We’re Living All Over Europe on $2,600 a Month

We’re Living All Over Europe on $2,600 a Month

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July 25, 2017

“Traveling is a fountain of youth,” says Christina Daggett, as she sits down to dinner with her husband, Tim. It’s evening in the town of Hawick, Scotland, where they are currently staying. “I can’t imagine going back to the States or our old lifestyle. Nothing could be better than what we’re doing now.”

Pedasí Feels Like Small-Town America 50 Years Ago

Pedasí Feels Like Small-Town America 50 Years Ago

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July 23, 2017

For my wife, Abbe, and me, our lives here in Pedasí, a small town on Panama’s Pacific coast, are a far cry from the hectic existence we lived back in the U.S. In Florida, we lived our entire lives in busy suburbs where we had to drive to everything. Now we walk to restaurants, grocery stores, and the town square.

Costa Rica’s Simple Pleasures are the Finer Things in Life

Costa Rica’s Simple Pleasures are the Finer Things in Life

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July 22, 2017

If you’ve done any reading at all about Costa Rica, you’ve almost certainly come across the phrase Pura Vida. Literally it means “pure life,” but it’s practical meaning can be a bit tough to nail down. It can be a greeting, it can be a response and replace “you’re welcome,” it can replace “cheese,” when someone is about to snap a group photo and everyone is holding up their peace signs and thumbs-up.