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I am a biologist and college professor. Living in Florida, I have easy access to cruising and have seen most of the Caribbean. I have visited many areas in the U.S., as well, including Hawaii and Alaska.
We visit Costa Rica as a retreat destination, once or twice per year, and have been doing so since 2002. I search for the sweet spot between value and amenities, not quite a budget traveler but also not willing to spend more for what we do not want or need.