Moving On

 Posted by on November 30, 2019  Personal, Relocation to Costa Rica, Stories  No Responses »
Nov 302019
 

The below article was written on March 7, 2019 and not posted until November 30, 2019 I hear from people who tell me that they have read my entire blog. I find this difficult to believe. When I started blogging (I think this was around 2003), it was recommended that blog articles be around 1,000 words long. Since that time the attention span of readers

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Dec 032015
 
The Magic of Costa Rica - Rainy Season versus Dry

Before moving to Costa Rica in 1999, my family and I had lived in Colorado for the previous 20 years. We lived in the gorgeous Aspen valley. There was one busy season there at that time: winter. Aspen was known as a ski town and that was why people went there. Us locals didn’t really understand why summers there were the “low” season. Summer there

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Nov 222015
 
A Morning in "The Zone"

At this writing, we are in the later stages of the rainy season here in the zone. Its a bit of a paradox why the rainy season here is called the “low” season. For those of us that live here, it is one of the nicest times of the year. There are flowers out like crazy, the climate is only perfect AND, there aren’t that

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Mar 262015
 
All About Costa Rica's Southern Pacific Zone

When discussing The Zone, those of us who live here effortlessly refer to a property’s relation to the nearest town. For visitors and prospective buyers of property in The Zone, they are ofttimes left wondering just where the heck we are actually talking about. This article will help to familiarize the reader with the lay of the land here in The Zone and to understand

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Feb 122015
 
Vegan Lifestyle in the Zone - Question From Reader

Preamble:┬áthis article is my response to question I received from one of this blog’s readers. Its a bit unusual, but I see it as demonstrating a growing interest in The Zone – wellness – in its many forms. This one is specifically “vegan”, but the principles apply to all aspects of wellness. Tinamastes is mentioned quite a bit. This is a high-altitude (relative to Costa

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Aug 202014
 
The Costa Rica Expat Scene

“Myopic” would probably best describe this post. The vantage that I have of the Costa Rica expat scene will be purely autobiographical, what I have seen and some of what I have heard in my 16+ years of living full time in Costa Rica both as a father of a family of 5, an Internet marketer and a realtor. When we made the move to

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Aug 052014
 
Virtual Fly Over of Costa Rica's Pacific Side

This is a typical response that I send to inquirers who have hit our main website, www.propertiesincostarica.com, and who seem to know that Costa Rica is where they want to live. They have gone through the site which is admittedly not organized by the “where” of the listings. It is simply a site of available properties in Costa Rica, much as the name suggests. The

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Aug 042014
 
Should you Move to Costa Rica?

First Steps – Study & Visit I just received the following from a childhood friend from Davis California that has now made a couple visits to Costa Rica. I felt like his questions and my response to them would be useful to a good portion of my readers. He wrote: I’m very interested in your comments about your life in Costa Rica and your take

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Nov 162013
 
Big Interest in Moving to Costa Rica

Traveling around the US, the interest in Costa Rica that I encounter is universal. While talking with visitors to Costa Rica, we frequently hear: “everybody is talking about Costa Rica. It’s a real buzz-word in (wherever they are from”. This they say to a guy while there in Costa Rica – to a guy that lives in Costa Rica – while they are discussing the possibility of moving to Costa Rica. Hmmmm, are these statements truly unbiased and objective? My recent travels around parts of the States answers these questions.

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Interested in Costa Rica real estate as an investment. They primarily live somewhere else, but they own property in Costa Rica for the asset appreciation potential as well as possible rental income. Some just buy and hold (land-bank). For developed properties, the investor has a vacation home to visit as desired.

Migrators spend a regular amount of time in Costa Rica during each year.

Re-locators are those that are looking to move to Costa Rica from wherever they are. They will live full-time in Costa Rica.