys, birds, volcanoes, hot springs, coffee and chocolate plantations, and after the tour is over I am heading off to the beach for a few days of hanging out with the leatherback turtles and swinging in a hammock. Maybe if I am feeling particularly ambitious and graceful I might even take a surfing lesson.