Stories written by Adam Lague
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Pura Vida on a beach in Costa Rica
Travel

10 Ways to Truly Live the ‘Pura Vida’ Life in Costa Rica

If you summed up Costa Rica in two words, locals and tourists alike would agree: It’s all about “pura vida.” The catchy phrase means “pure life” or “full of life,” and is a greeting, a farewell, or an ‘it’s cool’ response to just about anything. The words reflect an emotion, an attitude, and the whole […]

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Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
Travel

Costa Rica’s Must-See Volcano and Rainforest Eco-Adventures

Picture Costa Rica, and undoubtedly some of the first things that come to mind are the country’s myriad rainforests and volcanoes. What’s more, many are incredibly accessible. With towering, multi-million year old volcanoes surrounded by dense rainforest just beyond the boundaries of many Costa Rican cities and towns, there’s plenty to discover—even in a day […]

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Elephant sanctuary in Thailand
Travel

The Inspiring Mission of Phuket, Thailand’s Elephant Sanctuary

More and more travelers are boycotting the elephant tourism industry in southeast Asia due to many camps’ unethical treatment and abuse of their animals. But without the elephant rides and tricks these majestic animals typically perform, will tourists continue to seek them out? One recently-opened elephant sanctuary in Phuket, Thailand is proving that yes, they […]

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Sport fishing off the coast of Costa Rica
Travel

How Costa Rica Sets the Bar Higher for Sportfishing

Costa Rica is known for many things: flavorful coffee, a remarkably relaxing pura vida lifestyle, and tropical rainforests. For most, fishing isn’t high on the list of reasons to visit this Central American country—but those in the know can attest that it should be. Why? When it comes to Costa Rican sportfishing, it’s all about […]

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Statue of Buddha in Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi
Travel

Thailand’s Sky-High Tiger Cave Temple is Worth Each of its 1,237 Steps

If you’re the type of traveler that seeks gorgeous landscapes coupled with an adventurous journey—and doesn’t mind a little sweat along the way—add Tiger Cave Temple (also called Wat Tham Sua) to your must-see list in southern Thailand. Located between Phang Nga and Trang and set inland approximately 15 minutes north of the town of […]

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Sunset at Ocean 82 restaurant in St. Martin
Food

The Best Restaurants In Saint Martin Are All On One Street

Every Caribbean island has its own take on local cuisine: Anguilla’s barbecue joints rival that of America’s celebrated southern cooking, Jamaica has a delicious tendency to go jerk-style on any meat dish, and St. Barts serves up world-class offerings for cafe-goers. But we’re not calling any of those places the culinary capital of the Caribbean. […]

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Tropical Dream Villa in Punta Cana
Homes Travel

You’ll Never Face Boredom In These Activity-Filled Dominican Republic Luxury Villas

Finding an unexplored vacation destination can be difficult when you’ve spent time in all seven continents like Laurent Fort, a senior manager at Luxury Retreats, has already done. To date, he’s lived in seven different major cities: Bordeaux, London, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Toronto, and currently, Montreal. This spring, Fort added a new city to […]