Our first trip together was a vacation with eight of our friends to Costa Rica a few months after I popped the question. This was a good testing ground for the future, as the 9-day trip was the longest we've spent together up until that point (!). For those not in the know, until we were married we didn't even live in the same state!
The first area we hit up was by the Arenal volcano. We stayed at a B&B with volcano views - and, I mean, from bed we could see hot lava stones scurrying down the slopes at night! The B&B was surrounded by a beautiful garden and humming birds were buzzing all around us. What made the B&B even more special was that the owner was from Boston - we ate breakfast under the Boston skyline (she had a picture hanging in the dining room).
We were excited to hike and explore the overgrown jungle surrounding Arenal. Amanda would prefer to forget the many creatures we discovered, but we both fondly remember hiking to a gorgeous waterfall. There's nothing quite like hiking through a rain forest during a rain storm!