In a time when the life of a "digital nomad" has never been more envious, it's easy for social media to omit many of the realities--both good and bad--of traveling out of a backpack. Traveling may look like effortless paradise and crystal clear waters from behind your phone screen. But like most things on the internet, it's not as perfect as it seems. Here are some of the realities no one ever tells you when it comes to backpacking:
This is an extended post that elucidates my month abroad in Costa Rica. It highlights the major events of my trip, what I did while working on a farm, and shares some of the most beautiful moments I experienced there:
I'm lucky enough to have traveled quite a bit in my life thus far, but up until recently, I always had family, friends, or my partner to travel with. At the end of September, I decided to travel alone to Costa Rica and live there for one month.