Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Summer is here, which means many people head off for vacations in various parts of the world. Whether you are venturing to Kenya or doing a more economical staycation, you might enjoy my solo trip full of animals and adventures in Costa Rica and Nicaragua back in 2008, chronicled in Vision Magazine.

Women need not fear traveling alone – with precautions, the journeys can turn out to be some of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of your life. As they say in Costa Rica, “pura vida!” This phrase means something like “full of life” or “this is living,” and is used all over the country as a greeting and a farewell. Seize the day!