Finding the right location

Finding the right location

Day four and the longest Marcos and I had together. As usual we met at 7am and headed off west to Parque Nacional Carara about a 90 minute drive from San Jose through early morning traffic. As soon as we arrived a large male and smaller female gecko greeted us outside...
Rich with surprises.

Rich with surprises.

Like clockwork Marcos and I met at 7am outside my hotel for our third hiking and nature excursion. We set off to the city of Cartago about a 80 minute drive east from San Jose to a national park on its perimeter on the offside of the Irazu volcano and a walk around it...
Peaking on Pico Blanco

Peaking on Pico Blanco

I had an early start today, up at 6:00am to prepare for the day with a hot shower, shave and a hearty breakfast from the hotel buffet. Whenever I can walk to a place I do (sometimes this can drive friends and loved ones nuts but I enjoy it in most weather), and today...
Planning for Success

Planning for Success

Getting ready I arranged a second planning meeting following my whirlwind 4 night visit last March where I toured several opportunities but they were not quite ideal for the program I had in mind. Particularly because I intend to lead annual programs to Costa Rica and...
E-Sea Living

E-Sea Living

On Tuesday, June 5th, we had a day trip to Costa Brava! Our day began as we set sail on a ship built in 1915 named “The Rafael.” The captain of the ship, Joan, was quite a character! He was so knowledgeable, animated, and engaging. He taught us the history...
In the works Costa Rica 2019.

In the works Costa Rica 2019.

In 2019 we intend to offer a 2 or 3 Costa Rica programs lasting 1-3 weeks. To do so I had to make a scouting trip to Costa Rica. I spent a whirlwind five days there meeting new associates and experiencing new things and fresh places. I had not been to Costa Rica...
For Faculty: Recruiting for Your Program

For Faculty: Recruiting for Your Program

Recruiting for your program Programs  seldom  run  unless  faculty  has  built  recruitment  capacity.  I  recommend  recruiting  12 months  before  you  intend  to  lead  your  program. Which  means it might  take  you  about 18  months to plan, prepare, recruit  and...