Tico-ish Episode 6 – Perfect Gifts for Gringos and Ticos

Hello again! I've been traveling out of Costa Rica for the last month or so, so I guess I really have been a Costa Rica Outsider of late. I've been pretty busy, but I have found a bit of time to record a new episode of Tico-ish with my friend Christa from Pura Vida Moms! You can check it out here: This episode is all about gifts. We talk about what kinds of things we take to give to people when we're visiting the US or Costa Rica. So if you're considering a trip to Costa Rica and you'll be staying Read more [...]

Tico-ish Episode 4: The Best Places in La Fortuna

Update 2016-07-30: We mentioned several places in the video. Since I wrote this post, Christa wrote more information about her favorite places to eat in La Fortuna, and I wrote this post about Kalambu, the hot springs water park I mentioned in the video. Thanks! This week on Tico-ish Christa from Pura Vida Moms and I decided to talk about one of our favorite places to visit in Costa Rica: La Fortuna! It's also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country for both domestic and Read more [...]

Shopping in Costa Rica – A New Episode of Tico-ish

Hi everyone! I've got some good news: the new episode of Tico-ish is up! In it, Christa from Pura Vida Moms and I talk about shopping in Costa Rica. I also have some great news: with my new headphones, the audio on my side doesn't sound like I recorded it in a garbage can on the moon! Finally, there's a bit of bad news: you still have to deal with my voice. And I guess you'll have to continue to deal with my voice until we acquire the technology to give me a clear, better-sounding, more-powerful Read more [...]

Tico-ish Episode 1 – A New Video Series!

I'm very pleased to announce that my friend Christa and I have started a new video series called "Tico-ish." She's the mind behind Pura Vida Moms, a great new website about parenting, Costa Rica, and bilingualism, among other topics. Yep, that's me on the right and no, I don't know what happened. She and I are both high school friends that ended up marrying Costa Ricans from the same town. She and her husband live in Denver and I live here in Costa Rica with my wife. In the series we'll be Read more [...]