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Jul 21 2015

Our June 2015 Costa Rica (& Mexico) Cost of Living Expenses

June was a big travel month for us which meant lower than usual Costa Rica living expenses — Less than $900. (We were traveling in Mexico for almost the entire month, leaving on June 2nd and returning on June 30th.  More about those expenses later. Costa Rica Fixed Costs But back at home in Costa …

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Jul 15 2013

Cooking Class in Oaxaca Mexico – Muy Sabroso!

For me, one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico was taking a cooking class at Casa Crespo in Oaxaca. Sure, I can make quesadillas and burritos, even fajitas, but the preparation is more Tex-Mex style. True Mexican cuisine is so different than what we’re used to in the U.S. and I wanted to …

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Jun 26 2013

Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica: Vacation the Retire for Less Way!

We may be thrifty but, mostly, we like to get a good bang for a buck. But we also love to have a great time, and this vacation was no exception. Other than our expenses in Playa del Carmen (May 21-25) and the bulk of our airfare, we spent just $1650. International Living reimbursed us …

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Jun 26 2013

Retire for Less Went to Mexico!

We’re back and we had a GREAT time! It was, without a doubt, the best vacation of our lives. We walked and walked, seeing all the sights up close, then we walked some more. We talked with Mexicans in the parks, on the street, in restaurants, and at the indigenous markets. We shopped, bargained, and …

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Jun 10 2013

Retire for Less Goes to Mexico!

That’s right, we’re going to Mexico, to speak at the International Living Ultimate Conference in Playa del Carmen, also known as the Riviera Maya, south of Cancún. We’ll be leaving on May 20 and returning June 6. After five days at the conference talking about our lives in Costa Rica, we’ll spend the next 10 …

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