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, 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, 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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Adventures, Photos

Wandering in the Big City

17 Sep , 2015  

San Jose  - Day Well Lived
Over the past couple months, we've had our first couple opportunities to explore the "city side" of Costa Rica. We needed to travel to San Jose to visit the Brazilian embassy so that I could obtain a Visa to travel there. And we traveled to Ciudad Colon, just outside of San Jose another weekend for [...]

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Adventures, Photos

Samara, Costa Rica in Photos

29 Jul , 2015  

Tamarindo Beach Volley - Day Well Lived
We spent July 24-26, 2015 in Samara, CR for a beach volleyball tournament Junior was playing in, representing Tamarindo Beach Volley. It was a weekend full of adventure (of course), laughter, friends and was fantastic to experience another great Costa Rican beach town - with a totally different vibe from what we're used to! July [...]

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Adventures, Photos

Rafting the Tenorio

15 Jun , 2015  

Tenorio - Day Well Lived

My husband comes home at 9:30 p.m. on a Friday and says “This guy I played soccer with tonight is going rafting somewhere near Liberia tomorrow and has space for extra people, do you want to go?” I have been craving adventure. Now that we’ve got ourselves decently settled, I’ve had the itch to get out […]

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Photos

Happy Earth Day

22 Apr , 2015  

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Last night we met an awesome woman who is native to Costa Rica. She was born and raised in San Jose and has lived here in Tamarindo for the past nine years. We were talking about the school system and education in Costa Rica, and it was interesting to hear about how much of an […]

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Hotel Living

8 Apr , 2015  

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We stayed in the Avellanas house one week, and that’s about all we could take. We finally decided Wednesday afternoon we would bite the bullet and stay at a hotel in Tamarindo so that we would be in town and able to go apartment hunting. Never thought I’d be able to say that I was […]

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