We made it to Costa Rica! In our latest video, Eric and I share what we’ve learned about overlanding in Costa Rica, which is quite different from every Central American country we’ve driven through so far.
- How you can overland in Costa Rica without having to drive all the way down like we did
- What time of year to visit
- What the roads are like
- Quality and variety of camping options: wild camping, established campgrounds, and even local businesses
- Things to do in Costa Rica
- How our experience here compares with what we expected
- Cost of travel
Watch our video right here!
Of our 90-day visa, we still have more than 60 days left in Costa Rica. So far, we’ve visited the area around Lake Arenal and spent several days in La Fortuna. We’ve also explored the Guanacaste province along the Pacific Ocean, as far south as Sámara. We’ll be based inland for August, and then we’ll explore the Caribbean coast in September before crossing into Panama.
Big project in the works
Since our last update, Eric decided to take on a new and exciting project. He’s writing a book! This book is about the value of time, and how each of us can reevaluate our choices to make the most of life. Having made many hard choices (and mistakes) on the way to achieving our dreams, we hope this book will make a big difference for others.
We don’t have a release date yet, but we will keep you updated.
As always, Patreon is the best place to go behind the scenes with us. We are vulnerable there, sharing our stumbles and challenges, as well as the many little moments that make a good life. Using the Marco Polo phone app (Expedition Member tier and up), we share real-time video clips of where we are and what we’re doing. And you can video message us back if you like!
Overland Embassy and Lady Overlander Radio
Before we let you go, you may be interested in my latest article on Expedition Portal. It’s about The Overland Embassy, a business started by our friends that’s helping overlanders across the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia. This crossing can feel so overwhelming that it keeps some people from continuing to South America, but The Overland Embassy is simplifying the process and making southern travel more accessible! The article is interesting in part because it shares real costs for the Darien shipping.
I was also live on Lady Overlander Radio last night, answering questions about our drive around the world, educating Caspian, our recent mishaps, and even my paragliding flight in Guatemala. You can watch the conversation on Facebook.
Until next time!
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