International Coffee Day

I was (pleasantly) surprised to notice/discover that today is International Coffee Day! In honor of the day, I thought I'd just post a quick picture of some coffee, fresh off of the coffee plant! When the seeds are red like that, they're ready to be picked and processed (which is a fairly long process in and of itself). But that's a story for another day. In the meantime, if you'd like to see more pictures of coffee, you can check out my album here. Thanks for reading, and thanks to our lovely Read more [...]

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 [...]

Berlín de San Ramón From The Air!

This is probably a bit self-indulgent, but I was really excited when I took my most recent flight out of Costa Rica. Sure, my baby was flying for the first time, but I also saw my house from the plane! I don't want to get too detailed about which house is ours, but it is there. The reason I'm keeping it "semi-secret" is because one time when we were on vacation in China our house got robbed, so I also avoid saying beforehand when we're going to be out of town. Still, it's pretty cool to see your Read more [...]