Born in Taiwan, my parents moved to Costa Rica when I was 4 years old. Growing up here in Costa Rica I had the privilege to travel all over the country. My parents loved to go on road trips, camping, exploring beaches and other remote locations. All of this adventuring made me realize what an amazing place this country had to offer. We would often travel to other countries for vacation as well (I have visited over 15 countries and hope to visit many more). After high-school at a bilingual school here in Costa Rica, I went to Pennsylvania for college where I studied International Business and Management. Since then I have taken on various different types of projects in the corporate world and as well as in the entrepreneurial space.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Beach locations around Costa Rica including but not limited to Manuel Antonio, Drake Bay, Guanacaste, Puerto Viejo. Volcano regions including Arenal, Poas, Irazu, and Turrialba. Other regions for adventure activities and tours such as surfing, kayaking, fishing, canyoning, zip-lining, hiking, rafting, horse-back riding and more."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Working almost 10 years in various corporations I realized that the cubicle life was not for me. Growing up in a travel-lifestyle and being able to travel, was something that was always very exciting for me. I enjoyed experiencing new places, trying new food, learning new cultures, and meeting different people, and realized that I can translate this passion into helping others create those adventures that will enrich their lives. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Filled with energy and adrenaline at 18, my friends and I were always roaming around seeking for new adventures. We decided it would be a cool idea to go bungee jumping. I've always loved roller-coasters and anything that goes fast, but did not realized my fear of heights until I was standing at the edge of a bridge looking down 800 ft into a shallow rocky river. Not to mention, I was standing on an old bridge that had a rusty color (not quite sure if it was completely rusty, but did not look as safe as I would have liked it). I did not want to jump but I also did not want my friends making fun of me for a being a chicken, so peer pressure set in and I went for it. Screaming all the way down and then getting that feeling of when is this going to end! Definitely one of the scariest things that I have ever done! "
Featured trips & expertise
Embark on this five-day adventure that introduces you to the natural beauty of northwestern Costa Rica. You'll get to witness native animals during rainforest and sea tours, hike through Arenal Volcano National Park and stand on the active side of the volcano, and take up various activities at Sámara Beach, from snorkeling to horseback riding and laying on the golden sand.
Travelers with more than a week to spend in Costa Rica have time to experience much of what makes the country so exceptional, from its many ecosystems and spectacular wildlife to culture, cuisine, and adventure activities. Each of these itineraries takes a theme and runs with it—you can hit all the highlights, spend ten days on the coast, or focus on specific interests like surfing or wildlife.
It's time to ditch the elliptical and venture into the tropics for an unforgettable excursion in Costa Rica. This physically demanding nine-day journey begins on the Pacific coast, where you'll travel overland by mountain bike over the Continental Divide. Then trade the wheels for a raft as you paddle down exotic rivers towards your ultimate destination: the stunning Caribbean coast.
Escape to northern Costa Rica for a luxury vacation you'll never forget. You'll pack a lot of adventure into just seven days, and these active excursions include waterfall hikes, nocturnal nature walks, and river safaris. Throughout the trip, you'll travel between the inland rainforests to the sun-kissed beaches of Guanacaste Province—and each night you'll relax in the finest luxury accommodations in the country.