As the times changed, travel changed so did what I was looking for in travel experiences.
While the unknown and whimsical approach was fun and alluring, there were aspects of my travels that I missed out on due to not being an expert in the area and ultimately not knowing what to look for and what to expect.
Benefits of traveling with an expert.
It wasn’t until I did my first organized group experience around the Golden Triangle of South East Asia (Thailand/Laos/Vietnam) that I saw first hand the benefits of traveling with an expert. We were given the golden ticket to all the secret spots and local gems, the entire trip.
From eating at all the best restaurants and street food, trying new and interesting foods that I had no idea existed and taking a boat down the Mekong River that only had our small group occupying it. While all the other boats in the marina, the other tourists were squeezed in there like sardines.
This was the moment for me that I realized:
- I loved organized travel
- I was an expert in my own lane of travel in Costa Rica.
There are many travel agencies and tour operation companies out there. They all have their own niche and their lane of expertise. In this article, I will solely be focusing on the Oshiis Adventures based out of the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.