Costa Rica Diary: Set & Ready

When preparing for a trip, a lot goes through the mind.

As I fold in each item into my suitcase, I start to picture scenarios. I daydream about all of the things we have planned… what it will be like meeting everyone… how I’m going to feel after my first yoga session with Rachel.

I picture the essence of the Pura Vida Getaway.

yoga pose

I’m excited to actually do yoga. I’ve taken a handful of classes here and there, but running has always been my go-to form of exercise. I’m ready to see how my body and mind will react after this upcoming week. I’ve never thought of myself as a spiritual person, but I’m ready to open my mind, for anything and everything. I’m ready to sweat, and I’m ready to feel a sense of overall wellness coming from the depths of my bones to the surface of my being.

journal writing

I’m going to focus on taking the time to write – every day. Putting a pen to actual paper is something that has become foreign to many people. I write every day for work, but with my fingers moving back and forth on a keyboard. There’s a sacred quality about handwritten journaling. Your own thoughts, in your own handwriting, kept secret on the pages of your journal. I’m ready to sit in the sand, feel the breeze, and write down whatever comes to mind as this experience unfolds.

taking pictures

And most importantly, I am excited to take pictures. This, right here, is one of my favorite things to do – and the fact that I get to document this amazing trip in a country that breathes out beauty makes me smile from ear to ear. Capturing moments gives you the ability to share them, and relive them. This camera will be by my side the entire trip, and I can’t wait to collect content to share with you all.


…I zip up my suitcase, throw my passport in my bag, and take a deep breath.

I’m set, and I’m ready to take off on the Pura Vida Getaway.

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8 years ago

This trip sounds amazing!! I have actually started writing my thoughts into a journal this year. Also a few poems and such that inspire me. Have fun on your trip! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful photos and memories you capture.

8 years ago

I love this blog but my favorite part is the travel diaries you post. I am wondering who takes them, is that a job? I am going to college soon and I want to get a degree in something that I can travel and explore, so I was wondering.

8 years ago

Sounds like it’s going to be an amazing trip! I can’t wait to see the pictures!!!

The Weaver Of Words…..give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale

8 years ago

SO excited for you all! Looking forward to the photography ;)
xx, Tiffany |

8 years ago

I can’t wait to see the photos! I was so bummed I wasn’t one of the winners of this trip but I will live vicariously through you all. xox

8 years ago

You have an amazing job, Jana. The editing, pushing yourself to drum up creative entries when perhaps you’re tired or uninspired, the nervousness when you finally hit “submit”…a lot goes into each and every blog post.

I am really, really excited to see the photos and read the entries on this Costa Rica trip. Really wonderful way to incorporate fans of the brand into the fabric of the company.

There are eco-friendly yoga resorts popping up all over the world, especially in tropical places like Central America, southeast Asia, East Africa and more. It would be amazing if FP had the capacity to offer trips like this a few times a year – I know that as a fan, seeing real girls in FP clothes being featured on the blog is always a delight, especially when the setting is as cool as this one is going to be.

8 years ago

Love that bra. Gorgeous photos.

8 years ago

I llove what you guys are usually up too.
Suchh clever work and reporting! Keepp up the awesome works guys I’ve
added you guyss to myy own blogroll.

7 years ago

Honestly when going to Costa Rica you kneed to know when to go. Terenchal rain is common and makes for a not as nice vacation. I spent this winter living there and backpacking around going to transformational festivals. Best time to go is feb-April and no later some fall months are nice also but no garden tree. Trust me flooding in remote parts of the jungle are not fun,next thing you know the river flooded into your yard and there’s crocodiles in your usual yoga spot.during dry season there are thousands of othetr conscious travelers. That make the trip so special.