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Lunar New Year 2017

Check out my video for the Lunar New Year parade shot and edited by Stephen McFadden. Then take a peek at my photos from the celebrations at Chua Phat Phap in St. Petersburg, Florida. This little red envelope is a…

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Henry B. Plant Museum

Every so often when I’m waiting tables at Anise, someone sitting outside will ask me about the castle across the way. I proudly boast “That’s my Alma Mater! That’s the University of Tampa… and those are the minarets… and and…

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The Traveler, The Vices

La Farola de Mis Suenos

La Farola is a gem near Playa del Coco. At this point, we had tried every place we could think of down Avenida Central. I will proudly tell you that I am not a fan of customer review sites for…

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La Casita del Marisco- Playa Hermosa

Costa Rica. Saying it instantly triggers memories of sunshine, chiliguaro shots, cocktails, and a table full of friends I love all while sharing numerous dishes of delicious food. One very memorable and extremely affordable restaurant is La Casita del Marisco….

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The Look, The Traveler

Playa Penca and TeenyB

There were many constants in Costa Rica. Among those things are the friendliness of the people, their willingness to help suggest great food and beaches, and the necessary “are you sure this is the road we’re supposed to be on?”…

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Hiking the Rincon de La Vieja Nat’l Park

The theme of our trip to Costa Rica would probably be best described as traveling on roads that screamed NO! to get to places that said YES! It reminds me of those cute little brightly colored frogs that you shouldn’t touch because they’re…

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Life on Avenida Central

Our friends, Kevin and Xuan, picked us up from our Airbnb and brought us near our hotel. Our first stop- FOOD. We went to a restaurant called Marcelino and quickly became acquainted with the waiter Adolfo and the bartender Carlos….

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Chasing Waterfalls

Day 2 Andres suggested we go to a nearby waterfall. The place I was staying at was very unique. There were no street signs! It was all a grid, so it was relatively easy to get around IF you knew where…

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Andres, the Ultimate Airbnb Host

I was very lucky with our first trip to Costa Rica. My friends and former bosses at Anise Global Gastrobar invited me to stay with them at their timeshare. The only problem was that JetBlue only flies to Liberia, Costa Rica,…

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