Gloria Yeatman

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Nov 15 2011

Things We Love – Living Outside

One of the biggest reasons we came to Costa Rica was to “live outside.” This meant no need for air-conditioning or heat.  We lived in Baltimore, Maryland before moving here and had high heating and air conditioning bills (over $300 per month).  But it wasn’t just the expense – Gloria wanted to enjoy the outdoors.  …

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Nov 15 2011

The 10 Reasons Why We Chose San Ramon de Alajuela

People always ask us why we moved to San Ramon de Alajuela as opposed to other, possibly more popular, locations in Costa Rica. Our interest in San Ramon actually began before our first visit, just from doing research on the Internet and in the books we read. It was reinforced when we visited this westernmost …

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Nov 15 2011

Our Retire for Less in Costa Rica Philosophy

What is the Retire for Less Philosophy? Sometimes we tell people that we live the “retire for less lifestyle,” or perhaps we notice that others are also living in a similar way. So what exactly is it? Conserve, simplify, enjoy. These three words sum up the Retire for Less Philosophy or lifestyle. We believe one can: …

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Nov 13 2011

Mid-Month Newsletter – November 2011

Welcome to our RetireForLessInCostaRica.com Mid-Month Newsletter!   In this special San Ramon issue: What Really Grabs Us The Things We Love – Living Outside Feature Article: “The 10 Reasons Why We Chose San Ramon de Alajuela” Where to Stay in San Ramon – Casa Amanecer   What Really Grabs Us!! I know our posts can …

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Nov 02 2011

Retire for Less Tour of the Month – Tortuga Island

Probably our favorite tour is the Isla Tortuga tour in the Pacific, just off the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Past tour guests Lorca & Robert also joined us on a Tortuga Island tour and had this to say: “The day trip to Tortuga Island was such a great bargain. Good boat, happy crew, …

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Oct 31 2011

Newsletter – October 2011

Welcome to our RetireForLessInCostaRica.com Monthly Newsletter! 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 you DO all day?” Retire for Less Tour of the Month – Tortuga Island Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica: Shop at Ropa …

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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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