Gloria Yeatman

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Oct 13 2011

Richard Bangs’ “Quest for Pura Vida”

The most recent episode of  Richard Bangs’ adventure travel series, “Adventures with Purpose,” is titled “Quest for Pura Vida.” It can be see in the coming months on American Public Television.  Following is the trailer of the episode.  It will make you feel good about living in Costa Rica if you are already here, and make you …

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Oct 12 2011

Gringos in the Mist

The rainy season is upon us in full force.  It’s 10:00 a.m. and, for the third day in a row, we are surrounded by mist and drenched with rain.  The photo to the right is the view out of our front door right now. We’ve learned to appreciate the rainy season though.  If it wasn’t for …

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Oct 10 2011

A Rainy Season Downpour

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Oct 05 2011

Video Slide Show – San Lucas Island Prison

We went on a San Lucas Island Tour, and it was fascinating! Our friend Parker said it was the best tour she’s been on in Costa Rica! It started with a boat trip through the Mangrove Forests near Puntarenas. We saw huge crocodiles sunning themselves near the water and lots of different birds including my favorite, pelicans. Then we …

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Oct 05 2011

Newsletter – September 2011

Welcome to our RetireForLessInCostaRica.com Monthly Newsletter!   September was such a busy month for us, it just flew by – that’s why we’re actually sending out our regular September newsletter in October. In this month’s issue: So, what’s up with the Yeatmans? Our monthly update to answer the #1 question people ask us, “What do …

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Sep 25 2011

Video – Tortuga Island Boat Trip

Thanks to our friends Earl & Mike for shooting this video and allowing us to post it on our website. This is just one of the tours we offer through Varso Travel.  

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Sep 11 2011

News Flash – September 2011

  In this special issue:   So, what’s up with the Yeatmans? Our monthly update to answer the #1 question people ask us, “What do you DO all day?” What exactly is the “retire for less” lifestyle? Our new partnership to bring you more value for less Our latest video – “Do I have to …

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Sep 07 2011

Video – Do I HAVE to learn Spanish??

So, you’ve decided to retire in Costa Rica. Do you HAVE to learn to speak Spanish?? Watch our video to learn the answer!

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Aug 09 2011

A Real No-Brainer, by George B. Hudson

When my wife Gail and I decided to retire we were faced with some important questions to answer. First of all, where would the retirement money come from other than our small amount of Social Security, and how could we make such a small amount go far enough for us that we could actually enjoy …

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Jul 20 2011

Investing in Colones Certificates of Deposit

While we pay our rent in U.S. dollars, we pay for everything else in colones.  For the last two years, we’ve been using our debit card from our U.S. bank to withdrawal dollars for our living expenses, then walking into a local bank to exchange much of it into colones.  The exchange rate has gone …

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