Merry Christmas

Feliz Navidad Frohe Weihnachten Joyeaux Noël I can not think of a better place to be with my family this holiday. Adios, Costa Rica!

Travelling with Kids

Over the last 10 years, I have travelled quite bit with my kids. In the beginning the advice that I received was spotty at best. I would google “travelling with kids” and various suggestions would pop up as well as the usual suspects: games, snacks and smiles for those around us. As we are about…

Coffee

As you are sipping your morning coffee or late afternoon espresso, these shots will bring you closer to where those gorgeous beans came from.

Ok, it’s Heaven … and This Time I Mean It

Sierpe, a tiny little village on the edge of the Rio Sierpe, as it’s know to the locals. The boat was ready to leave at 11, but as we are now so very “pura vida”, we were ourselves running “late”. Parking the car, we met Isaac, the driver of our water taxi, as well the…

Vamos a la PLAYA!

Remember the old game at Chuck E. Cheese? Remember “Whack a Mole” and the hours of fun and coins it would gobble up? Well, a new game has been discovered on the Playa. Whack a Crab! Hours of fun with loads of sand digging and running between crab holes in order to capture … a…

Typico Sodita, Por Favor

Finding that small, local “soda” (little restaurant) is not difficult in Costa Rica but finding a Sodita (a mini Soda with only two tables or so) is tougher for sure. When stumbling upon one, it’s like discovering a gem. “La Unica” opened 8 months ago and serves typical Costa Rican food. There is not much…

In the Jungle

This ad is fantastic and sums up why Costa Rica is one of the best places to visit. I mean, which jungle would you rather be in? The answer is clear I think. And you know I watched the video about 100 times with the kids and they giggled every time they watched it. Pura…

Heaven on Earth

There is a reason Costa Rica keeps calling my name. The rainbows are actually only one of many reasons: the people, the landscape, the weather, the stray dogs (which are also crazy friendly), the everything that is this amazing country all make this place the most beautiful spot I’ve ever been to. Pura Vida.

Nikolaus war Da!

Yes, here I am feeling a bit Deutsch early this morning as Nikolaus came by the house at midnight last night. The kids were responsible for cleaning up their shoes last night and did a fantastic job with the help of our babysitter and friend, Rosa. The man and I were our last night at…