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 [...]

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 [...]

Costa Rica Isn’t Puerto Rico!? (Plus Four Other Useful Tips)

If you're planning a trip to Costa Rica, or even if you're just curious about the country, there are a few things that you should know before you come here. Here's a crash course in the top five important things to know about Costa Rica that came to my mind as I wrote this: 1. Costa Rica is not Puerto Rico. This is a controversial point, but no matter how much you try to insist on this issue, you'll notice that the normally easygoing Costa Ricans won't budge on this matter. With this fact also Read more [...]