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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Life Lessons

We Found Our Paradise, and You Should Look For Yours

23 Nov , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Weekly Crawler
A friend of ours runs a great site here in Tamarindo to cover local news, events, businesses and more. It was my pleasure to write something for the site on a funny word: paradise. Read the full article here!

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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, 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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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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Life Lessons

We Don’t Have That Many Balls

23 Jul , 2015  

Sunset - Day Well Lived

In the past four months, I can’t begin to try and put a number on the amount of people who have said “man, I give you credit, you guys have a lot of balls; I would love to do what you did, but I could never pull it off.” Or something of the like. First, […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Reflections of Our First Trip “Home”

21 Jul , 2015  

Walk With Cece - Day Well Lived

We recently made our first “border run” as many expats call it. We’re living in Costa Rica on a tourist Visa, which means we must leave the country every 90 days in order to come back and stay here legally. I put border run in quotes, because really we took a two week vacation back […]

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Adventures

Thanks for the love, ExpatFocus.com

12 Jul , 2015  

Day Well Lived Interview on ExpatFocus

In addition to Day Well Lived being named one of the top five expat blogs in Costa Rica, I was recently interviewed about my expat experience! Check it out.  

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