Hello and Happy Canada Day! It has been a while since our last post.

The last couple of months have been quiet here on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. I have mentioned this before and it still bears out to be true. This type of travel is just living. It is not daily or even weekly wild adventures into the unknown. It is daily activities that allow one to understand, just a little bit, what it is like to live in an area full time. That does not mean it has been without it’s trials, but that is all part of the adventure.


My firefighter friends will cringe at this. With the help of a good friend I learned how to repair gas valves with pliers and WD40

I am writing this post as we look back on 4 months in this beautiful location. I am sad that we are leaving, yet I’m super excited about the next step in our lives. But, one thing at a time.

The greatest gift of travel is the friends made in the locales you visit. This man is a saint.


Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica has turned out to be more than we ever could have dreamed of. The locals as well as the expat community have been welcoming and incredibly helpful. One of the serendipities of spending extended time in a community is the opportunity to get to know the locals. Between mending fences, repairing gas regulators (that one would make my firefighting friend shudder), yard work, and of course looking after Omber we have kept ourselves reasonably busy. We would not have been able to handle a lot of these issues without the advice and assistance of the good friends we have made here.



In addition to adding yoga to our weekly routine we found out just how prolific certain plants can be. Every day we were picking up just shy of 20 litres of seeds.


A daily collection of almond seeds


The proliferation of wildlife left us speechless. We saw more wildlife wander through our yard every day than we would see most weekends camping in the wilderness at home. At times it was truly difficult to comprehend.


This fellow was walking across our living room floor.


The reason we were able to experience this wonderful setting.

I am truly sad about leaving Costa Rica. It is an amazing country with a depth of diversity that is inconsistant with its size. So with a heavy heart I say, hasta luego Costa Rica

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

10 comments on “Saying Goodbye

  1. I get freaked out if a spider crosses the living room floor, not sure how I’d react if it was a scorpion instead!

  2. Great pics!!

    Sun 🌴 Palm Trees



  3. Kevin pattison

    You two are a inspiration.
    Moving through life with ease and peace.
    Love it
    Kev & Karin

  4. lindsaychichester

    Where are you guys off to next?

  5. Thanks

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