During her trip with G Adventures, the writer had a chance to zipline through Costa Rican canopies. // © 2015 Leora Fromm
Recently, my family of four took a two-week trip to Costa Rica. We spent our first week on a tour for families with teens by G Adventures.
It was nonstop action, with a change in location every two days. We were bussed from San Jose to La Fortuna to Monteverde to Quepos then back again, all the while being assisted by our fabulous guide.
Costa Rica provided a host of first-time experiences for me. I went whitewater rafting (and fell out on the third rapid). I tried stand-up paddleboarding and, somehow, managed to stay upright. Conquering my gut-wrenching fear of heights, I went ziplining with Sky Trek and flew Superman-style down the two longest ziplines on the course. It was an amazing opportunity to challenge myself in new and exciting ways.
Another thing that really made an impression on me was the wildlife. Sloths, monkeys, lizards, frogs and tropical birds could be found only feet from the front doors of our hotels.
By the end of our adventure, I had grown attached to Costa Rica. I didn’t want it to be over and yet, I was relieved to be headed back. After all, there really is no place like home.