I have been going on and on about what a great time I had in Costa Rica. (That's the view from the La Mansion Inn in Manuel Antonio above, so how could I not have had an amazing time?) If I have made you want to go to Costa Rica but you have already allotted your travel budget elsewhere, don't worry. National Geographic is having a contest and the prize is none other than a free eight-day trip for you and a companion. Unlike some of the contests I have written about in the past, you don't have to do too much to enter this one. You just have to fill out the online form here. Good luck!