Awards, Achievements, & Acknowledgements

Writing Acknowledgements & Blog Awards
  • Recipient, Versatile Blogger Award
  • Recipient, Liebster Award
  • Recipient, Very Inspiring Blogger Award
  • Recipient, Trip 180’s Traveler’s Award
  • Feedspot’s Pick, Top 30 Costa Rica Blogs And Websites To Follow In 2018
  • Smartlad’s Pick, Top 100 Travel Blogs You Should Be Following In 2017
  • Asher Fergusson’s Pick, Top 5 Costa Rica Travel Blogs
  • Viva Tropical’s Pick, Top Blogs About The Costa Rica Lifestyle For Expats And Investors
  • Viva Tropical’s Pick, Top Costa Rica Tourism Sites
  • GotSaga’s Pick, Top 40 Incredible Travel Bloggers’ Sites That You’ll Want To Follow
  • Prosoft Nearshore’s Pick, Best Costa Rica Travel Blog
  • Winner, Legal Studies Award (“Thesis of the Year” Acknowledgement)
  • Winner, RCMP Essay Writing Contest
Travelers’ Testimonials & Reviews Of My Work
10 Quick Samples

“I just discovered your blog and it is so so awesome! I think I’ve read almost every post in the last couple of hours. Thanks! You guys rock!”

RF; Brooklyn, NY, USA

“I am SO glad I found your blog through Pinterest. My husband and I are coming to Costa Rica in three weeks and are extremely excited. We’ve never been to a foreign country before and are a bit nervous and your blog has helped ease many of those nerves. Thanks!”

TC; Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

“I don’t even remember how I stumbled across your website one day, but I am so happy that I did. I was more than impressed with the knowledge and service you provided and with how many great blog posts you have to refer to. I was always blown away by not only the quantity of information that would come back, but also the quality. You know your stuff!!”


“I did a lot of trip planning before I stumbled on your website and within a few hours of reading your blogs many of my questions were answered.“

RE; Austin, TX, USA

“Our trip to Costa Rica was simply amazing and probably one of the best vacations we have had, Thanks in no small part to the excellent advice and support you gave us throughout our trip, Your blog entries helped immensely in deciding on which activities we should partake in.”


“It was both of our first times in Costa Rica and we loved it! Your blog was an invaluable resource I used in trip planning from figuring out where we even wanted to go in the first place all the way through reserving our last night’s hotel.”

BH; Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Thank you Nikki for having such a great blog. It is chock full of helpful tips and information for anyone traveling to Costa Rica.”

SH; Tega Cay, SC, USA

“We really appreciated the time you put into creating thoughtful and useful blog content.”

TS; Chicago, IL, USA

“Thanks to your help, we had the BEST time in Costa Rica. It was truly an unforgettable experience. I am so grateful to you and your company, as well as your spot on travel blog.”


“Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with this trip. I was so stressed trying to plan everything but I found your blog and it helped so much. You guys have been so nice and helpful, really appreciate it. :)”


  • Recipient, Provincial Graduate Scholarship
  • Recipient, University Graduate Research Scholarship
  • Recipient, Lyle S. Hallman Scholarship
  • Recipient, Aiming For the Top Tuition Scholarship
  • Recipient, Provincial Scholar Recognition
  • Winner, Leadership in Violence Prevention Award
  • Winner, Catherine Newton Memorial Award
  • Recipient, House of Commons Letter of Acknowledgement Recognizing Outstanding Violence Prevention Initiatives and Leadership
  • Winner, Co-operative Education Special Award for Teaching Performance
  • Winner, Co-operative Education Award for Academic Achievement in Teaching
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