Tag Archives: Redesign

Simplifying in Costa Rica: Smaller House

When we first moved to Costa Rica, Kathia, one of the international family liaisons at the children’s school, showed us  4 different houses.  We fell in love with  Ana Victoria’s house though it was at the high end of the … Continue reading

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Redesigning Pura Vida Familia: Update

We are back!  We spent 10 glorious days in Brazil’s Pantanal region.  The purpose of our trip was for Chris to scout it out as a potential spot to lead wildlife photo tours and for all of us to see … Continue reading

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Redesigning Pura Vida Familia: Update

As I posted recently, my blog is undergoing a major overhaul.  Last week, Caelan and I brainstormed about the content map for the new website.  This week, he is working on the Pura Vida logo.  The whole process is new … Continue reading

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Reflections of Pura Vida in Pictures

These are pictures in my files that conjure up the meaning of Pura Vida for me.  Enjoy.   Share a picture of that reflects what Pura Vida means to you in the comments below. Pura Vida!

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Redesigning Pura Vida!

Hello Friends! Over the next few months, I will be redesigning this website with the guidance of fellow Costa Rican expat and Pura Vida “tocayo”, Caelan Huntress.  Bear with me as this site goes through multiple changes.  The end-product will … Continue reading

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Take the Pura Vida Challenge!

I the previous post, I blogged about what Pura Vida means.  It is a commonly used phrase in Costa Rica, but it also epitomizes the positive attitude of Tico culture. You don’t need to live in Costa Rica to live … Continue reading

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Reflections on Living Without a Car

The kids don’t fear to speak to me…. When my family and I head into town to go to the market or a restaurant or run errands, we spend the time talking.  Since I no longer turn into Traffic Mama, … Continue reading

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What Do I Do With All My Stuff?

So you have decided to move abroad.  You chose your destination, arranged your finances accordingly, and gave your boss 2 weeks notice….or in my case I told him 6 months in advance that I was moving to another country.  Academic … Continue reading

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Reflections on Moving Abroad and Being an Expat

“You’re an expatriate. You’ve lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, … Continue reading

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What Does the Expat Need to Know Before Moving Abroad?

In June 2013, I sold my house and cars, quit my job, and moved to a small town in the highlands of Costa Rica with my husband and 2 children.  As exciting and glamorous as it sounds, I also found … Continue reading

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