Life Lessons

#TBT Got S.O.U.L?

29 May , 2015  

1st SOUL meal

TimeHop is quite possibly the coolest app around. What better way to be reminded of sweet memories than a daily push notification alerting you to reminders of what happened one year ago, two years ago; some of mine have gone back eight years! I couldn’t let today go by without a #TBT post, because my […]

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A Week Well Lived

25 May , 2015

This past week has truly been a week well lived in the Minchillo household. We smiled a lot, spent a lot of time walking on the beach and closed out the week with a Sunday evening dinner at our house with a couple friends and a free salsa dancing lesson at one of the local bars. […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

What will you do about insurance?

20 May , 2015  

best for me

When you announce that you’re leaving your life behind to move to another country, people have questions. What I found interesting were the types of questions people had and the frequency in which particular questions came up. Overwhelmingly, one of the first questions people had for us was “what will you do about health insurance?” […]

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Bugs and Boats and…Best Buy?

14 May , 2015  


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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Life Lessons

No More Excuses

7 May , 2015  


With the number of times I’ve been asked “how tan are you?” or “are you at the beach right now?” you’d think I’d struck the lottery, left all my worries behind and now spend all of my days glazed in Coppertone, with a beer in-hand, splitting my time between equal parts meditating to sound of […]

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Life Lessons

Poolside Chat

24 Apr , 2015  


“Oh, so you’re planning for your future too?” We are seriously inundated by the phrase “planning for the future” and variations of it. Whether it’s a commercial for life insurance or wealth management, or your Grandmother is repeatedly asking you about it at Thanksgiving dinner, it’s one of those “if I had a dollar for every […]

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Expats Unite

7 Apr , 2015  

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Thank you Mark Zuckerberg. In preparing for this move and even since we’ve arrived, Facebook has been an invaluable resource for us in the form of groups of expats who have lived, and still live all over Costa Rica.  you can post a question to one of these groups and within minutes you’ve got dozens […]

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Life Lessons

Do The Q-Tip, Throw It Away.

23 Mar , 2015   Video

It’s March 23. We are moving April 1. And I am sitting on a mattress in our empty living room watching Hitch. I have a list a mile long to complete in the next 9 days, and I am watching a romantic comedy I’ve seen already at least ten times (if not more). For some […]

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