Adventures, Life Lessons

I Have an Example of “Different” for You

27 May , 2016  

policia - Day Well Lived

People often ask me for examples of what’s different about life here in Costa Rica. Quite a lot is different of course, but somehow providing specifics seems to stump me every time. During a recent trip to the States, we sat around the kitchen table with family and friends and conversation took a turn toward […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons, Photos

The Love of People and Their Stories

14 May , 2016  

Samba to the Sea Photography

One of the things I love the most about my work these days is the people it connects me with, and the opportunity to dig deeper into their stories. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen Brown, founder and owner of Samba to the Sea Photography, and her story is one of pure inspiration to […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Motivation Station; What REALLY Gets Us Out of Bed in the Morning?

12 May , 2016  

Wake up - Day Well Lived

I read a lot of articles under the umbrella of self improvement; “10 Habits of the World’s Most Successful People,” “Action Steps to Get You to the Next Level,”…you know the kind.  Here’s the thing, reading an article with great ideas is quite different than honestly analyzing whether those ideas actually resonate with your real life […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Traveling With Bicycles

4 May , 2016  

mountainbike - day well lived

Chronicles of Frequent Travelers Who *Apparently* Love Chaos. I can’t count the number of flights my husband and I have been on together in the past two years. Somewhere upwards of 30. You’d think we’d be travel masters by now, and in some regards we are, but in others we’re just a hot mess. Let […]

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365 Things I Learned After 365 Days Living Abroad

1 Apr , 2016  

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One year has flown by like the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee in the morning; you think you can get dressed, prepare some food and fire up the computer in that amount of time, but it’s ready before you’ve even selected a shirt to wear. One year and one day ago, [...]

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Adventures, Life Lessons, Photos

My Two Favorite Brazilian Cities

21 Nov , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Olinda
As many of my regular readers know, we've just returned from a marathon trip to Brazil; 31 days, 17 different cities and countless memories made. Of course a highlight of the trip was meeting my in-laws and extended Minchillo family for the very first time, more on that to come. But also, I had the [...]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Grocery Shopping Alone

7 Nov , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Language Limits
We go a bit outside of town to the grocery store where the locals shop; they have a better meat selection and far better prices than the fancy grocery store in town that is priced for the tourists it conveniences. For the first time in six months, I had the courage and confidence to do [...]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Half The Cost, Double The Freedom

20 Oct , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Beachy Freedom
This article first appeared on InternationalLiving.com. A piece for their postcard section focused on painting a picture of what the day-to-day is like living here in Costa Rica, enjoy! Click below to read the full article!

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Adventures, Photos

A Day in The Clouds of Monteverde

20 Sep , 2015  

Monteverde - Day Well Lived
On a regular day-to-day basis, having no car in Costa Rica is no big deal; for us we have our bikes which is perfect for getting us to town whenever we need or want to go. However, a car would be really nice for exploring more of this beautiful country! So whenever we rent a [...]

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40 Minutes of Fame on The Expat Chat

19 Sep , 2015  

Expat Chat - Day Well Lived
One of the most fun aspects about our move abroad has been sharing our story with others. Much of our original inspiration came from a show we had started watching about expats on YouTube - so a few months ago when we met Tony Argyle online and he expressed interest in interviewing us for a [...]

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