We may have found our ideal Costa Rica itinerary: wildlife viewing (this time at Monteverde again) sandwiched in between beach time. And we have two candidates for go-to beach destinations in this hemisphere: Cahuita and Samara. We also hit Montezuma again along with Playa Grande and Arenal for some hot springs.
Greece is open! This was my fifth trip to Greece — it's my favorite place to travel! — and our second trip together. We spent a month island hopping among the beautiful beaches, charming villages, and ancient sites of Lindos, Rhodes Town, Amorgos, Milos, Folegandros, and Santorini. With some hiking and delicious Greek food!
Yosemite National Park was a bucket list item that includes hiking, so we wanted to do it sooner than later. Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are nearby, as is Mono Lake so we visited those too. And we hit Santa Fe, Sedona, Death Valley and Salt Lake City on the way there and back, to break up the long drives.