That’s why I travel. There is no better teacher than experience. It’s also why we’re traveling out of the country for the first time. We have never seen any part of South America and we have never seen a rainforest. We could just stay home and read books on traveling or listen to the story tellers of their travels, but I know from my own experiences that in regards to traveling, it just doesn’t have the same impact on you. Words could not prepare me for the awe that I would feel the first time that I saw how deep and grand the Grand Canyon really is. I had heard about the Grand Canyon. I had seen pictures. But it really is nothing like seeing it in person. I can’t wait to see what will knock my breath out in Costa Rica!