Costa Rica

Honeymoon Problem

I'm sure lots of honeymooners have this problem- We sure did. You are on your honeymoon, you are taking pictures of your spouse, they are taking pictures of you, and of course you get those cute closeups of your faces smushed together...but that's about it... unless you're asking the bartender (which is not my husband's style).

No tripod, no third person to take a picture- What's a gal to do? MAKE a tripod! While I was creating a makeshift tripod, my husband (sneakily) took some pictures of me with his iPad. When I saw them- I couldn't stop laughing.

Here's the step-by-step.

1.) Decide where you want to set up your camera to take an awesome picture with an even more awesome background. 2.) Find tall and sturdy furniture and stack. 3.) Pray that your camera doesn't fall over and set your camera timer.

Disclaimer: No cameras were hurt in the making. Try at your own risk!

Dragging/stacking/inspecting my tripod

The framable picture we took with the tripod!

Another makeshift tripod at our second hotel- and the result!

Honeymoon in Costa Rica

This summer was by far one of the most memorable. One reason being our two-year-in-the-making... honeymoon. Only two short years later, we had a destination in mind and enough money to get there ;) We booked this trip based on the recommendations of friends and the hotel based on all of the fabulous reviews from TripAdvisor. Our journey started at the Newark Airport leading us to the Liberia Airport in Costa Rica. After a THREE AND A HALF HOUR drive- we arrived at the base of the Arenal Volcano at the Arenal Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens. Just a total of eight and a half hours of traveling, no big deal. It was worth every moment! I will never stay at another hotel that will live up to this one. The staff was amazing and the atmosphere was more than I could have imagined. We went during the rainy season, so it was cloudy most days and in the middle at night it would downpour so loud you would wake up and maybe be a little scared...or just me. After nearly a week by the volcano, we visited the gulf of Papagayo for a couple of days. There were amazing sunsets and gorgeous flora. Costa Rica holds a special place in my heart and I cannot wait to go back one day <3

Our private casita with amazing views of the volcano.

Double doors leading to our little deck.

Where I spent hours reading and watching humming birds.

Our typical semi-cloudy volcano view.

The star of my vacation- the sloth... oh, and the parrot that bit my husband.

Our driver spotted this toucan on the way to our hotel, I was thankful but a little concerned about him keeping his eyes on the road.

He also spotted this guy.

Sunsets in Papagayo

The path to our casita.