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The Benefits of Living in San José, Costa Rica

The Benefits of Living in San José, Costa Rica

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May 8, 2018

I have a pretty standard morning routine. I’m awakened very early by roosters but stay in bed for a while as the sunrise filters into the bedroom. I start the coffee, open the sliding doors, step out to my deck, and look down into the valley below. I usually see hummingbirds buzzing around my flowers, sometimes a blue-crowned mot-mot. Some mornings one of my neighbors, a farmer, has been up even earlier...

Living an Adventure With a Food Tour Business in Thailand

Living an Adventure With a Food Tour Business in Thailand

“Before we left our home country to come here and start our business, I was caught between the nerves of making such a big move—and the excitement of the adventure we were setting out upon,” explains Leigh Higgins, operator of Feast Thailand Food Tours. Now, one and a half years into the business, Leigh says Read more...: Living an Adventure With a Food Tour Business in Thailand

I Found Myself in Tuscany…Now I Help Others Do the Same

I Found Myself in Tuscany…Now I Help Others Do the Same

In August of 2012, I sold my home and most of what I owned to finance what I thought would be a three-month adventure in Italy. I arrived a month later in Florence, not knowing a single person or a single word of Italian. What I did know was that I was in need of a change…some time on my own and some new scenery. I’d visited Italy twice in the two previous years and each time I’d felt rushed…I hadn’t wanted to leave; I’d felt strangely at home.

I’m Still Shocked I Get Paid to Live This Lifestyle

I’m Still Shocked I Get Paid to Live This Lifestyle

Six years ago, I started a small tour company in Central America and I’m currently based in—and operate out of—the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. My work takes me into some of the most biodiverse and ecologically healthy places on the planet. I might be out hiking Monteverde’s cloud forests one day and sitting in a natural volcanic hot spring the next. During the turtle nesting season, I am out at night with my group, walking the beach in hopes of spotting a nesting sea turtle. I am still shocked that I have created this reality and even get paid to live it.