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

Advice for a Very Hippie Holiday – Fete Lifestyle Magazine

15 Dec , 2015  

December Fete - Day Well Lived
For years, the hub-bub of the holiday season has given me great angst, and I think while it can be a magical time of year, society has turned the holiday's into a stressful time for many. I enjoyed working on this piece and hope it can spark some inspiration to simplify and enjoy for anyone [...]

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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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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

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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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

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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