travel to costa rica

Want to experience a tropical paradise? Join us (Steve and Ann) on a 10-day land-based EF Go Ahead Tour to Costa Rica in May of 2025! 

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Welcome, friends!

We’re Steve & Ann Teget, and Postcard Jar is our blog where we inspire you to take the next step on your journey. Whether you’re traveling to a new destination, developing a healthier lifestyle, or just surviving the day and getting dinner on the table, we are here for you. As a couple of empty-nest midwesterners, we are making the most of midlife and sharing our authentic stories here and on social media @postcardjar.

What to pack for an Alaskan cruise

Need a packing list for an Alaskan cruise? Lucky you! Alaska is definitely a beautiful bucket-list destination where...

Celebrity Cruises embarkation day tips for smooth sailing

It's your Celebrity Cruises embarkation day, and you likely want tips for smooth sailing as you board the ship. After...

70+ things to do in Pawhuska after you’ve eaten at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

Searching for things to do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma? Look no further. You've come to the right place. We're Steve and Ann...

10 foods to lose weight with Noom

Since losing more than 120 pounds with Noom, I've been asked over and over, "What foods do you eat to lose all that...

Is group travel right for me?

Is group travel for me? That’s a question we hear a lot of people asking themselves (and us). For a great many, the...

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Come with us on a Costa Rican vacation without the hassle

Come with us on a Costa Rican vacation without the hassle

Life is too short to let travel planning decisions keep you from exploring the world with amazing people. If you’re ready for a hassle-free trip, we’d love to have you join us on a Costa Rican vacation in May 2025. Postcard Jar is a reader-supported blog and we have...

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Welcome to Postcard Jar (and 2024)

Welcome to Postcard Jar (and 2024)

Welcome to Postcard Jar and happy new year! Whether you've been reading our blog for years, follow us on social media, or are brand new, we're glad you're here. Sharing our best tips for living and traveling well and helping you to take stress-free vacations brings us...

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Healthy holiday tips we learned from Noom

Healthy holiday tips we learned from Noom

We're sharing healthy holiday tips we learned from Noom to help you stay on track with your wellness goals this holiday season. My husband, Steve, and I downloaded the Noom weight loos app in March 2019 and lost a combined 200 pounds. While end-of-year parties, family...

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