Monday Musings – Where Tapirs & Jaguars Once Roamed

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Last Monday, I shared a favorite recipe that my family loves equally whether in Costa Rica and the U.S.  It just works well in a hot climate or in cold weather.

This week I want to share something else that works well in both hot or cold weather – a great book!  Whether lounging in a hammock or curled up in front of a fire, you can’t beat a cozy read.

And what better topic than Costa Rica?  Especially when it’s for a good cause.

So for you fellow bookworms, I want to share that Jack Ewing (of Hacienda Barú and Monkeys are Made of Chocolate) has a great new book hitting the shelves soon – Where Tapirs and Jaguars Once Roamed: Ever-Evolving Costa Rica.  Like Jack’s other projects, the proceeds will benefit Costa Rica, specifically the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor project.

You can pre-order the book here on Amazon, or learn more about Jack and contribute to their crowd-funding page here.

Brides & Grooms – Jack’s books are a great gift to get your guests excited for their upcoming travels for your wedding!


Jack Ewing

JetBlue Announces Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Costa Rica

Budget airline JetBlue Airways announced daily nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose.

Service for this route began this past week, will run daily, departing Fort Lauderdale at 9:45a.m. and landing in San Jose at 10:38a.m. local time.

To celebrate the new route, JetBlue is offering sale fares from $135 one-way through Tuesday July 2, for travel between Sept. 6 and Dec. 13.

Plenty of time to plan an elopement or small event!!

Traveling to Costa Rica just got easier

Traveling to Costa Rica just got easier! jetBlue is offering 4 weekly nonstop flights from New York JFK and Costa Rica LIR starting on November 17. One-way sale fares as low as $139 each way available for bookings by July 29 for travel November 17 – February 15, 2012. After taxes tickets come out to $352 per person round trip. Not bad at all for Liberia! That's cheaper than most flights into San Jose!


Great option! With NewlyMaid you can trade in your old bridesmaid dress for a credit towards a new little black dress! Your old dress will be donated to charity or broken down to be reused in materials.


Wedding Paper Divas

Love the latest from Wedding Paper Divas! From Save the Date cards to Wedding Invitations, they always set the trend in friendly service and chic design. They have a special for $20 off your order of $99 or more, plus free shipping! Check it out!