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The Path

Morning Mass

After waking at 5:30, prepping the kids for school, walking them to school, and sitting down for a leisurely cup of cafe con leche and an egg sandwich on toasted baguette with Kevin, we strolled to the park. It was still only 8 a.m. As we settled onto a cement bench alongside other people taking a few minutes to enjoy…

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A Beach Day and a Funeral in Costa Rica

Kevin’s Field Trip to San Carlos What a full weekend for us here in Costa Rica! We’ve felt the natural friendliness of Ticos but in richer, deeper ways than before. On Friday, Kevin stopped next door to ask the neighbors if two or three of them, maybe their teenage kids, would be interested in going to the beach with us…

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More for Less in Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica is thirsty work. Because of this, after a couple of cups of strong Costa Rican coffee, water is my main, all-day beverage. Still, after a long day of walking around the hilly city of Grecia under the hot sun, and stressing my tongue out over Spanish phrases with confused but patient Ticos, a glass of wine…

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We Found Our House in Costa Rica!

When we asked around on Costa Rica Facebook groups about possible houses for rent in Costa Rica, it was about one week before the date we were supposed to arrive. Several people on one of the groups were extremely critical of our decision to wait until we arrived to find a house to rent. “You mean to tell me that…

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Costa Rica Family Immersion—Day 1

We arrived in Costa Rica two days ago for our three-month trip. As with most long travel days, our first day was stressful, chaotic, and tiring. And it came right after a long day of cleaning and prepping our house in Florida for rent and then driving three hours to Fort Lauderdale in the evening. After getting through customs, we…

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Transcend the Traditional

Maybe one of the biggest challenges to living the life of your dreams is trying to fit in with what everyone else is doing. But if you walk down someone else’s path, you might not be walking down the path that’s right for you. You, in fact, might be setting your sights too low. Or not reaching for your full…

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