I love how travel affords us the opportunity to encounter and discover wildlife, unique cultures, uncommon destinations, and the overall joys of traveling and having new experiences. I also believe that through travel, we can have a positive impact on the planet and local communities simply by incorporating sustainable practices and utilizing travel providers who make an effort to give back.
How did you get involved in travel?
"I'm an explorer at heart. I've always been curious and crave to understand everything and anything. Naturally, those qualities drew me to travel, where I could connect with other cultures, have insider access through relationships and activities, and experience as much as possible that the world has to offer.
As cliché as it sounds, those experiences have shaped my lifestyle, personality, and my perception and understanding of the world. So my goal is to provide others with the opportunity to explore and discover the world and, potentially, themselves. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Patagonia was at the top of my bucket list for many years, so it was truly a dream come true for me to explore this untamed, wild, and remote land for a month in late 2018. The entire trip was incredible - from seeing southern right whales and their newborn calves breaching, to jumping into glacial lakes, and sipping yerba maté with gauchos after horseback riding.
But one experience that particularly stands out was when we were hiking in El Chaltén to Laguna Torre (Torre lake). About three miles into our nearly 12-mile hike, it started snowing. It was really coming down and covering the ground enough that we could barely make out the trail. We decided to wait a few minutes to see if it was just a squall that would quickly blow through, but it just kept snowing.
We went back and forth over and over again about what we should do, turning back twice. Finally, we decided to risk it and continue on our hike.
Thankfully the snow eventually let up, and once we reached the lake, we were afforded the most incredible views of the jagged peaks of Cerro Torre and the surrounding mountains, as well as the glacial lake filled with floating icebergs. We could even hear the crack and rumble of the glacier calving in the distance. To make it even better, we had the entire place to ourselves. If we had turned around, we never would've had such a special moment!"
Featured trips & expertise
Boating, hiking, snorkeling, cycling—all outdoor activities await travelers on this family-friendly 6-day tour around Costa Rica's beaches and wetlands. Beginning and ending in San José, and you'll get to know the historic city on a walking tour before heading into the wilderness of Tortuguero National Park for a nighttime wildlife hike and a boat trip along jungle canals. Spot monkeys in the wild and baby turtles on the sand before continuing onto a snorkeling excursion in Cahuita National Park and the stunning black, golden, and white sand beaches around Puerto Viejo.
As the birthplace of ziplining, Costa Rica's Monteverde region is the prime location to zip through the jungle. With four main ziplining companies to recommend, you'll find adventure parks suitable for any traveler, including beginners, families with children, adventure-seekers, and nature lovers. Read on to discover which ziplining adventure park in Monteverde is best for you.
The Arenal/La Fortuna region in Costa Rica is known for its hot springs. With 12 different thermal pools to choose from, you'll find facilities ideal for romantic getaways, luxury-seekers, backpackers, frugal travelers, families, adventurists, and more. Whether you're looking for peace and relaxation or hot springs with exciting waterslides, our list has them all.
This 10-day self-drive itinerary takes you off the beaten path to discover Costa Rica's highlights at your own pace. After an evening in San José, embark from the capital and drive north to explore the cloud forests of Monteverde by zip-line. Journey west to the Pacific coast and the surf village of Tamarindo for sea kayaking and wildlife spotting, then make your way inland to La Fortuna. Here you'll explore the lush landscapes of Arenal Volcano National Park, hike the brilliant blue Río Celeste, and visit a working coffee plantation.
This 8-day trip is ideal for travelers looking to experience Costa Rica's highlights. Go for a dip in Arenal's hot springs and spot monkeys and other wildlife on hikes around the famous volcano. Continue to Monteverde, where you'll discover the remarkable flora and fauna of the cloud forest. Finally, spend a few days in Manuel Antonio National Park, kayaking through turquoise waters and relaxing on pristine white sand beaches.
With abundant wildlife, a nocturnal nature tour, a visit to the jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park, and time to relax on the beach, this trip captures the essence of Costa Rica's motto: Pura Vida! Starting in San José, you'll travel first to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you'll encounter Costa Rica's famed biodiversity. Continue on to Manuel Antonio National Park, where the forest meets the sea, for activities including a sunset catamaran cruise.
Recent trip reviews for Brittany
Ho tel selection was perfect. Best hotel was ...Naraya Springs 5* · Costa Rica - Apr 1 - Apr 8, 2022
Hotel selection was perfect. Best hotel was Naraya Springs, Finca Rosa Blanca and Tulemar were a close second. The Belmar was just OK, but, not great. It would be good to suggest to travelers that distances are great and the ride between points is 3-4 hours in less than great vans. Bottom line-allow more time in each stop than we did. Hanging bridges was fantastic but rather arduous for a person with compromised knees or hips. It is not flat walking. Cloud forest would be better if... read more
Great Family Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
I can't say enough good things about the people of Costa Rica - they are friendly, happy, and proud of their country. Most spoke English, but were very patient with our Spanish, which my 2 high schoolers had fun practicing. The scenery and wildlife were great and the food was delicious.
Brittany helped us arrange a great trip to Costa Rica where we were able to visit Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. In La Fortuna, we got a great view of the Arenal volcano and did a nocturnal walk... read more
Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 24 - Apr 2, 2022
We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica .We planned the trip with Brittany’s help and she did a wonderful job. The people are very nice in CR. We felt very safe. Our accommodations were top notch - clean and excellent service . read more
Brittany was great to work with and was very ... · Costa Rica - Mar 22 - Mar 26, 2022
Brittany was great to work with and was very accommodating while we asked for modifications. It was also great to have her support during the trip! read more
Amazing trip for 2 animal lovers! · Costa Rica - Mar 11 - Mar 20, 2022
We had an absolutely fantastic time in Costa Rica. My daughters (ages 7 and 9) loved everything about the trip. The Arenal, Monteverde, Manual Antonio itinerary was perfect -- we felt like we got to see a lot of biodiversity in a relatively short time. The visit to Proyecto Asis, the animal rehab center, was a highlight for our animal lovers!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Brittany. She crafted an itinerary that worked really well for our family, and once we were on the ground in Costa Rica, everything worked seamlessly.
Unforgettable vacay in Costa Rica! · Costa Rica - Feb 14 - Feb 22, 2022
We travelled to Costa Rica with Kimkim in February this year and it was a trip that will stay with us forever. This was our first international trip in 2 years since the pandemic hit us and we approached it with a fair bit of apprehension. My partner and I knew that we wanted to travel but did not have the bandwidth to research and build a trip of our own given our busy work schedules. Enter Kim Kim! Over the past few weeks....everytime our friends ask us how our trip was, we have one answer... read more
Brittany made great suggestions on hotels and... · Costa Rica - Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
Brittany made great suggestions on hotels and activities, was quick to make the changes we asked for, guided us through decisions, and went above and beyond to find alternatives when things were already booked due to a very busy travel season. Highlights were the zip line in Monteverde and the nighttime turtle experience with a licensed guide. read more
Great time in Guanacaste! · Costa Rica - Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2022
Brittany helped us to plan a great trip to Costa Rica! My friend lives there, but we wanted to make the trip extra special by going on some tours together. We were particularly impressed with our green turtle nesting tour and riverboat and rum experience. The guide (I didn't catch his name) for our turtle nesting tour was very knowledgeable and helped us to spot over 10 turtles! He also helped us to arrange a taxi after the tour.
Our Riverboat and Rum Experience at Hacienda Viejo was... read more
Good Experience, Good Service, but not necessarily great or excellent · Costa Rica - Jan 24 - Jan 31, 2022
Normally I book trips myself, but this was our first time using a travel agent, and we had a fun week in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country with lots to do and see. If anything, I wish that we had more time there. Brittany, our agent, was always friendly and reasonably responsible. She listened to our needs throughout the process. Most of the trip reservations ran smoothly. The only hiccup we had was on the first night. We arrived at 2 am from our flight, super tired. When we came to the... read more
Great vacation in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Dec 29 - Jan 6, 2022
Brittany and the Kim Kim team put together a fantastic 9 day trip for me and my son over the New Year holiday with very short notice and reasonably priced. Our accommodations in La Fortunate, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio were beautiful and luxurious. Twice we opted to hang out in our room just to enjoy the beautiful views.
Brittany had set up multiple excursions and guided tours at each of the three destinations. The activities like the sky walk, kayaking and snorkeling were so much fun. We... read more
The trip was well planned, with a few nuances · Costa Rica - Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2022
The trip was well planned, but it would be nice to know in advance which tours were private and which were small group. Also, in terms of our itinerary, it would be better if we had the hot springs visit on the evening that we arrived in La Fortuna rather than the next day when we also had a bunch of tours. That would give us more time to enjoy the resort and provide dinner. The fact that the La Fortuna hotel had no restaurant aside from breakfast was a bit of an issue without a car.... read more