Sample Articles & Newsletters

Canadians Living in Costa Rica – Interview with Dave and Monica Dolezsar.

Dave says they were hoping to find “an opportunity to see life in a different way than we could in a 9-to-5 lifestyle of a modern North America city. Basically, we didn’t know what we would find, and we were looking to find something we didn’t know existed.” And, Dave adds that he wanted to learn to surf!

AARP Ranks Atenas, Costa Rica One of “The Best Places to Retire Abroad.”

When the AARP released their September/October issue entitled “Paradise Found”, which discussed the best places to retire abroad. AARP enlisted Barry Golson, an award-winning travel writer and founder of, to cover what exactly makes a destination an all-around choice for peaceful, comfortable living for the retiree.

26 Reasons To Leave The USA! Come to Costa Rica!

For the vast majority of people who already live in the United States of America and a big percentage of people who dream of moving to the U.S., the overall perception and the reality of life in the U.S. are two very different things.

Small Arms Training in Costa Rica

It was the first time in many years that I sat down to eat lunch with a group of people all armed to the teeth with revolvers and pistols of every kind…

Costa Rica’s Chicken Whisperer Jessa York

If you think chickens are dumb think again. Chickens by nature are curious and will check things out. It didn’t take long and the old hens had it pegged. After a lot of pecking order for the best and highest spots, everybody settled into their places.

Hummingbirds of Costa Rica – Free video

If you look carefully, you can even see the tiny hummingbird mites walking up and down the bill of the hummingbird at around the … mark… They jump onto the bill as it feeds and try to shelter in the nostrils, different flowers have different mites and their tough job is to identify the correct flower on the next trip so that they can jump off…

Costa Rica Living – The complexities of moving a marriage

Any expat couple who has watched their life’s treasures being wrapped and double wrapped for protection during a relocation would do well to stop for a moment and wonder: why is their relationship – which is also being transferred – not being equally safeguarded against breakage?

Journey to the Cabecar Indigenous Reservation

This was an important journey, important to me because I can not make this trip, important to her because it expanded her world, her mind, and I knew she could do it. It is also important that you learn about our rural Indigenous. This was probably her most challenging adventure yet, I knew it would be pushing her envelope but I left that part out when sharing the opportunity with her.

The Light You See At The End Of The Tunnel Is The Front Of An Oncoming Train.

“If you think the “terrorist threat” in America
warrants a domestic armed force of this size,
you are out of your mind. This force has been
assembled to deal with starving and homeless
people in the streets of America.”

Racist, Hate Filled Israeli Rabbi Dies At Aged 93 With Gushing Obituary In Local Costa Rica Newspaper. Apart from gays and lesbians, Palestinians, Arabs and all non-Jews which is 98% of the global population, he loved everybody!

I must confess to being a little puzzled as to why La Nacion- a newspaper published in the predominantly Catholic nation of Costa Rica – published the obituary of the “venerated” but ultra-racist Jew, the Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on 8th October 2013.

Retirement in San Ramon, Costa Rica: Real lives and real perspectives from San Ramon

I moved to Costa Rica in 2006 and have settled into a comfortable life in San Ramón, enjoying the many friends I have made, the less stressful pace of life, and of course, the terrific climate and numerous outdoor activities.

Costa Rica’s Invisible People: The Cabécar

There is no mistaking this, Costa Rica has many beautiful men and women, but when we think of the Costa Rican population most of us, including most Ticos/as, don’t normally consider the high cheek-boned, burnished skin beauty of the various indigenous people of this land.

Real Estate Investor’s Market Update For Atenas. July 2013. The little town that AARP ranks as one of “The Best Places to Retire Abroad.”

By the end of 2012 our inventory was depleted to almost pre-crisis levels (I am referring to the economic crisis that had a huge impact on the United States and Europe), a time when properties were seemingly being sold by the dozen.

How Martial Law In America Will Affect You

Martial law occurs when the military or militarized law enforcement replaces civilian authorities in order to impose military rule during an emergency. Civil liberties are suspended.

Fishing in Costa Rica: An insiders guide to sport fishing in Playas del Coco with free video.

The fishing tradition has never been lost and is now stronger than ever. While still maintaining a small commercial fleet, the real action in Playas del Coco is with the Sport Fisherman.