Would You Drop Everything to Take an Adventure With The North Face?

This article was sponsored by The North Face.

The North Face - #SeeForYourself

What would you do if you were given the opportunity to go on an adventure?  You'd probably take it- I know we would.  But what if you had to throw whatever plans you had out the window to take that adventure right then and there?

Would you still do it?

The North Face asked this question to many individuals who fatefully entered their #seeforyourself taxi on a day just like any other in New York City.

What do you think they did?

Blue Osa - Far More Than Just a Yoga Retreat

Beautiful rooms at Blue Osa in Costa Rica
Nothing can ruin waking up to the sound of the ocean.  Not even a pack of roaming howler monkeys doing what they do best right outside your window.  After all, when you're in Costa Rica you're not there for only the ocean.  Costa Rica is far more than that.

We found ourselves in the Osa Peninsula, one of the most beautiful regions of the entire country, not for the beach, not for the nature, but to enjoy the Blue Osa yoga retreat during their 2014 press week.  While our initial reason for visiting Costa Rica was for a yoga retreat, we left the Osa Peninsula with memories well beyond the yoga mat.

Top Tips When Traveling with Budget Airlines in 2014

We can all sympathize with having to manipulate our budgets to get the most from a holiday. Whether it’s a family getaway, a city break or an extended vacation in the sun, getting the most for your money is of paramount importance. Hence why planning, well before your departure date, should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind if they wish to lower the cost of their vacation considerably.

It’s been well documented that budget airlines have their shortcomings. Unlike some of the long haul airline companies such as Etihad, Emirates or Qantas, budget airlines have been battling to survive over the last 5 years and unfortunately have had to sink to new lows to help drive their profit margins.

But what should we be wary of when we consider booking with a budget airline?

The Biggest Surprise in Sri Lanka - The Food!

Welcome Drink and Dance at Cinnamon Bey
Looking at the buffet line-up at our host hotel, Cinnamon Lakeside in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I saw an array of options.  There was a gorgeous spread of western items as well as a dessert table so large that it would put any pastry shop to shame.  Unfortunately I had to pass on all of these items because I was on a mission to find something else: authentic Sri Lankan food.  Heading to the second half of the buffet I found what I was looking for.  Served in beautiful copper pots and wafting an aroma that reminded me of my previous travels, the food beckoned me. I had my first taste and never looked back.

Why didn't anyone tell me Sri Lankan food was so delicious?