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

365 Things I Learned After 365 Days Living Abroad

1 Apr , 2016  

saywhat
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

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, 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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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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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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Adventures

Bugs and Boats and…Best Buy?

14 May , 2015  

monkey

Life is different here is Costa Rica, there’s just no other way to slice it. I find that my friends from home are curious, but sometimes don’t even know what questions to ask. When you can’t really begin to think about what life might be in a particular place, it’s hard to know what you want […]

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