I took my first trip to Costa Rica in August 2018.
While the food, beaches, hot springs, ziplines, and wildlife were amazing, the most fascinating part of the trip was that I got to interview about a dozen centenarians on the Nicoya Peninsula.
They live in one of the world’s five Blue Zones, where people live exceptionally long and healthy lives. Stay tuned for articles about them, including about integrating my travel writer life with the work that I do for the Government of Canada about wellness and stress management.
Articles so far:
- For Matador Network, Everything you need to know about the Blue Zone in Costa Rica.
- For Forbes, Salute the sedentary sloth and see them for yourself on a trip to Costa Rica. Those of us who spent the pandemic being solitary sloths should celebrate International Sloth Day on October 20.
- For Forbes, Costa Rica: All Americans welcomed and COVID tests no longer needed.
- Simultaneously published in Reader’s Digest and MSN, about Costa Rica’s Blue Zone centenarians:
- What 12 centenarians taught me about how to live to 100 (Reader’s Digest page 1).
- What 12 centenarians taught me about how to live to 100 (Reader’s Digest page 2).
- What 12 centenarians taught me about how to live to 100 (2-page slideshow MSN version).
- Republished on the Canadian Reader’s Digest site (all on one page too).
- For Canadian Traveller magazine, 8 reasons to go to Costa Rica right now.
- For Canadian World Traveller magazine, and reprinted in American World Traveler: PDF version of A Costa Rica wildlife vacation plus the Issuu version A Costa Rica wildlife vacation.
- For Bon Voyage Travel, Educational adventures disguised as fun: including Costa Rica, plus Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Cambodia and two US cities.
- More to come!
Note: my trip was hosted by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. Per usual, everything I write is my opinion and not reviewed or approved by the tourism board or the PR firm representing them.