I Love You, Costa Rica

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I think it’s no secret that I love Costa Rica.  Here are just a handful of things I love about this great country: 

The gorgeous central valley, as viewed from my patio (and yes, this is a Poinsettia TREE)!
Coffee fields everywhere!

How friendly the ticos are!

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A Year In Review – 2015

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Hello friends and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!  

I was just looking at all my pictures from this past year, 2015, and realized it was a pretty darn good year, with a bit of heart ache as well…  Here’s a little recap for you:

January marked our 20th anniversary, and we celebrated it in a big way by renewing our wedding vows in Manuel Antonio:

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JEN’S PACK LIST FOR MOVE TO COSTA RICA

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Yep, that’s us with our 9 suitcases in the driveway of Greg’s folks house in Dallas, right before we headed out to the airport to fly to Costa Rica on June 17, 2013.

So, what exactly did we pack in those 9 suitcases?  Well, I’m here to tell you.  This has actually been requested of me several times, and I just finally got around to doing it (thanks Dee Dee for your nudge the other day!)  Although I did an earlier form of this list in the back of my book Costa Rica Chica, this post will be more detailed and itemized.

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Sunscreen and Bug Spray for Costa Rica

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So you’re coming to Costa Rica – either for a vacation, or (get back Jack) to MOVE here.
You want to know about the sun and the bugs.

Well, I’m here to tell you – the sun is pretty potent in Costa Rica.
We are only 10 degrees North of the Equator, after all, my friends!

You know what that means. The sun will be more intense here in Costa Rica,
no matter what you are used to in the States.

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Costa Rica Chica’s Favorite Things – 2014 Christmas Gift Guide

Oprah is not the only one who can have a “Favorite Things” list.  And I have a LOT of favorite things…  Yes, yes, I’ve simplified my life and all – but you can’t expect me to give up everything, can you?

Here’s a list of my Favorite Things this year, and a Christmas Gift Guide for you all,
in no particular order (well, except for #1…):

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