My goal for this trip was to have a great adventure with my tween son with a little community service thrown in. Our itinerary was perfectly suited to achieve both of these things. We had a great time ziplining, horse-back riding, searching the trees for monkeys (and sloths!), paddle boarding and just hanging out together. We also got to visit Barrio Planta which reminded both of us that middle schoolers are the same everywhere: embarrassed, shy, self-conscious...and fun! Realizing that we have so much in common, even amidst the obvious differences in our cultures and circumstances, is a wonderful life lesson.
— Jessica Berry