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Vanessa Willing

Vanessa always has a bag packed and ready to go! Vanessa decided early on that the best education was to see the world and meet its people! Born and raised on the West Coast of the United States she grew up exploring the Pacific on camping trips with her family. After some work with event planning, she bought a one-way ticket to Chile and backpacked her way through Central and South America. Her love for travel made her seek out a position as a tour guide leading groups through Costa Rica and Central America where she fell in love with the Pura Vida spirit and decided to hang up her backpack and stay a while! Vanessa has traveled extensively from Coast to Coast in Costa Rica and is a true Destination Expert. Twenty years later she still is in love with Costa Rica and still is the first to get out her Camera when she sees a monkey!

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