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

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

Humans Away, Animals Play

With the recent Covid-19 lock down and restrictions in Costa Rica, we have seen a resurgence of wildlife in town. With the tourists gone, the animals have come out to play. It's like the word spread quickly, "The human hordes are gone.  Come on out." And come out, they have. The last few weeks we… Continue reading Humans Away, Animals Play

Lockdown 2: Questions and Answers

Like many around the world, we are still on lockdown here in Costa Rica.  Our borders are closed at least until May 16th. Today I'd like address some some questions that have come up as we've experienced this global pandemic as part-time expats in Costa Rica. Question 1:  Aren't you afraid of being out of… Continue reading Lockdown 2: Questions and Answers

Part-Time Expats on Lockdown

I've been wanting to post for the last couple of weeks or so, but honestly, I didn't know what I wanted to say.  There were so many things going through my mind.  I couldn't get them organized.  I think part of it was just shock and awe, with grief thrown in.  With the rapid spread… Continue reading Part-Time Expats on Lockdown

It’s Not Too Late

I meet the most interesting people during my morning walks on the beach.  As I'm looking for and collecting sea glass, I often strike up conversations with people who are    walking the beach, too.  Some of them are local Costa Ricans, some are tourists, and some are expats, either full-time or part-time. Yesterday, I… Continue reading It’s Not Too Late

We’re Back!

We are back in Costa Rica after spending the holidays and the month of January in the U. S.  It was so great to spend time with our children and grandchildren, and to see friends and other family members!  The holidays were so much fun with the five grandkids.  We remarked so many times to… Continue reading We’re Back!

Intentions

Everyone is writing about their New Years resolutions this week.  It's hard not to jump on board.  My wife and I are reviewing last year and making some plans for this year. I'm giving thought to what I want out of this year; what I'd like to do and accomplish, and where I want to… Continue reading Intentions

The Life Cycle (Part-Time Expat Version)

The lifestyle of the part-time expat is a continuous cycle.  We just spent 2+ months in Costa Rica.  Now we are back in Indiana for seven weeks for the holidays and to enjoy our family.  We'll return to Costa Rica in February, and the cycle will continue at various intervals throughout the year. We live… Continue reading The Life Cycle (Part-Time Expat Version)

Come and Go

This is our last week in Costa Rica before returning to the United States to visit our family and enjoy the holidays together.  We have been in Costa Rica since early October - the first longer stay in our new lifestyle.  We will be returning in early February. We wondered what the adjustments to this… Continue reading Come and Go