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In 2013, in her early 40’s, Jen broke free of the rat race of North America where bigger was better, and moved from Dallas, TX to Costa Rica with her husband.  She quit her artificially lit cubicle job, sold nearly everything, and left all sense of stable income behind.  

She is an Amazon best selling author of Costa Rica Chica, her first book, and has since authored three additional books: Costa Rica Chica Cookbook, Life Outside the Cubicle, and Grecia, Costa Rica.

She also runs a successful jewelry business, Costa Rica Chica Arm Candy.

Since exiting the corporate cubicle, she has learned to live a simplified but fulfilling life, valuing experiences over possessions.

UPDATE: Now it’s time for another adventure! Jen and Greg will be attempting a thru-hike of the entire Appalachian Trail (all 2,189.8 miles of it!).  You can follow them on YouTube, Instagram and their website by searching for “Appalachian Trail Tales”.  They’re journey begins March 22, 2017.

Pura vida & happy trails!


Want to hear more from me? Here’s some articles I’ve WRITTEN for some different websites/magazines:

International Living – “Is It Crazy to Retire to Costa Rica?”
Pink Pangea – “Why I Quite My Job and Moved to Costa Rica”
Costa Ballena Living – “Baring It All, Well Almost Everything”
Pink Pangea – “Permission To Publish”

Want to know more about me? Here are some article written ABOUT me and my husband:

Boston Globe – “Costa Rica Retirement Hotspot”
International Living – “Jen and Greg Retired in Their 40’s Thanks to a Simpler Life in Costa Rica”
Cheryl Howard – “Expat Living Jen Seymour In Costa Rica”
This Week In Costa Rica (Radio Interview) – “Living and Retiring in Costa Rica”
Goodie Goodie Gum Drop – “Inside A Traveler’s Walls – Jen Seymour”
International Living – “How The Seymour’s Retired at 41 and 44 in Costa Rica”

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7 Responses to About

  1. Jen,
    Loved the books, thank you! They were very enjoyable and packed with information my wife and I can use when we make our own move in a couple of years.

  2. Hi Jen
    I’ve been following your blog for sometime. I’m looking for info from someone who is living the dream in cr. My wife and I, along with our 2children are looking into relocating there. My question can a family of 4 live comfortably on 4200 per month there and still afford to put our children in a decent private school. And rent a 2/3 bedroom pool home , somewhat near the ocean ?

  3. I am Costa Rican and I wish I could get off the rat race. I only work work work work and money is never enough. I can’t remember the last time I went to the beach. damn.

  4. Jen
    Im coming to costa rica this tuesday to figure out where i want to live. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on where you like or your thoughts on the best place to live and why.
    you can call me or email me first micklmyles1@yahoo.com

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