Costa Rica Chica: Retiring Early, Simplifying My Life, & Realizing That Less Is Best
published October, 2014
Have you ever wanted to quit your job and “retire early”? Well, we did it!
My husband and I were fed up with the “more, more, more” mentality of North America, and decided to quit our jobs, sell everything and move to Costa Rica with just 9 suitcases. Why Costa Rica? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out exactly why – but overall we wanted to downsize and simplify our lives and get by on less money. See what made us consider Costa Rica in the first place, how we did it, and why we have no regrets!
There is also a bonus section with recipes and a packing list (for your move to Costa Rica!).
CLICK HERE to buy or read an excerpt on amazon (ebook $3.95, paperback $12.00).
Costa Rica Chica Cookbook: Stirring Up My Favorite North American Recipes In Costa Rica
published August, 2015
I share some of my favorite North American recipes, and more specifically, how to make them in Costa Rica. Some ingredients needed for North American dishes are not available in Costa Rica, but, no worries, I have the substitutions you need. And if you live in North America, I give you the U.S. equivalents so you can whip up these fabulous recipes in your home, too!
With the Costa Rica Chica Cookbook, I serve up a delicious spread of hearty, scrumptious food that everyone will enjoy – from breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties such as Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Tomato Basil Soup with Rustic Bread, Italian Meatballs and Thin Crust Pizza, to sweet after-dinner (or anytime) treats like Coconut Almond Candy Bars and Chocolate Truffle Balls. Easy-to-follow instructions and gorgeous color pictures for each and every recipe!
CLICK HERE to buy or read an excerpt on amazon (ebook $4.99, paperback $20.00)
LIFE OUTSIDE THE CUBICLE – Conversations with People Living Outside the Box
published June, 2016
This book is a bit different from my first two, and is about working and living outside of the box. Besides telling you my story, I also feature 8 different sets of people who are all doing crazy, wonderful things with their lives. OK – not that crazy, but definitely not your ordinary corporate-America type jobs. How would you like it if your job allowed you to live in multiple countries throughout the world? Or to travel throughout Costa Rica, writing about all the experiences you had, and making a living at it too? Or to live and work in Germany, and experience all the culture of the capital city? Or to live in the U.S. and pursue a passion that has enabled you to pay the bills, but also to meet and write about fascinating people?
So – if you’re thinking of changing your job, or shaking up your life in some manner – this book is for you! Give it a go. And then let me know what you think.
CLICK HERE to buy or read an excerpt on amazon (ebook just $2.99, paperback $9.99).
GRECIA, COSTA RICA – A Guide to the Central Valley Town of Grecia
published August, 2016
Welcome to Grecia, Alajuela – a quaint coffee-farming town in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Having lived in Grecia for over 3 years now, I discuss what you need to know if you are visiting Grecia on vacation or thinking about moving here.
Whether you want to discover a nearby coffee tour, check out one of Costa Rica’s largest volcanos (hint: Poas), shop at the local farmers’ market or just know where to go for a local cup of excellent Costa Rican coffee, this book will help you start your journey in Grecia.
This concise guide to Grecia also covers: history, transportation, grocery stores, restaurants, day trips/things to do, general information and tips, banks, medical facilities, churches, information for relocating here, and much more! I even include a bonus section of tips as to what to expect in restaurants in Grecia, or anywhere in Costa Rica, for that matter. If you are thinking about visiting (or living!) in Grecia, you need this book!
CLICK HERE to buy or read an excerpt on amazon (ebook just $2.99, paperback $6.99).
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