Some Americans and Canadians do not take into consideration that the sun is more intense in Costa Rica because of the location closer to the equator. People who can tolerate a certain amount of time in the sun without protection up north will be sunburned in that same amount of time in Costa Rica. I learned this lesson, painfully, on my first visit to Tamarindo in 2005.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of two charming towns on the shores of Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna, Italy.