From Virginia Beach To Costa Rica



Isn’t it funny how, when you live in a vacation destination it is not nearly as exciting as it is to the tourists that frequent your hometown?  Such is the case with Virginia Beach.  It is a quant town with a boardwalk and access to the Atlantic Ocean, that many tourists from the East Coast and other areas of the country visit each year.

So where can a local visit that will be exciting and new?  When looking for solace and tranquility, there are Retreats Costa Rica has that will offer you this and more.

Costa Rica: It’s Not That Far, Is it?

Well that is a pejorative question to say the least.  However, when you want to visit somewhere really bad, the distance does not get in the way.  Airlines go to San Jose Airport from the East Coast all the time.  The actual distance between Virginia Beach and Costa Rica is 1,922 miles or 3 hours, 59 minutes.  Now you could probably log those miles going to San Francisco or other areas of the West Coast of the US.

So if you are honest with yourself, how far or close Costa Rica is to Virginia Beach could probably be considered a moot point.  How willing are you to get on a plane and go for it, is more the question you should ask yourself.  When seeking a new and different experience, instead of asking how far it is, why not ask yourself, how soon can I pack and get there?

Retreats Located In Costa Rica

 If finding solace from the hustle and bustle of the tourists in Virginia Beach is your goal, Costa Rica will not disappoint.  There are retreats for every vacation wish, whether you want to get up close to waterfalls, volcanos or just lounge on the beach.  There are even tree top resorts that place you right in the jungle, in a treehouse.  How about a Yoga Sanctuary to refresh mind and spirit?  Ever thought of  rural tourism?  Opportunities abound, where you can live in a countryside cabin, on a working farm getting to know the locals, in a way you wouldn’t at a resort hotel.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of retreat ideas for Costa Rica.  In order to do complete research, go to the Internet using the Google search engine to find additional retreats and more detailed information.  Then visit your retreat website to determine if this is the one place that you can get recharged, and return to your Virginia Beach home a new person.

Stay Healthy And Dine Italian!




Even though people may not automatically associate Italian cuisine with healthy eating it can be done. Some restaurants offer endless salad bowls, soups and bread sticks and as long as you take it easy and the breadsticks, butter and dressing you can have a filling but healthy meal.  But there are more ways than one to eat healthy at an Italian restaurant and Olive Garden is not only offering several tasty ways to do that, they are also offering online coupons for those healthy meals and other meals as well.

You Don’t Have To Go Searching For These Coupons

Here are just a few of the amazing deals that can be found online, right now.

  • a scrumptious 3-course dinner, true Italian style for less than $13
  • Italian entrées with less than 600 cal in each delectable choice
  • only $6.95 for incredible lunch combinations
  • and of course there are always specific deals and chef’s specials that change as time goes by for which you need no coupon whatsoever.

Other deals that have been seen online recently are:

  • purchase one adult male and get one meal off the kids menu free
  • breadsticks, soup, salad with a couple of Panini’s can save you two dollars
  • and if you spend $50 or more you can take a 5% off your total bill.

  Act Now Before It’s Too Late

Specials like this can’t last forever, so fire up that laptop and warm up your printer – you can print your own coupons in the comfort of your home.  Don’t forget to circle the expiration date so that you don’t miss any one of these generous opportunities.  Chances are, once these coupons are done there will be another batch for you to print out and there will always be specials for you to take advantage of.  But in today’s economy why pass up the chance to use Olive Garden coupons toward exquisite Italian cuisine when the opportunity presents itself.

It’s nice when a restaurant takes into consideration the fact that some people are watching their weight, need to be heart healthy, or simply don’t want to fill up on massive amounts of pasta and meat.  You can not only find coupons on this restaurant’s website but you can also track down the location nearest you.

Think of it – you’re saving money, driving to the closest location thereby saving gas, you can eat healthy if you so choose, you didn’t have to search all over creation for these coupons, you’re being waited on hand and foot and have no dirty pots, pans or dishes to wash afterwards.  It doesn’t get much better than that folks.

A Great Weight Loss Pill That Is Safe





There are so many weight loss products on the market today, that it’s hard to tell which ones work, which ones don’t, which ones are safe, which ones aren’t… it’s amazing we don’t lose weight, through the exertion of trying to figure out each and every product.  Is it a scam?  Is it the real thing?  One of the latest and reportedly greatest weight loss methods is raspberry ketones.  So remarkable is this product that even Dr. Oz has promoted it, on his show.  This supplement can be ordered online or purchased at health food stores.  The price varies depending on the dealer and of course how many supplements are in the bottle itself. The recommended dosage is between 100 to 200 mg at breakfast and at lunch… depending upon your body and how it reacts to this supplement.  Everyone is different.

Are Raspberry Ketones A Miracle In A Bottle?

Let’s get one thing straight right out of the gate folks.  Unless Jesus himself is selling it, there is no such thing as a miracle in a bottle.  If it were that easy to lose weight, we would all be slender and there would be no need for products, such as this one.  That said however, it does seem that this product has proven itself in numerous situations.  It has helped both young and old achieve the results they desired.  It is never to be depended upon as a crutch or miracle drug, however.  It is simply a supplement derived from red raspberries that excites the fat cells in your body into breaking up – thereby allowing them to be eliminated through the natural waist process.  It’s a good way to start off a weight loss program, because it reportedly helps you see results sooner than you may have otherwise seen.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Side effects have not been noticed, as of yet.  It is questionable as to whether or not this is an official stimulant, because the hormone that this supplement encourages is already found in your body.  Studies have not been done in labs, on humans in depth.  Seemingly, red raspberries would seem like one of the safest things in the world, as long as you are not allergic to them.  What has not been researched is if this product will react adversely, with prescription drugs.  Take for example grapefruits: grapefruit is a wonderful fruit, it’s a great breakfast, it’s delicious as juice…  But it reacts badly with certain prescribed drugs.

The best rule of thumb is to check with your doctor, before starting any type of supplement.  And, even raspberry ketones should be coupled with a healthy diet and exercise, if weight loss is your goal.  Be sure as well to buy your raspberry ketones from a reputable dealer, such as a health food store that you have purchased from before and have grown to trust.

Looking Good at Any Age

My mother was always very cognizant of the latest styles. She did not try to dress like a teenager, not even close; but she made sure that she made the right fashion choices that no matter what her age, she looked trendy and stylish.

Is The Secret In The Waistline?

As we get older we sometimes have a problem with our waistline as well as other problem areas. For problems with hair loss try using hair vitamins. A multitude of sins can be hidden beneath an oversized man’s shirt with a belt worn around the middle. An oversized ‘boyfriend’s jacket’, made popular in the eighties, can be worn over that for a more formal look and removed at will. It just so happens that belts are back in style this year. And you don’t have to be a supermodel size zero to wear them.

What To Wear, What To Wear

A dilemma that many women face every day as they stare aimlessly into their closets, seemingly in a daze. Ladies, it’s time to shake the dust off of those old shapeless shirts, sweaters and dresses and dress them up with a belt for women around the waist. You would be amazed at the difference this can make in a formerly a shapeless garment.

If it’s good enough for Hollywood celebrities it should certainly be good enough for you.

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