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
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
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
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!
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 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)
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
I left you last time as I was boarding an imaginary train to our new life as part-time expats in Indiana and Costa Rica. We arrived safely in Costa Rica on Tuesday (yesterday), and we have been settling in today. Here is a list of activities on our first full day in our new life.… Continue reading The Second Train Arrives – in Jaco, Costa Rica
A few years ago, a friend in Costa Rica went on an extensive trip with her family through Europe and northern Africa. She posted photos and information on the "The Blue City" on Facebook (Thank you, Marta Herrera). Ever since reading her post, I have had Chefchaouen, Morocco, on my bucket list. It just looked… Continue reading The Blue City – A Bucket List Trip (Chefchaouen, Morocco)
I am writing this from the beautiful Pacific beach town of Jaco, Costa Rica. I just love this place. For my wife and me, it has just the right combination of beach, Costa Rican culture, warm weather, friendly people, great food, available amenities, and reasonable cost of living. More and more part-time and full-time expats… Continue reading Help Is On the Way!