When a last minute invitation to come down to Costa Rica for a few days of surfing and relaxing in the sun came up, how could a girl say no? This trip was not about taking photos, in fact I even dared to leave my Canon 5D Mark III behind, and instead allowed this to be about seeing the sunset through my eyes without a camera in between the action. Of course I couldn't help but snap a few shots on my phone and point and shoot, which always makes me appreciate the quality of a good camera when I look back on the photos. While I got home and wished I had taken more photo, the time away from a camera was a much needed break that I feel fortunate to have been able to take and allowed for more fun in the water!
A quick escape to Puerto Rico, might just have been a life changing experience. While I have traveled to many (39) countries, Puerto Rico struck a chord in my heart. The ease of traveling to a tropical island, that still has the convenience of being a US Territory makes a trip to Puerto Rico an extremely approachable destination. Amazing surf, white sand beaches, a tropical rain forest and incredible snorkeling and diving topped off with beautiful smiles and welcoming people. While this trip was part work and part pleasure, the soothing sunsets and warm sea water made it an experience of reconnection to all that which is important to me.