It was clear that the Room2Board staff was giddy about its “boutique hostel,” and deservedly so: The place is well designed, sparklingly clean, and a coconut's toss from the beach. They have marketed themselves shrewdly – Room2Board caters to surfers and discriminating backpackers.
Yet another company has decided to take bitcoin. Expedia, the travel-booking company based in Bellevue, Washington, says that customers will now be able to spend their hard-earned cryptocurrency on hotel stays.
My family and I had been exploring the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for two sunny weeks before we finally made our way to the country's interior rain forest. It was supposed to be a six-hour drive from our last stop, the surf town of Santa Teresa, to our final destination, Tree Houses Hotel Costa Rica in Santa Clara.