Tambor Tropical Travel Guide: Hidden Gem of Nicoya Peninsula

Table of Contents 1. Property 2. Pool   3. Rooms 4. The Beach One thing about Maxim and I when we travel, we like to immerse ourselves into a place and get down to the nitty gritty of what truly makes it special. We’ll check out the more touristy areas of course but what really gets … Continue Reading

Arenal Volcano Travel Guide: Hotels, Activities & Hot Springs

Table of Contents 1. Getting to Arenal Volcano 2. Staying at Casa Luna 3. Explore the Area 4. Hot Springs 5. Where to Eat After our lovely stay at Finca Rosa Blanca in the suburb of San Jose, we headed North into the Mountains of Costa Rica. The area we were headed to was Arenal … Continue Reading

Patrick Cupid: Brand Spotlight in Costa Rica

I learned of Patrick Cupid, a talented designer from NYC, while writing up an article “5 Black Male Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game” as part of my “Going Against the Grain: Black-Owned Brands Spotlight” series last summer. Here is what I wrote about Patrick and his eponymous brand back then: “Patrick Cupid makes playful … Continue Reading

Costa Rica: All White Outfit Aesthetic

Here is a Costa Rica outfit idea for you, Gems. Nothing says summer better than a crisp all-white outfit. Here, I paired a white tank top with white high-waisted jeans and a fun sun visor. Threw on a pair of white sandals and added some golden hoops, rings and cuffs with my trusty vintage chain … Continue Reading

Costa Rica Travel Guide: Finca Rosa Blanca – A Unique Inn & Organic Coffee Farm

Table of Contents 1. Rooms 2. Pool & a Jacuzzi with a View   3. Lush Property 4. Coffee Farm Our first stop in Costa Rica was at Finca Rosa Blanca, a rustic-chic hotel on a coffee farm in Santa Bárbara, in Heredia Province. It was the perfect place to begin our exploration of this beautiful country. … Continue Reading