Are you interested in living part-time in another country? Have you ever wondered what that might be like? Have you secretly dreamed of living somewhere different or exotic? I am excited to announce the publication of my new book, Straddling Two Worlds. Within its pages, you will meet twenty different individuals or couples who straddle… Continue reading
A Birth Morning on the Beach
Sometimes you just get lucky. This morning was one of those mornings. Brenda and I were walking along the beach about 5:45 this morning, and we noticed a group of municipality workers (garbage collectors) standing on the beach. It was an unusual view because these guys are usually really industrious, always moving, and very efficient.… Continue reading A Birth Morning on the Beach
Independence Day – Costa Rican Style
Last Thursday was September 15, Independence Day for Costa Rica. It has been a couple of years since a public parade and public festivities were held due to the Pandemic. However, Ticos celebrated their independence and democracy in Jaco with fervor and color. Brenda and I always love community events in our beach town of… Continue reading Independence Day – Costa Rican Style
Tiles to Table
Some of you may recall that back in November of 2019, I shared a post about sea tiles that I had found on the beach. In those days, I was focused on finding sea glass; however, beautiful pieces of colored tile kept showing up on the beach as I searched for glass. I began picking… Continue reading Tiles to Table
Having a Baby Overseas (Part Two)
This is the second part of a two-part series on our son and daughter-in-law's experience of having their first child in Costa Rica. If you haven't read Part One (previous post), I suggest you do that, as it will make Part Two more clear. In the weeks preceding Emily's birth, our daughter, Bethany, and her… Continue reading Having a Baby Overseas (Part Two)
Having a Baby . . . Overseas (Part One)
Let's make this clear right away . . . my wife and I are not having a baby. Those of you who know us personally can go ahead and give a sigh of relief. I feel better just having written that. So, what I really want to share about today is the experience of our… Continue reading Having a Baby . . . Overseas (Part One)
A Whole New Part of the Country
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you have heard a lot about the Central Pacific Coast region of Costa Rica, especially the community of Jaco. We still live in Jaco, and we love it, as always. There is always something to do, and at the same time, there is always peace… Continue reading A Whole New Part of the Country
Where to Begin?
As the title says - where to begin? So much has happened since my last post. It was never my intention to wait almost 10 months to post again. But sometimes life happens in ways so unexpected, so life-altering, so ............. I'm out of words. I've shared before that we returned to Indiana in August… Continue reading Where to Begin?
An Update on Travel to Costa Rica and Expat Dreams My last post was about being grateful for the flexibility of the part-time expat lifestyle. The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting changes in travel, tourism, and expat life have produced new challenges to those who dream or plan for a life as a part-time expat.… Continue reading Resurrecting Dreams.
In the Right Place at the Right Time
One of the advantages of the part-time expat lifestyle is the flexibility it affords. There are times in life when options are helpful, and we find ourselves in that place at the present time. We have kept our home in Indiana during this part-time expat phase of life. Our plans have been to come and… Continue reading In the Right Place at the Right Time
Costa Rica’s Best: The People
It's pretty clear that I am bullish on living overseas, at least part-time. For those with the intercultural or travel bug, interacting with the local people of a country is one of the most satisfying aspects of being overseas. When you live in a country for an extended period of time, you get to know… Continue reading Costa Rica’s Best: The People