In 2013, in her early 40’s, Jen broke free of the rat race of North America where bigger was better, and moved 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 also runs a growing jewelry business (including latest line of hiking jewelry!) at Costa Rica Chica Arm Candy.
On September 16, 2017, Jen and Greg summited Mount Katahdin in Maine, finishing their thru-hike of the entire Appalachian Trail! This was a culmination of 179 days of hiking 2,189.8 miles that started on Springer Mountain, Georgia. They documented their thru-hike and continue to blog/video on these sites: Chica and Sunsets and YouTube channel.
Her philosophy is “work to live; don’t live to work” and “chase adventure, not the dollar.”
Don’t stop making new adventures! Pura vida & happy trails!
Want to HEAR more from Jen? Here’s some articles she’s 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 Jen? Here are some article written ABOUT Jen and her husband, Greg:
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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