Making Good Relationships Better – The Repair and Re-Pair Way to Happiness

It’s tough to be happy with life when you’re unhappy with yourself. It’s tough to be happy with your relationship when you’re unhappy with your partner. That parallel is deliberate. When a critical aspect of a situation is disappointing, the entire arrangement is also likely to be disappointing. Can such disappointment not only have similar […]

Sharing the Secrets and Recipes for Living Longer, Healthier & Happier

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Born and raised in Costa Rica, Melissa Guzman has always had a passion for great food. Originally from a small, traditional farming town in the mountains of Cartago, she grew up with many traditional recipes that were shared together with friends and family. After getting married and moving to the beach, she discovered the other […]

Why Surfers Love Jaco & the Central Pacific

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We have a lot of people who live and visit the Central Pacific for various reasons. Fishing, golfing, biking, yoga retreats, or just some some sunshine at the pool, all our popular activities, but our real bread and butter and our staple continues to be our worldclass surf. The Central Pacific is home to some […]

Oh! You Don’t Know What You Got…

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…till it’s gone… Ever notice that you’re occasionally unaware of happiness until it’s gone? “And I thought routine household chores were a major pain, until we had a huge hurricane and flood. Now that I’m rebuilding, I didn’t realize how good I had it before this mess. Didn’t realize how happy I was. What I’d […]


Ever conclude that the pursuit of sustained happiness is hopeless, a lost cause? We may have the right to “pursue happiness”, but it seems that happiness also has the ability to reject our courtship. And does so quite regularly and successfully. Why does it sometimes seem so damn hard? Although rooted in the word happen, […]

Costa Rica Tourism Growing

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Costa Rica continues to grow as a popular tourist destination, but what is interesting is how diverse those tourists are becoming. Traditionally Costa Rica has focused on the United States and Canada for the majority of their tourists, but a concentrated marketing effort in Europe over the past couple years, along with the help of […]

Top 20 Green Living Bloggers of 2017

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Gotten your Green on yet?  These 20 Green Living Bloggers have certainly made me more aware of how living green can turn your life around! Reading through them can give you a tremendous feeling that if everyone did just one or two things to improve their environment, it would have a big impact on the […]

Top 25 Eco-Brokers to Know

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Today’s prospective homebuyer is not only looking for suitability in comfort and design, but is now moving toward realizing a vision for a home that is more financially prudent than ever before. Including “Green Homes” in local housing inventories is a trend that has been on the rise for years, increasing competition in the market. […]

Top 30 International Retirement Blogs in 2017

Top 30 international retirement blogs in 2017

We listed our favorite blogs about international retirement. These sites will inspire you to take action on your dreams and turn them into concrete plans.

Top 30 Most Inspiring Expat Bloggers in 2017

We have listed 30 of the most inspiring international bloggers. Bloggers in our list write about living abroad as an expat or living a traveling lifestyle.

25 Top Incredibly Talented Wedding Photographers in Costa Rica

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Are you planning a wedding in the gorgeous scenery of Costa Rica? Costa Rica is one of the top 3 destination wedding sites because of its stunning beauty, dreamy tropical beaches, modern amenities, and friendly people. Photos of your special day are priceless because they’ll bring back memories of your special day years later. Your […]

Paradise, We Have A Problem


“JUST DROPPED IN TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY CONDITION WAS IN…..” Have you been happy lately? I certainly hope so. When and why did you experience that wonderful, essential emotion? Did you solve a difficult problem, putting your life back on track? Did a situation turn out better than expected? Did you receive longed for […]

10 Things You Absolutely Need in Your New Green Home

10 Things You Absolutely Need in Your New Green Home

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for residential Green Building with the industry expected to double by then. Whether you’re building or upgrading, we explore some of the latest trends in sustainable home design so you can start prioritizing your eco-upgrades.   Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to […]

It’s a Love Shack, BABY!!

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Life is great in Costa Rica. I don’t need to tell you why. But I would like to suggest a way to make it better still. Doing for others is one of the most certain ways to increase our happiness. And there’s a lot of need and opportunity to help here in CR. People, kids, […]

10 Valuable Wedding Photography Tips You Need to Know

10 Valuable Wedding Photography Tips You Need to Know

Stunning wedding photos are a crucial part of every wedding because they will be looked at years – or even generations – later. They bring back the memories and feelings of your special day, so wedding photography is one aspect that you want to get right. Check out these 10 valuable tips to make sure […]