This trip was not just about photography but also introduced us to the variety of local foods, the beauty of the secluded hotel properties and the warmth of the natural spring spas, after a long day of hiking. The highlight of the trip for me, however was the zipline option. Being deathly afraid of heights, I planned to opt out of the opportunity. However, our group was so supportive of each other, that we carried forward to the challenge.Maybe we didn't read about this activity in the fine print of the itinerary, because we were initially reluctant to skim across the valleys of the Monteverde rain forest while holding on to a single handle and traveling at over 30 miles an hour. We had 8 zip lines and after surviving the first, we actually replaced the fearful silence with high fives, laughter and selfies.