My first solo vacation in Costa Rica. There was something truly liberating about having the courage to travel alone as a single woman for the first time. Meanwhile, Costa Rica is very safe yet incredibly beautiful. I stayed in hostels and budget hotels, which made it so easy to make new friends, and was able to visit beautiful beaches, stunning volcanoes, lush jungles and so much more.
This trip was the first step in allowing me to have the courage to leave the United States to live and work abroad and then eventually start my own NGO in Brazil.