Entries by Rina Nehdar

Costa Rica on a Budget

You want the Costa Rican sun. You want the powder puff sand. You want the yellow, festive drinks, full of confetti and streamers, but you don’t want to spend a fortune. A holiday in the coastal town of Tamarindo, in the Guanacaste Province, on the Pacific Coast side of the country, can give you all […]

Gateway to Yosemite

As our snowshoes crushed through sheets of ice just outside Yosemite National Park, our guide, Ian, told us we were trekking about 200 feet from a black bear’s home. Beams of light searched through darkness to reveal evergreens resting in cool stillness. “Don’t worry,” he said, though I’m not sure his words had the power […]

Overnight in LAX

Kids love hotels. You don’t even need to be doing anything outside the hotel because the hotel is enough.The invitation to jump on a new bed, eat at a restaurant and explore the inner workings of what, to them, is a new world, is plenty. Before our last trip, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency […]

Glamping Getaways for All Occasions

While much of the world conspires to tear us apart through social media and our addiction to productivity through screens, Mother Nature strives to connect us with songs of leaves rustling in the wind, crisp air cooling our skin and campfires toasting marshmallows. Camping can be that perfect escape to invite her into our lives. […]

Central Spring Costa Rica

If you like your water heated by volcanoes, your inner tube powered by whitecaps and you think the best way down a cliff is by rope, the Springs Resort and Spa in Costa Rica was created for you. Yet, there’s no need to give up the special feeling of being pampered when you’re done adventuring […]

Lose Weight on Vacation

Coming home from a great trip doesn’t mean having to lug back extra pounds you slapped on while sampling exotic food on your vacation. In fact, one of the first trips I took after my last pregnancy was to an all-inclusive resort — picture expansive buffets here — and I came back 3 pounds lighter. […]