Living Longer in Costa Rica

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Is it possible to live much longer than we already do? In the majority of the developed world, life expectancy has increased throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and generally sits at around eighty years across both sexes. However, it appears to have topped out and is now trending back downwards. Dan Buettner is a […]

Have you seen…?

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As I look across the Ojochal valley to the southern mountain range, Costa Rica never ceases to dazzle me. Most visit Costa Rica for its awesome, jawdropping beauty. Few are disappointed. But most miss an astonishing aspect of that wonderful experience: the very capacity that makes any beauty, any experience even possible. They miss the […]

Living Healthier and Longer in Costa Rica – Blue Zones

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There are approximately five known “Blue Zones” in the world, and Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is the largest! The earth’s diverse “Blue Zones” are a well-documented phenomena. These are unique geographic locations where human beings live measurably longer and healthier lives. The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is no exception, and happens to feature the […]

Entry/Exit Rules – While Awaiting Approval on your Residency Application

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For any questions you have about Residency Application click here to contact Laura Gutierrez For some ex-pats prone to wishful thinking or perhaps vulnerable to barstool advice, ignorance and confusion abounds about requirements when entering Costa Rica while awaiting approvals on residency applications. While applicants are awaiting approvals on their submitted applications for Costa Rica […]

Is Your Head a “Safe Space”?

Much attention has been given to current college students’ demands for “safe spaces” – areas where they are protected from uncomfortable ideas, concepts, philosophies, and opinions expressed by others. What those students are demanding is freedom from being exposed to new external thoughts, concepts, ideas; things that dispute, and even defy, what those students internally […]

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.