Self-guided tours in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve of Costa Rica are just one of the many activities that allow you to get really, really close to Nature. In this video by travel journalist Elizabeth Donatelli, she spots butterflies and a friendly white-nosed coati (or pizote) that comes right up to her. Afterwards, she boards Sky-Trek to get the true feeling of just how humid this amazing part of the world is. She then stares at creatures in the complete darkness of the jungle before flying above the forest canopy on a very long and exciting zip line ride (you have to see the Superman canopy tour).
Elizabeth has been writing, presenting, and producing video for more than a decade. She is an eight-time Emmy nominee for her stories. She has spent her professional career as a broadcast journalist working in Charlottesville, VA, Louisville, KY, and Las Vegas, NV. She has driven across the United States five times, backpack around Europe, and spent several weeks in Central America.
Throughout her career Elizabeth has had stories featured on national news including MSNBC, CNN HLN, and the Weather Channel. She has had travel pieces published online with Travel Squire and For Rent Costa Rica. See more of her videos in our Media & Entertainment section.