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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Life Lessons

Something We Can All Learn From Brazil’s Food Culture – Fete Lifestyle Magazine

15 Nov , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Fete Lifestyle Magazine
Who doesn't love food? I was super excited that the food issue of Fete Lifestyle Magazine coincided with my travels in Brazil; where I reconnected and learned a greater appreciation for food beyond just the taste, smell and nourishment it provides. I was able to enjoy getting to know the other and newer half of [...]

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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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Life Lessons

Talkin’ Body Confidence – Fete Lifestyle Magazine

15 Oct , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Fete Lifestyle Magazine
I've continued to contribute to Fete Lifestyle Magazine and have been loving it! In October, we focused on body. When I sat down to think about a topic, I was a bit intimidated, because in all honesty I have no true "expertise" in fitness or nutrition aside from what I've tried to personally do to [...]

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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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Life Lessons

Girl Power with Fete Lifestyle Magazine

19 Sep , 2015  

Fete - Day Well Lived
A few months back, I was fortunate to meet a woman here in Tamarindo who is an editor for a lifestyle and culture magazine put together by a select group of female contributors from around the world. I started reading some of the articles from previous issues and then we got to talking about me [...]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

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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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, Life Lessons

Seen First on InternationalLiving.com

24 Aug , 2015  

Samara Sights - Day Well Lived
I admit, I've neglected you all. Truth is I'm back to being crazy busy again; but the difference this time is that it's a busy I enjoy. When I made the decision to leave a full-time job and work as a freelancer, I knew that while making my own hours and being my own boss [...]

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