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Copa Club, SJO Main Terminal

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Tom seems like a practical guy.

I mean c’mon, after reading all of the terrible reviews on LoungeBuddy, you practically have to stop at the Copa Club in Juan Santamaria International.

Ever the hopeless optimist, I figured the lounge couldn’t be all bad…

To me, it was like any other lounge – a quick respite from the normal airport hustle.  I understand the folks that travel constantly; they’ll have a different opinion of lounges, and will probably have more experiences to compare with any given lounge.  For me though, a lounge is just a spot to relax and grab a few snacks.  Hell, I didn’t even know lounges existed until I started travel hacking!

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Costa Rica: The Details

Well, let’s wrap up these Costa Rica posts, shall we?

I love reliving the trip, but all good things must come to an end!  Besides, the faster I get these posts out, the more I can focus on the next trip – a weekend trip to Austin, Texas in June!

Costa Rica was short and sweet.  It was a bit too short for our liking, but definitely worth it.  When I first booked the flights, I knew the trip was going to be to short to do everything we wanted to do, but that definitely wasn’t going to stop us from going!  Between work, family, friends, and all those other things on my list, it can be hard to find the time to travel.  Now that my girlfriend is a full time high school teacher, and the kiddo is getting older and more involved with school too, I’m trying to take advantage of school vacations.

Unfortunately, everyone else is too, so the price difference between flying home on Wednesday rather than even one day later on Thursday was huge.  We opted to save the Rapid Rewards points for a rainy day, and take the earlier flight home on Wednesday.

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Costa Rica: San Jose

So by now, you know I was in Costa Rica last week.

And from my post Sunday, you know the trip was great.  Maybe short, but still a great time.  After flying into San Jose, the capital of the beautiful Central American country, we picked up our car and drove to the inn we snagged in Alajuela.  We dropped off our bags, and drove straight into the heart of the city for a quick taste of San Jose.

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En Route to Costa Rica

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We got the green light!

Had to make sure a few things lined up, but I’m happy to say we’re planning our first international jaunt of 2017.  We’ll be flying down to Costa Rica for a few days in April, just at the end of the dry season!

Hopefully by then we’ll have more trips planned too, but this is all we have on the calendar so far, so I’m extra stoked for this one.  We’re going to try and squeeze another international trip in towards the end of the year if we have time, and I’ve got a few shorter domestic trips on the list for 2017 too.

Costa Rica, here we come!

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