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This website offers ONLY our perspective and experience
living abroad, raising a family while starting a business in Atenas, COSTA RICA
...a little about us:)
We consider ourselves a young family, only because of the age of our children. After working 20 years for the same company, growing weary of the negativity around us, and having to set appointments for our children to play with friends, we started soul searching for an avenue to a better, less complicated way of life. We are from the great state of Texas and still proud to be Texans, but we are adventurous and love to travel so we started talking about an international move. We searched for family oriented places that were safe and offered a good quality of life, focusing our attention on Latin America. With a little inspiration from International Living Magazine and plenty of our own due diligence, Costa Rica showed much promise, boasting a reputation for being the HAPPIEST COUNTRY ON EARTH.
We noticed, during our research, there were plenty of articles and websites writing about the quintessential retiree, but not enough information about expats with children, where to go, what to do; since we can’t spend all day drinking margaritas on the beach. This website was spawned from the lack of information for families, like us, looking for new experience and a lifestyle change. We will document our experiences in an effort to help other families, like us, and anyone else considering this great adventure we have embarked upon. We encourage you to send comments, questions and photos, and join our BLOG, for positive bloggers only:)