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

A Week Well Lived

25 May , 2015  

ExpatsKnow.com

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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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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Life Lessons

No More Excuses

7 May , 2015  

Plan

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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Adventures

Perhaps, the Most Random Weekend Yet

4 May , 2015  

Crab

When I look back at this weekend, I can’t help but laugh. I started out the weekend with a “stomach bug.” I can only assume some type of virus since we know three other people who were suffering from the same symptoms this past week. Between my date with our toilet throughout Friday night and […]

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Adventures

Here Comes The Rain, Da Da Dadahh

2 May , 2015  

Here Comes The Rain

The weather has been incredibly consistent since we arrived in Costa Rica. Consistently sunny and in the high nineties/low hundreds Fahrenheit (in the 32 to 38 Celsius range). Every. Single. Day. This afternoon I walked out the door, and I said to Junior “Ohhh it’s chilly!” Then we checked the weather. It was 85 degrees. […]

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Videos

Proud Puppy Parents; Our Boy Can Swim!

28 Apr , 2015  

Proud Puppy Parents; Our Boy Can Swim!

For weeks, Harvey enjoyed the beach, but never went in the water deep enough to swim. He had to be able to touch the bottom with all four paws. A couple of days ago, seemingly out of nowhere, he mustered up the courage the start body slamming waves and go full-on swimming. Now he can’t […]

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Adventures

“Daily Limit” – It’s Truly Daily

28 Apr , 2015  

Costa Rican Colon

I was chatting with my good friend Julie last night for the first time since we moved. I was trying to fill her in on everything we had encountered on our adventure so far and she asked “so has there been anything that’s been truly a ‘WTF’ moment?” Meaning of course anything we’ve come across […]

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Photos

Happy Earth Day

22 Apr , 2015  

Ocean Love.jpg

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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