Recently, I was asked by an international company that offers support to expats (people who are living in a country other than their own by their own choice) to submit an article focused on United States expats and the important task of choosing a school for their children overseas. Since I have readers who are… Continue reading Choosing an Overseas School for your U. S. Expat Child
There is something unusual and appealing about being outside early in the morning in Central America. For a number of years now, we have made it a practice to take a morning walk; (or bike ride) between 5:30 and 6:00 am each day. Most of those walks have been in Costa Rica, where we live;… Continue reading Morning Walks in Central America
Those readers who who followed my blog will be familiar with our rural property in the area around Volcan Turrialba in Cartago province in Costa Rica. Some time ago, we decided to name our place Quinta Vista Verde. In Costa Rica, a "quinta" is a rural property that is at least 5,000 square meters in… Continue reading Quinta Vista Verde
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
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.
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
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
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