Happy Coconuts Travel Blog

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From Mother Nature's jungle in Costa Rica to God's country in Oregon.

After taking the last 6 weeks off from blogging to move from Costa Rica back to Oregon, I have a lot of updates as we close one significant chapter …

Central America

'Melting Mountains' and the art of diplomacy: A reflection on crossing political divides from Sherman County, Oregon

<i>Your View is a recurring series of opinion pieces from members of The Evergrey community. To share your ideas, goals, and work about Seattle with the</i> …

Gun Rights

Live Like You Live Here. News, events, and more to help you make the most of Seattle.

Ever heard of an escape room? It's a place where groups go to solve puzzles to win a game or "escape" the room, and there are about a dozen around …

A perfect 24 hours in Uvita, Costa Rica...

Beginning our morning with a steaming pot of french-press coffee, my husband Andy and I sip the strong caffeine from our porch at Osa Mountain …

Tignes black and white landscape photography: Photo of the Week

Tignes black and white landscape photography: This photograph, looking into the Tignes backcountry, was taken using an Olympus OMD-EM5.

20 Photos of Indonesia to Inspire you to Travel Beyond Bali | Komodo, Sulawesi and More

154 Shares<p><b>Like many, my first travel experiences in Indonesia were based in Bali. While I still visit Bali often and even got married on the island,</b> …

Kannur- The Theyyam Land where Beaches Galore

<i>He stomped into the arena howling and followed it with a wicked laughter which awakened the half asleep crowd who had come to take his blessings much</i> …

The Practical Travel Guide to Visiting the Mystical Monasteries in Meteora, Greece

Meteora in Greece is hands down the most jaw droppingly unreal and otherworldly destination I’ve ever visited. <b>Hands. down.</b> Its name means “suspended …

From Wildlife to Village Life: An Experiential Guide to Chobe, Botswana

How to Travel Around 3 Countries in 3 Months — Without Losing Your Job

There's no dearth of evidence that many Americans place a high value on incorporating work and travel. One survey by Booking.com reveals that 30 percent of people would accept a lower-paying job if it meant traveling more for work, while ample recent data shows that millennials are traveling more …

Travel

11 Reasons to Fall in Love with Lisbon, Portugal

<i>Ola Lisbon, I am hopelessly in love with you! Can I be yours forever?</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world – those who have never been to …

European Travel

Cool Budget Friendly Activities in Hong Kong - Gina Bear's Blog

<i>I would like to thank Gina for publishing this article. Her site is an amazing place for information and tips about traveling in the Far East, as</i> …

Walt Disney World and Universal Studios

This was and probably will forever be the most touristy trip of my life. Orlando weather is intense for a Scottish Girl. The sheer volume of people …

Things to do in Dresden - the 'Jewel Box' of Europe!

Situated on the banks of river Elbe, <b>Dresden</b> is the capital of the free state of Saxony. One of the oldest cities of the region, it's also arguably …

Germany

Iconic Tourist Spots in Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach, California is a small coastal city located south of Los Angeles. It is well-known for the beaches, art galleries, tide pools, and of …

A rotenburo (outdoor onsen) experience: Unwinding in romantic Japan.

Since my first visit to Japan in 2008 I always had this (I thought) impossible dream of relaxing in an onsen while watching the snow falling. Little …

How to Find the Cheapest Flights Possible

The one question I get on a regular basis is “How do you afford to fly to all these places?” The truth is that the vast majority of the plane tickets …

Sleeping in a legend

<b>Manhattan</b> <b><br>New York<br>9 July 2009</b><p><i>“49th and Park,” I told the cabbie as we loaded our bags in at JFK. I had a little surprise for my daughter. And myself,</i> …

Healthy Travel Tips: Ways to Stay Healthy BEFORE Travel. Avoid Getting Sick Overseas

There are a myriad of articles online providing tips for staying healthy while traveling abroad; stay active, wash your hands, eat well, be cautious …

A Weekend in Hampi

While volunteering with Leave UR Mark, I had the opportunity to take a few trips during my weekends. Unfortunately, I was fighting a sinus infection …

7 Best Hikes Near Seattle

Here is a list of the <b>7 Best Hikes Near Seattle</b>. The city of <b>Seattle, Washington</b> is so close to mother nature. If fact you can be grabbing a Starbucks …

Hiking

Trekking on Horseback to Son Kol Lake, Kyrgyzstan

<i>Yurt camping by Son Kol Lake.</i><p>I was a bit apprehensive about spending two days on the back of a horse, riding through Kyrgyzstan’s northern …

Dining Rooms

Osa Mountain Village/Toucan Valley: a secluded, jungle paradise in Costa Rica.

Tucked into the mountains, just above the entrance to the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, lies a quaint, peaceful community that goes by the name of Osa …

Vista Ballena, a charming boutique hotel in Uvita, Costa Rica

​As my husband and I travel around Costa Rica, we love to take advantage of all of the gorgeous ocean views we come across in our adventures. We are …

Central America

1997 Toyota 4Runner for sale in Costa Rica. $7500, or best offer.

​When my husband and I spontaneously quit our jobs, sold our house and bought one-way tickets to Costa Rica, I had numerous moments of …

7 Earth Friendly Products You Should Never Travel Without

Shares 833<p><i>My spork and reusable napkin – perfect for travelling.</i><p>Just because 2016 is over, doesn’t mean I want to stop my experiment of living and …

11 Romantic Resorts to Visit With Your Special Someone

So you want to take a romantic vacation with your special someone? But there are so many options! When you’ve got romantic resorts in the Caribbean …

Prince Edward Island Tourism and things to do

This is an island with a growing reputation for some of <b>North America’s best food</b>.<p>The island is surrounded by glorious ocean brimming with scallops …

Prince Edward Island