Posts Tagged ‘Favorite Places’

Often I review some of my old photos and journals when reminded of an adventure. And this Thanksgiving weekend, thankful for all my travels, I decided to look back to the adventure that changed the course of my future. An adventure where I actually spent a Thanksgiving searching for a slice of Turkey to go with my beans and rice. This weekend I looked back to the first leg of my travel sabbatical – Costa Rica.

And now six years later, I am still so thankful for that trip. Perhaps even more thankful each day as those carefree steps taken on the soft sands of Costa Rica led me down a different path. I am thankful for becoming Pura Vida and thankful for the stepping stone that enabled Stay Adventurous.

I am also thankful for the many sunsets I watched in Costa Rica. It became part of my daily routine. I’ll never forget the majestic magenta and robust reds of the sunsets in Tamarindo from the beachfront bars. And I’ll always remember the evenings sitting on the sands of Santa Teresa with new-found friends taking in a few beers and discussing the day’s waves after a quality surf session. All so beautiful in so many ways.

And on one of those evenings when starting a fire on the beach in Santa Teresa, a few horses wandered down close to the ocean’s edge. As they passed,  I snapped this photo. Apparently, they too wanted to enjoy the Sunset. I don’t blame them. It is always a magical moment. Happy Sunset Sunday.

Horses come for a sunset stroll on the sands of Santa Teresa

Stay adventurous, Craig


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People always ask me, “What is your favorite destination?”  To be honest, I don’t have a specific answer. I cannot say just one place. One time. One trip.  Every place contains charm. Every place provides pleasure when exploring, and truthfully everyplace holds place in my heart. A memory. A moment.

But, (yes a but) some places seem to last longer in memory. Some places I dream of returning. And if I needed to make a list, I am sure I could.

One place on that list would definitely San Sebastian, Spain.

..the sun sets in Donostia-San Sebastián

So this Sunday, I’ll take you there for a Sunset Shot I took during my second trip to the Basque region culinary capital. After my afternoon of tasty pintxos and robust rioja on the streets of “Parte Vieja” I headed down to the sands to enjoy the sun setting overlooking La Concha’s bay .

I look forward to returning someday; it is the perfect place to finish my novel.

Stay Adventurous, Craig

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