Tag: DailyLife

May 15 2011

Playa Doña Ana

Some months ago, I (Paul) complained to Gloria that we should go to the beach more often…at least 2 times per month, I said.  We were always so busy, but I stuck to my guns.  After all, we live in Costa Rica!  It’s true that we live at 3,900’ elevation, but it’s only 45 minutes …

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Apr 01 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

  Today, April 1, 2010, is a big day for us.  One year ago today we moved to Costa Rica full time.  The year has gone by quickly, and has been so full of marvelous surprises.  We have met many wonderful people – both Expats and Ticos (Costa Ricans) – and count many of them …

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Jan 19 2010

Costa Rica isn’t Disneyland

(Updated 11/19/15) One of the reasons that so many of us come to Costa Rica is for its abounding natural beauty.  There are hundreds, maybe thousands of different specials of plants, butterflies, birds, and wildlife, not to mention lakes, rivers, volcanoes and beaches.  I have greatly enjoyed seeing, hearing, and taking photos of all of …

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Dec 31 2009

Our First Holiday Season in Costa Rica

It’s New Year’s Eve — ¡Próspero Año Nuevo to all! — and I have a few hours of quiet time.  The cats are outside being cats.  Paul is in town buying some rope to hang our new hammock and some ground beef for the meatballs I will make later today.  We are going to a …

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Sep 04 2009


A reader, and new friend, asked me yesterday how much time I spend each week to maintain this website.  I have to admit, not as much time as I had planned.  Back in the U.S., I would come home from working all day, fix and eat dinner, and then get to work on our website, …

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Aug 26 2009

Welcome home…

I recently returned from a 10 day trip back to Baltimore, partially for business but also to visit friends and family and to bring back some specific items.  As the time for my outbound flight grew near, I have to admit that I was apprehensive.  I didn’t want to be away from Paul for such …

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Jan 04 2009

Rent, and Slow Down the Process

We at Retire for Less in Costa Rica would advise everyone to rent for one year, six months, or even just one month before buying any property. We know it’s tempting to buy when you are on a tour, or just going around the country looking for places to live. It’s so alluring, this beautiful …

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May 26 2008

Beautiful Costa Rica

I’ve only seen a small portion of Costa Rica so far, but already I know that it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I’ve stood on the side of a mountain at 4,000 feet and looked out at the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean beyond. I’ve sat on the porch of …

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