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Nine Great Things to do in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Nine Great Things to do in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on the southernmost point of the Nicoya Peninsula, Montezuma has an off-the-beaten-path feel. Visitors and locals enjoy its quiet beaches, proximity to wildlife, and unique laidback artistic vibe. Though it has a small population--roughly 500 people--Montezuma has a vibrant arts...

“Our Whole Lifestyle Changed for the Better”

“Our Whole Lifestyle Changed for the Better”

Exploring new and exotic places was something Patti and Bob Jackson had long loved to do, but the two-week breaks they were able to take off work just weren’t enough. “It would just barely expose us to the culture and lifestyle in the places we visited, not immerse us like we really wanted,” says Bob, 61...

7 Things to Do in Panama City That Will Surprise You

7 Things to Do in Panama City That Will Surprise You

Panama stands out among the world’s top expat destinations, due to its solid infrastructure, First World amenities, beautiful beaches, and proximity to the U.S. But, there is so much more to this country than meets the eye. Panama City for example offers every option, for the foodie, culture vulture, or tree hugger in all of us...

A Country Club Life for Less on the Shores of Lake Chapala

A Country Club Life for Less on the Shores of Lake Chapala

One of Barbara Hoyle’s memories of her first visit to Mexico almost 20 years ago was the singing of birds. “My first impression off the plane was that the airport was a good size, the people were friendly, and driving away from the airport at 5:30 a.m., how wonderful the sound of the birds was,” she says...

The Ups and Downs of Living in Paradise

The Ups and Downs of Living in Paradise

You’ve probably heard that living in Costa Rica is like living in Paradise, Nirvana, Utopia; heck, I’ve even said it myself. And living in Costa Rica is awesome—but living here is not like vacationing here. It’s not all drinks on the beach and the high-life at the pool. I mean, real life has to go on, right? So what are some of the things...

The Empowering Effects of Learning a New Language

The Empowering Effects of Learning a New Language

An interesting thing happened to me recently while shopping in our local SuperMaxi in Salinas, the popular beach town on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador. I was in the spice aisle, and another shopper asked me a question. “Lo siento, no entiendo,” I said, as I didn’t understand what she had asked...