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Weekend Chats: Heart in the Hills

Weekend Chats: Heart in the Hills

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. -Max Ehrmann from his poem Desiderata In the summer of 2009, amidst all the hustle of New York City, I met Amy. We were both there for a class, Broadway and Beyond. We spent seven days in the […]

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Liz in front of a Swiss inspired hotel in Costa Rica

Weekend Chats: Living the Expat Life

Many people meet their friends at work and that is where I met Liz. Interestingly, we didn’t really start getting to know each other until the last few months we worked together. It has been nearly five years since then, but we are still friends and in contact regularly. A fact a little surprising for

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Arenal Volcano

Hiking Arenal Volcano

Hiking a volcano was not on my bucket list, but it should be on yours! My entire goal for my last trip to Costa Rica was to see a sloth, which I did and wrote about earlier, but who can say no to, “Do you want to hike a volcano?” Well, I can’t. Clouds hung

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Kayaking on the water

My Inaugural Kayaking Trip

Paddle, paddle, paddle – wipe, wipe, wipe – was my mantra during my first kayaking trip. It was my cousin’s idea that we should start kayaking and I am always up for trying something new, especially if it involves the outdoors and exercise. An added bonus is that it is a water activity. Because of

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Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall

Costa Rica is a magical place. One full of wondrous sites and animals. I spoke about the magic in this post and my search for one of its native animals in this post. Now, let’s chat about a waterfall. When you visit here, you will immediately be introduced to the saying Pura vida, or Pure

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