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Program #11586RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Dec 19, 2014 at 05:22 PM

Is anyone else doing the back-to-back tours in Jan. of the Best of Costa Rica starting Jan 10, and then the Digital Photography starting on Jan 22?

Anne Tracy Dec 19, 2014 at 04:59 PM

Excited to be getting ready to go to Costa Rica. Who else is going from west coast? Are all of you packing shorts?
Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Dec 19, 2014 at 05:17 PM

I am packing 4 pairs of convertible pants that can be worn as shorts or as long pants. I ordered them from the Sirraa Trading Post website.
Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Dec 19, 2014 at 05:20 PM

I am traveling from the East Coast. And the spelling of the website for the pants is Sierra Trading Post.

Jane Ann Baltis Dec 04, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Lookiing for a roommate for the 2/9/2015 tour. Please contact if you're interested.

Sandy Cambeilh Nov 23, 2014 at 08:55 PM

Flying from Atlanta for the 12/2 tour. Anyone else going on this trip?
Naomi Spinrad Nov 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I'm on that tour, coming through Miami.
Sandy Cambeilh Nov 24, 2014 at 09:07 PM

I look forward to meeting you, Naomi. Arrive San Jose about 1:00, how about you?
Naomi Spinrad Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Not till about 9pm, so we probably won't meet until the next morning.
Sandy Cambeilh Nov 25, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Well, see you then!

Karen Luckring Nov 20, 2014 at 05:16 PM

I got the typhoid(lasts for 2 years) and hepatitis A(2 shots spaced 6 months apart but even one shot gives you probably 80% immunity).

Judith Kelly Nov 20, 2014 at 04:42 PM

I was wondering if anyone has considered getting vaccinations for the Costa Rica trips?
Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Nov 20, 2014 at 04:47 PM

I am getting the typhoid immunization.
Teddy Wright Nov 20, 2014 at 05:09 PM

No need to get vaccinations for this trip.
Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Nov 20, 2014 at 05:11 PM

My physician suggested I follow the CDC guideline that basically states while it's not necessary, it is still suggested. Hence, I am getting it.

Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Nov 12, 2014 at 02:42 PM

I am taking the Jan 10 program, and then the back to back digital photography trip on Jan. 23. Is anyone else taking the digital photog. trip? Also, does anyone know if laundry facilities are available on the trips to Costa Rica?
Rebecca Zimmerman Nov 12, 2014 at 02:57 PM

I went last March. There was laundry services at every resort. For a reasonable price you can pay to have your laundry done for you. I recommend doing this. I tried sink washing a couple of shirts. Unfortunately it was hard to dry the shirts out in the humidity. There were laundry lines at some of the resorts. I did not hang my laundry outside due to the lizards and insects.
Marilee Henneberger Nov 12, 2014 at 03:53 PM

Most of the resorts had machines available, but it was easy and inexpensive to use the laundry services a couple offered. Just get your dirty clothes to them when you first arrive as it will probably take 24 hours to get them done.
Cassie Witteborg-Wallace Nov 12, 2014 at 04:01 PM

Thank you for the responses. From what you both have said, it seems to make sense to plan on having my laundry done...sort of a luxury!
Rebecca Zimmerman Nov 12, 2014 at 05:55 PM

The service is something I came to rely on. I would hand over my dirty laundry when I arrived at a resort. While I spent the day sightseeing they were cleaning my laundry. 24 hours after dropping off the laundry I had very clean and dry clothes.

Teddy Wright Oct 31, 2014 at 01:14 PM

Leaving Sunday, 11/2, for Costa Rica. Anyone else on that trip?

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