Vacation in Costa Rica


Mr. And Mrs. O

My husband Corey and I had the pleasure of spending our second anniversary in Costa Rica. The city is flowing with an abundance of activities to do. The capital San Jose is centered around beautiful mountain views. Our hotel room over looked the soccer/football stadium. The panoramic views are breathtaking and the view is equally beautiful with perfect scenery.

The Hilton Garden did not leave anything out when it came to details and creating an ambulance of exquisite decor.  The hotel is a modern sophisticated contemporary styled home away from home accommodations.

This was my second trip to Costa Rica and my husband Corey’s first visit.  I wanted to share the adventure with exploring the country with my life partner.  We choose to rent a SUV to explore the country on our time.



Our our first excursion, was the canopy zip lining and horseback riding adventure.  Our hotel was located in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. All of our destinations were located at least two-three hours from the city. The drive though the mountains were nerve racking for me with the winding roads going up and down the mountain. We went on a few organized trips from the hotel. The shuttle picked us up and other people from various hotels along the way. The canopy zip lining and horseback trip excursion included lunch. Yayayayayaya!!! Our meals were scrumptious. It was not my first time zip lining, so I was more than comfortable. We had to walk through and up the mountain roads to connect to the cable cords. We even tried the super man zip line were a stray jacket type of brace was strapped on to give the affect of flying through the mountains. Next, was the horseback riding. I was extremely nervous and curious because I didn’t know what to expect. Horses are powerful beautiful majestic beings. After ten minutes, on being on Simon the horse I was able to relax and enjoy going through the mountain trail.



After our day trip from zip lining and horseback riding, we wanted to find a quaint spot to eat dinner.  We were well rested and ready for our night of fun.  We stumbled upon a restaurant tucked away downtown away from the hustle and bustle.


We decided to take a day trip to Manuel Antonio which is a natural park tied in with a beach.  Unfortunately, we were unable to hike the two hour trail than runs into the beach.  We were only able to see part of the park because we arrived late.  We then headed over to the nearby beach.


Our last excursion in Costa Rica, we visited the Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs.  This particular day was hot and clear to see the volcano without foggy clouds.  This excursion included lunch and dinner was held at Tabacon Springs.



Beige Maxi Dress: Ross discount store

Coral Sundress: and more details on “How To Wear Spring Dresses”

Denim Romper: $27.99

Rust Romper: vintage piece purchased at Victoria’s Secret

Wedges: $29

Gold Sandals w/bow:

Coral Sandals: $5.99

Swimsuit: $39.99

Disney Cruise Family Vacation

Hello Hope Loves, ShellyO is back from a Disney Cruise Family Vacation. We booked the balcony cabin to have more space and to have our personal deck in our lovey room. Traveling with a 1 year old and 3 year old is a fun adventure. The kiddos had a sensory overload seeing all the Disney characters. Daddy and mommy were delighted to have many different activities to share with the kids. The shows were kid friendly with a few modern twists that did not spoil the experience. I can go on and on bragging about the wonderful crew. Every crew member were kind/professional. The food provided had a variety of different cuisines which were great because one of our kids have dietary restrictions. I am truly grateful to have spent time with my beautiful family. I highly recommend the Disney Cruise experience!

Some of my Cruise pics and ensemble: