I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and Panama on the Windstar star legend. The vessel can only accommodate 212 people so you feel like you are on your own yacht. Although October is known as the rainiest month of the year on the Pacific coast, it also is a great time to see the animals enjoying the cooler weather. Costa Rica is home to many different flora and fauna and Panama has the amazing Panama canal. It really should be on everyone’s bucket list. Costa Rica and Panama are easy countries to get to from the United states and without visa requirements it should be on everyone’s list.