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KAANAPALI, MAUI

Sunday January 25, 2015

Kaanapali, Maui www.bucketlistbums.com

Kaanapali, Maui www.bucketlistbums.com

Kalua Bay, Maui www.bucketlistbums.com

Black Rock, Maui www.bucketlistbums.com

Aloha! Ah, that phrase conjures up such blissful thoughts … idyllic coves, glistening sand and golden pineapples! Our travels have taken us to Hawaii several times now, and it’s a place that really never gets old. There are eight islands in the dreamy archipelago (we’ve visited four), each with its own persona that casts its own magical spell. Kauai was a lush, green wonderland; The Big Island sparked our love affair with the underwater world; Oahu bewitched us with its beaches; and Maui was a wondrous mix of all of the above …

MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA

Sunday January 11, 2015

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Fresh off channeling our inner-Tarzan in the Monteverde rainforest, Manuel Antonio was an idyllic beachside getaway on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. From turquoise islets to coastline jungle, the region’s natural gems were a stones throw from the nearby town of Quepos. It was the perfect mix of creature comforts and outdoor adventure, and a fabulous end to our travels through Costa Rica …

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA

Sunday January 4, 2015

Monteverde, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Monteverde, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Monteverde, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Monteverde, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

Monteverde, Costa Rica www.bucketlistbums.com

We love the jungle. It’s handsdown our favorite ecosystem, and so much of our travel takes us to tropical forests around the globe – Uganda, BorneoBelizeThailand, Argentina, The Philippines … and now Costa Rica. While not as off-the-beaten-path as our usual jungle adventures, Costa Rica’s Monteverde region was still a breathtaking tropical gem – a mecca of cloud forests, canopy bridges and misty forestscapes ..