Who are you and what do you do at WorldStrides?
Ashley Tremper, Account Manager
I manage a portfolio of clientele, primarily in the public and private high school market.
How long have you worked at WorldStrides?
A year and a half.
WorldStrides goes to so many destinations, but what has been your favorite destination that you have visited while working for WorldStrides?
Definitely Costa Rica!
What are the top three things you did while in Costa Rica?
- Zip lined through the rainforest near Lake Arenal & the Arenal Volcano.
- Learned how to surf in the Pacific Ocean from local surfing experts.
- Swam under Llanos de Cortes Waterfall.
What is the number one thing that you would tell somebody to not miss if they visit Costa Rica?
Embrace the country’s mantra of Pura Vida, meaning “pure life.” Costa Ricans truly live by this lifestyle, which is most likely why Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world.
Do you know any weird or strange facts about Costa Rica?
Due to Costa Rica’s close proximity to the Equator, the sun rises and sets at the same time every day, no matter the season. P.S. The sunsets, alone, are worth a visit to Costa Rica. They are absolutely amazing!
What was your favorite food or drink that you tried while there?
Food: Patacones (fried plantains), served with avocado & black bean dip; Drink: Fresh-squeezed juice from fruits, especially pineapple, starfruit and passionfruit.
Did you buy a souvenir and if so, what was it?
I brought back 10 different types of coffee, purchased from local grocery stores and roasteries along our journey. Eco Café was my favorite, not only for its taste but also for the founder’s commitment to social responsibility and support of the local growers and communities.
If you could pick your next trip, where would you go?
Anywhere (ha)! Once the world opens for travel, Portugal is currently at the top of my list.
What is the best travel tip that you can pass along to customers?
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate (before and during your trip, and especially on the plane)!