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Today’s post is part of a weekly series called “Travel Toss-Up,” in which we ask you to take your pick between two amazing travel experiences.

This week’s toss-up offers a choice of two lush green landscapes.

Would you rather…

… soak in tropical hot springs in Costa Rica, or …

hot springs waterfall costa rica

… explore Bali’s verdant rice terraces?

rice field bali indonesia

As Elissa Leibowitz Poma writes in 12 Best Costa Rica Experiences, “Given its volcanic landscape, Costa Rica has quite a few natural hot springs and mud pools. Most are open to the public; independent travelers visiting small towns should ask around about hot springs on private property that you can get permission to access with a sweet smile and small ‘donation.'” In Bali, the rice terraces climbing the green hills make for striking photo ops. Some of the most beautiful are near the village of Tegallalang.

Vote for your preference in the comments below!

— written by Sarah Schlichter

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5 Responses to “Travel Toss-Up: Green with Travel Envy”

  1. Host Ciao says:

    Right now with April coming in like a lion, I’d take either one. Sorry that’s not much of a vote, but a true one.

  2. Deborah Sampson says:


  3. Colleen says:

    Bali, without a doubt. On the “list” for too long!

  4. Barbie says:

    Bali – more exotic

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