One of the things we like about Costa Rica is the vibe – the energy, the Pura Vida approach to life. (Pura Vida is a Costa Rican term that means everything from “hello” to “all is well” to “life is good.”). When I am here, my mind slows down a bit, my perspective becomes a… Continue reading A Special Energy . . .
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
People often ask my wife and me, "Why do you want to live part-time in Costa Rica?" We usually share several reasons that have prompted us to make the decision. But, today if someone asks me, I will say, "This is why!" And I'll show them these two photos. The photo on the left is… Continue reading This Is Why!
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!
I am meeting the most interesting people! I’m in the process of doing research for a book called Straddling Two Worlds (Part-Time Expats Share Their Stories). People from all over the world have been completing the research survey about their lives as part-time expats. They are sharing experiences, advice, and details about their lives. And… Continue reading Straddling Two Worlds
For those considering living overseas part-time, selecting the place is one of the most important decisions to be made. In this blog, Paul Maxfield helps the reader get started on the journey to making that crucial decision.
I ran across this excellent article by Rick Steves on not being an Ugly American tourist. The ideas, of course, apply to someone from any country traveling or living abroad. Within its paragraphs is some really good advice for expats, whether full-time or part-time. His insights can help us avoid being #uglyexpats. Here are some… Continue reading Ugly Expats
Josh reminded me that #livingoverseasparttime is for all ages. We met by chance at a popular local bakery that we quickly found was loved by both of us. Josh is about 19-20. He is here on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica because he loves #surfing and beach life. He goes back and forth… Continue reading Meet Josh: A Young, Part-Time Expat
Inroducing a new video series - Why People Become Part-Time Epats. In this first video, I talk about four reasons by people choose to live overseas part-time. You can also view this video on my youtube channel: Aparttime Expat. Click here: https://youtu.be/0UyrQmSBUyQ If you enjoy the video, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe… Continue reading The Latest Video Is Here……Why People Become Part-Time Expats – Video #1 in a New Series…….