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A Visit to Historic Old San Juan

One of the benefits of living in the Miami area is the ability to fly to a plethora of destinations for fairly cheap. With Miami International just twenty minutes away and Fort Lauderdale just up the road, it’s easy to find spur of the moment deals. And since our time in Miami Beach is limited, […]

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Samara Tree House Inn

When Brenda and I are talking with people seeking recommendations for Costa Rica, one of the places we frequently suggest is Samara. It’s a quaint, unpretentious village on the pacific coast with a wonderful beach and community. Its central location in the Nicoya peninsula affords you the opportunity to explore other areas in addition to […]

What Is Old Can Be Made New

Here is an update on our circa 1936 condo in Miami Beach. Some are aware of what Brenda and I have been going through for the past year and a half but for those that aren’t, the best explanation is that our place was literally falling apart from the outside in. It all started roughly […]

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You Had Me At Hello

Last year, Brenda and I decided to give it one more try in regard to finding a place in Costa Rica to call home for a while. It’s odd deciding to move to a different country yet not knowing where you will live. Our dilemma has been that we’ve enjoyed every place, but were hoping […]

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The Best-laid Plans of Mice and Men…

  It’s hard to believe that the last post was almost two years ago. I know it’s a cliche but time certainly goes by way too fast. Our last entry was a summary of places we had been in 2017 with high expectations for a new year. We had just returned from an impromptu trip […]

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A Year in Review: The Past, The Present, The Future

As the memories of 2017 start to slowly fade away and the anticipation of a new year begins to build, I thought it would be a good time to reflect a bit on some of our travel experiences from last year. It’s no secret that Brenda and I love to travel and that it is […]

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Joglo Tree House. A Taste of Bali in Costa Rica

Brenda and I have a habit of trying to match destinations with accommodations. Usually when we travel, we are trying to find a location and a place to stay that matches up with our personalities. We aren’t that interested in an all-inclusive style resort in an overwhelmingly touristy area. But it’s almost impossible to avoid […]

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Costa Rica Part 3: Well That Was Different

Well that was different. To be honest, I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Brenda and I had a game plan as mentioned in a previous post regarding our objectives for this trip, but so much occurred during our time in Costa Rica that I’m not sure what the take away is. […]

The Women In Our Lives

Back in 1995 Brenda and I decided to take our first real vacation. We were approaching our ten year anniversary and wanted to celebrate by traveling somewhere other than northern Wisconsin. We married young, and like a lot of young couples struggled a bit financially. At that stage in our lives travel was still a […]

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The search for a home: Part 2

A few months ago I posted about our upcoming trip back to Costa Rica. The last one in September was still fresh and Brenda and I knew we needed to start planning our next visit. I wrote about how this was going to be more research and exploration, than vacation. We are hoping that one […]