Eating Watermelon | Coco, Costa Rica | Travel Photo

Today's smiling faces travel photo is of an adorable boy (Marcello) smiling while eating watermelon on a boat in Coco, Costa Rica.

I have such fond memories of this particular afternoon, soaking up the intense sun on my friend’s boat off the shores of Coco, Costa Rica. My friend, Lisa, invited me during my very last week of an extraordinary year living the good life. With her husband, Mao, as captain, and his son, Marcelo (shown here), we had a very happy afternoon! While the guys fished, I enjoyed one of my last lazy days of sunbathing, drinking homemade sangria, and laughing with the girls. The second I took this photo, I knew it was special. I vowed to bring that happiness home with me to Las Vegas, where I returned to work.

Today’s smiling faces travel photo was generously contributed by Abby Tegnelia.  She writes about being torn between living the good life in Costa Rica and the fast life of her current time as editor-in-chief of Vegas magazine in Las Vegas, NV on her personal travel and lifestyle blog, http://thejungleprincess.com.  Aside from her travel blog, connect with her her on facebook and twitter.


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Abby February 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Thank you, Samuel!! I am so in love with this photo. One look, and I am suddenly daydreaming of my Costa Rica return! Thank you so much for including it on your wonderful site. I am so honored!
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Jeff Dobbbins February 15, 2012 at 5:51 am

What a beautiful photo. A great antidote for February in the Northeast U.S.
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Ryan February 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Being from Scotland I can only dream of weather like this, thanks for the little ray of sunshine on this dour winter afternoon!!

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Cathy Sweeney February 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

That’s a photo that puts a smile on my face, too. It also makes me crave a trip to Costa Rica.

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Alexa Meisler February 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

This photo makes want to drop everything I’m doing and just go to Costa Rica right now. Thank you for putting it up!
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Angela February 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Lovely photo, such sweet eyes this boy has 🙂
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DTravelsRound February 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

So cute!! His eyes are sparkling!

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Emily in Chile February 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love that the watermelon is positioned perfectly so that it just looks like a giant smile – great shot!
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Ayngelina February 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

What a happy kid, it is the simple things that make life better.
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Laurence February 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

Man I love watermelon!
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Sophie February 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

Adorable!
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Bret @ Green Global Travel February 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

What a cute kid! Looks like he is REALLY enjoying that watermelon…
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Turtle February 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

How cute! Then again, why wouldn’t you be smiling if you were on a boat in Costa Rica?! 🙂
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Vera Marie Badertscher February 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Adorable photo. And what a great idea for a blog!
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Stephanie - The Travel Chica February 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Adorable! Who DOESN’T smile when eating a fresh watermelon?

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dtravelsround February 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Look at that sparkle in his eyes!! Love it!

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Kurt February 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

As always Samual, great pictures.
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admin February 27, 2012 at 2:27 am

Thanks mate 🙂

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Erica February 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

OMG he is TOO CUTE! Love it!
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Laurel February 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

It’s amazing how something as simple as a smile can brighten your day!
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admin February 27, 2012 at 2:25 am

Thanks Laurel, I certainly agree with you.

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Lori February 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I love water melons 🙂 Lovely photo – the child looks so happy! 🙂
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Spencer February 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Great photos! I love the theme of your website.

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Leslie (Downtown Traveler) March 6, 2012 at 4:55 am

Great shot! He looks so happy 🙂
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Sherry March 8, 2012 at 1:14 am

Awesome! That watermelon almost looks like an extension of his big smile. Already a handsome little man – looks like he’ll break lots of hearts when he grows up 🙂
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Nomadic Samuel March 28, 2012 at 5:26 am

Hahaha, he just might 🙂

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Margo March 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Love this pic! Makes me smile

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Nomadic Samuel March 30, 2012 at 1:05 am

Thanks Margo, it’s a lovely pic from Abby 🙂

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Nomadic Samuel April 17, 2012 at 4:57 am

Thanks Margo 🙂

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