Costa Rica

What I Learned Working Remotely Two Months in Costa Rica

Reflecting back on all that I have learned in Costa Rica. First off is that I have the coolest boss in the world for allowing my family and me to do this. I also have the most wonderful wife for facing her fears to shake up her life and leave her comfort zone for an extended period of time. Without […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Costa Rica|5 Comments

My Spirit Animal

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to visit a sloth rescue center on our way to Puerto Viejo. First, we saw the famous sloth Buttercup and she was scratching herself at a normal speed. Not in the molasses-slow way you think a sloth would move at all. That was the start of all my preconceived notions of sloths being wrong.

Some […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

Fun Times in the Big City

I realized something about myself (not for the first time) that the people I like the most are usually those that laugh at my jokes. What is even better is when you find people that can joke along.

We had the best time going to San Jose on Monday. Harry the bird guide, my aunt Lisa and I all drove listening […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

One Month Working From Costa Rica

“Is there anything you miss from Texas?” my wife asked.

“Hmmm. Maybe Central Market. Pink Lady Apples. Cider from BJ’s.”

“So… just food.”

“Well, I would like to see my mom and brother… once again. Before I die.”

Our first month here has been amazing. I have so much more hope for the future. Getting out of your daily routines is the best thing […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

Ménage à Trois

I should start by saying my grandpa is someone I have looked up to since I was just a little lad. Not just literally. At 84 years old he can still hold himself horizontal on a pole. He is a larger life figure who has a life full of adventure.

We were in a waiting room today and there was footage […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

A Message from the Cloud

This morning, I woke up to the sound of rain. Coming from Texas where it seems to rain two weeks out of the year, I have always loved the sound. It symbolizes life and renewal.

After the rain, a mist rolled in and now I am writing to you from inside a cloud.

One of the things I have been thinking about […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

I’ve Been to the Promised Land…

We have been in Costa Rica for a week and while it is amazing I have to fight to make the time to do my day job. Between my family wanting my time and being distracted by the surroundings (both great problems to have) work is a challenge. I slacked a little during the week and had to make up […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

OMG I Love the Internet

So here I am in Costa Rica. I had to work all day but I was on a hammock on a balcony with my wife and son and a flock of hummingbirds.

At one point a small toucan landed 3 feet away from me and we just stared at each other for a little bit.

This amazing opportunity would not have been […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

Leavin’… on a Jet Plane

By this time next week, I will be living the high life in Costa Rica. Literally.

Rancho Naturalista has an elevation of between 2528 and 3850 feet according to the website and I am currently around 587 feet. Might as well be in space.

My brother was kind enough and homeless enough to agree to move in and watch our house during […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Costa Rica|0 Comments

My Promised Land

Costa Rica. The Rich Coast.

From wince, I was a wee child I have loved this wonderful country. My passport had been stamped many times before I was ten years old traveling back and forth.

I stayed in Costa Rica on the summer I turned 11 and cherish those memories to this day. When I was older my friends and I would […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Costa Rica|1 Comment