Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, and while most of us will celebrate with a taco and a margarita, the origins of this holiday are honorable and remarkable. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army successfully defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla. I had the opportunity to visit Puebla, Mexico, and learned all about the history and significance of this day.
Costa Rica has become a hot destination as of late, with easy and short flights from the US to some of the most gorgeous beaches with the friendliest people. I first discovered Costa Rica in 2005 when I went on vacation with my family, and we all fell in love. Since then, my parents purchased (and have now unfortunately recently sold) a home in Peninsula Papagayo, allowing me to visit the beautiful country once or twice each year. This post is all about the western province of Guanacaste.
My bucket list seems to be infinitely growing. As soon as I cross a place off, I add three more. For a results-oriented person, you would think this would bother me, but it’s what I love most about traveling. You fall in love with exploring and interacting with new people over and over again. It’s a “bug” that you just can’t shake.
So how do I pick my next spot to travel to given the infinite options? Here are some tips to make your next getaway unforgettable.
I felt there was no better way to start Jet Set Steph than with a preview of my home country, Singapore. I was born in this magnificent place and lived there for 10 years. I have been fortunate to go back and visit many times since, most recently when my brother moved back there for a short period. Each time I make the trip across the world, I am hit with a wave of nostalgia for my favorite places and flavors. And then equally with amazement and wonder as I notice how much has changed. While I may be biased, I always recommend adding Singapore to anyone’s bucket list!
Welcome to Jet Set Steph! I am writing this blog first and foremost because I love to travel. Fortunately, this isn’t exactly a unique attribute anymore as more people are finding their own adventures and exploring this world.
I recently have felt compelled to share my experiences with the blogosphere to provide itineraries, advice and encouragement to book that next trip. At 27 years old, I have visited 32 countries and counting, and each place I write about will be a recent journey so I can provide the most accurate and up-to-date recommendations. I am a research and list enthusiast, and I typically sift through hundreds of sites to develop my own itineraries. I hope Jet Set Steph provides a more curated list for those looking to have a more local and fun experience in a new city.
I look forward to this journey together and would love to hear any comments or suggestions!