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Zancudo, BBQ and Flowers Galore

Our last week in Costa Rica was packed full of visiting old and new friends and creating memories to last a lifetime. No trip to the Southern Zone of Costa Rica is not complete without a visit to Zancudo Beach.  Zancudo is a beautiful small beach town situated on a...

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Zancudo, BBQ and Flowers Galore
Costa Rica

Golfito

Now, almost three weeks after our trip I finally found the time to sit down behind my computer and write and share more pictures about our experiences in Costa Rica.  Golfito has always felt like a second home, with views like this you can understand why.  Golfito...

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Golfito
Costa Rica

The CR Adventure Continues

After leaving Arenal we headed to the Nicoya Peninsula to visit Nosara and Samara. We saw several HUGE cows along the way in the countryside. When we travel we try to stay off the beaten path, away from “touristy” places and especially all-inclusive hotels (not our...

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The CR Adventure Continues
Costa Rica

Costa Rica Adventure

After a two-year hiatus from Costa Rica we were excited to be returning.  We had fun organizing and planning our trip, especially since we were going to be exploring new areas of the country that we had never visited before. We drove to the States and had a quick...

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Costa Rica Adventure
Mexico

A WHALE Of A Good Time

I am still on a natural "high" from our whale watching adventure; it was a WHALE of a trip.  3 cars, 8 women and 1 awesome chaperone headed to Ojo De Liebre Lagoon which is located in Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, which is 5 hours south of us in San Quintin....

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A WHALE Of A Good Time
Mexico

Kayaking and Fishing and Whales, Oh My!

Kayaking was super fun with these ladies on Friday in San Quintin Bay, which is right in our backyard.  It was my first time to kayak and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and wondered why I had not taken advantage of my beautiful surroundings before, then I...

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Kayaking and Fishing and Whales, Oh My!
Mexico

Winter Beach Day

The weather was fantastic yesterday, the sun was out and there was almost no wind, so a drive to the beach was a no-brainer.  We finally got to see Mr. Beefy, the catamaran that was beached late last year after a storm.  I saw before pictures of this boat and it...

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Winter Beach Day
Mexico

Holidays in San Quintin

December brought cold weather to the Pacific side of Baja. We got back from Loreto and had to break out the comforters and quilts. I love this one that Dave's Grandma made for him so many years ago. It reads, "Grandma Cole loves David 1976".  Such a sweet keepsake...

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Holidays in San Quintin
Mexico

Mision Nuestra Señora De Loreto

Our casita was just 2 blocks from the historic town square where they had shops, restaurants, museums and an old Mission. Mision Nuestra Señora De Loreto, was the first mission of the Californias and was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries.  The wood ceiling...

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Mision Nuestra Señora De Loreto
Mexico

San Javier Mission

We drove to the San Javier Mission, which is officially called Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó is the second oldest mission and construction of this beautiful stone church building began in 1744 and took 14 years to complete. We were told that this...

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San Javier Mission
Mexico

Coronado Island and San Basilio

I have a deep love for Baja Sur, it has captivated me and stirred something deep in my soul.  If I did not have more “adventuring” to do in my life, this is where I would want to live.  Today was amazing as we got to experience Baja Sur from the ocean, aboard our...

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Coronado Island and San Basilio
Mexico

Loreto

We had a layback drive from Mulege to Loreto and took a little under 2 hours.  Loreto is a charming town, with a combination of old-world charm and architecture and modern hotels and restaurants.  Although there are a large number of expats, it does not feel like a...

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Loreto
Mexico

On the Road Again….Back to Baja Sur

Campo life can get tiring, I feel like we have been camping since we arrived almost a year ago.  We decided to take a road trip and explore Loreto for a few weeks. We knew we could make the drive to Loreto in one long day, but we decided to break the drive up a bit...

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On the Road Again….Back to Baja Sur
Mexico

Sea Caves, Sand Dunes and Shipwrecks

Yesterday, we headed north for another Baja adventure.  We were in search of sea caves, but unfortunately the beach was closed off and we couldn’t reach them because of a huge dredging/construction project. Luckily that trip wasn't a total waste as we got to see a...

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Sea Caves, Sand Dunes and Shipwrecks
Mexico

Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

When researching Baja, we heard that in some places it would snow.  This blew my mind as when I envisioned Baja I thought of warm desert, and snow was the last thing I would associate with Baja.  This obviously intrigued me and I had to find out more.  Sierra de...

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Sierra de San Pedro Mártir
Mexico

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

We lost our best friend this week. It has been said that no amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat. Miles came into our home 7 years ago as a kitten, barely 3 months old.  It was love at first sight for both of Dave and I.  Miles had an instant...

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Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy
Mexico

Ocean Is My Potion

“Ocean is my potion I need vitamin sea, so if you’re trying to find me, head on down to the beach” – Mishka There is something about the ocean air, sounds of the waves crashing, and walking barefoot in the sand that recharges my soul.  Here are a few pictures from...

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Ocean Is My Potion
Mexico

Summer in San Quintin

Campo Lorenzo has 5 full time residents. The part timers come in waves, some come only a few weeks a year and others come for the summer to escape the heat of Baja Sur.  It got pretty lonely here with only 5 full time residents in winter/spring and we were...

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Summer in San Quintin
Mexico

Fishing

Before moving to Baja, we heard amazing stories of huge fish to be caught in the ocean, we quickly learned that the “epic” fishing days are over because of overfishing by long liners.  Despite the challenges we did have some amazing fish days catching tuna, bonito,...

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Fishing
Mexico

All Good Things Must Come To An End

“Sunrise, there’s a fire in the sky.  Never been so happy. Never felt so high.  And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise”.  –Zac Brown Our vacation has quickly come to an end and we are cherishing our last sunrise in Baja Sur.  The Sea of Cortez...

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All Good Things Must Come To An End
Mexico

More Exploring

We had heard that when driving in Baja Sur to watch out for animals on the road. I was imagining that there might be a stray cow or stray horse, but what we happened to encounter were burros, goats and cows. I really didn’t mind that type of traffic jam, it...

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More Exploring
Mexico

Exploring Baja Sur

We decided to take a side road trip and explore the rest of Baja Sur.  We were able to visit Mulege, Loreto, La Paz, Los Barriles, Todos Santos and Cabo.  It was a whirlwind of a trip, but we saw so many sights. Enjoy pictures from each location.    ...

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Exploring Baja Sur
Mexico

Early Morning Beauty

Life is a journey, not a race.  Slow down.  Enjoy the view.  Relax. Take a breath, and let it happen.  After a life of go, go, go…the slowing down part has been the hardest for us.  But watching the amazing sunrises sure does help. The sunrises in Baja Sur on the...

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Early Morning Beauty
Mexico

Around Town

San Bruno is a small town with approximately 600 people. There are only a few little convenient stores and no restaurants.  We enjoyed the small town feel, but looked forward to weekends when San Lucas Cove, would open their restaurant for dinner and live music...

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Around Town
Mexico

Bahia Conception

Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty all at once. About 30 minutes south of San Bruno is Bahia Conception and some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.  We visited El Requeson, Playa Santispac, Playa El Burro, Playa...

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Bahia Conception
Mexico

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía is a port city about 20 minutes north of where we are staying.  Santa Rosalía boasts French influence, particularly in its architecture (lots of red roofs). A French company, El Boleo founded the town in 1884 and mined copper until they closed the...

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Santa Rosalía
Mexico

We Made It!

We got on the road early yesterday and had to make the 434 mile or roughly 700 KM journey.  We were warned of the road conditions, especially a 200 mile stretch between Cataviña and Guerrero Negro where we had heard stories of accidents, tires popping, axles...

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We Made It!
Mexico

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Mulege We Go

Right now it is windy season in San Quintin.  We were told that there was a little wind similar to Santa Ana winds here during the months of February – June.  We have both experienced Santa Ana winds and didn’t think too much about it.  Windy season is better...

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Mulege We Go
Mexico

Miles

Miles the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat…. Miles is our (almost) 7-year-old tan, black and white tabby.  He has blessed our lives since he was 3 months old.  He is lovable, mischievous, vocal and very bossy.  We joke that he is part cat, part toddler and part...

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Miles
Mexico

Everyday is Taco Tuesday

I have a love for street food, especially tacos.  In Baja they don’t have “Taco Tuesday”, they don’t need to because every day of the week you can get awesome and cheap tacos.  Tacos are sold from stalls, small trucks, under umbrellas, on carts on the side of the...

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Everyday is Taco Tuesday
Mexico

RV Life

We were so used to go, go, go…that it's taking time for us to adjust to slow, slow, slow.  Whether it is with each other, with frustrating Campo projects, motorhome problems, the windy season, our patience is constantly being tested.  However, we purposely left the...

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RV Life
Mexico

Meet Shito and Bruno

The rush was now on to downsize our 1700 SF house and to get rid of everything that would not fit in a motorhome.  We knew we did not want to get a storage unit as we had heard of so many people storing  their items and paying rent on a storage unit for years and...

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Meet Shito and Bruno
Mexico

First Stop – San Quintin

The first stop on our journey in Baja is Bahia de San Quintin (not to be confused with San Quentin), which is located approximately 200 miles south of the Tijuana border on the Pacific Ocean side.  It is a small agricultural town that grows a myriad of vegetables...

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First Stop – San Quintin
Mexico

Embracing the Detour

We've done it!  We closed the doors to our business, gave away almost everything we own and have moved to Baja California, Mexico. After years of working 7 days a week, we found ourselves burnt out and we decided that spiritual, mental and physical health are more...

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Embracing the Detour
Costa Rica

Bye Bye Costa Rica

We drove to San Jose for a few days before flying home. We are tired and have the end-of-vacation-blues.  We really don't want to go home and back to all the stresses that life and owning a business offer. We can see the airport from our hotel room.  As I stare out...

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Bye Bye Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Back To Paradise

We are towards the end of our trip and decided that there is nowhere else we would rather spend the last few days of our trip than in Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio has no shortage of gorgeous views of the ocean, a fabulous jungle setting, beautiful sunsets, a wide...

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Back To Paradise
Costa Rica

Pavones

We just spent a very relaxing few days in Pavones, which is a small surf town that is very "casual", if you wear anything more than your bathing suit and flip flops you are over-dressed.  Pavones is about two hours south of Golfito and  known for having the second...

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Pavones
Costa Rica

This Town Is Our Town

The Go Go's have a song called “This Town”. The lyrics go, This town is our town, this town so glamorous. Golfito is anything but glamorous, but for some reason we associate this song with Golfito.  Dave loves to refer to Golfito as “a dirty little port town" and...

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This Town Is Our Town
Costa Rica

Bird-Brained

Our time in Golfito is coming to a close. Time seems to fly by so quickly while we are on vacation, but we have had some much needed rest, relaxation and fun!   Any vacation in Costa Rica includes mosquito, no-see-um chigger and occasionally a spider bite. The bugs...

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Bird-Brained
Costa Rica

Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the river and through the woods (jungle), to San Vito we go.  San Vito is a small mountain town that is close to Panama and was founded by Italians in 1952. We woke up this morning ready to get in the car and go exploring and get out of the heat.  San Vito was...

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Over the River and Through the Woods
Costa Rica

What a Wonderful World

It is hard to be in Costa Rica and not appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. One of our favorite songs is What A Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong.  It is hard not to sing the lyrics to that song while enjoying the beauty that surrounds us.  "I see skies of...

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What a Wonderful World
Costa Rica

Sunsets and Hammocks Make Me Happy

Sunsets and hammocks make me happy.   Oh yeah, and a good chicken dinner too. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.  The food here is so fresh. The vegetables, the fruit, the meat, everything. It gives new meaning to "organic" and "farm to table". Friends make me happy...

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Sunsets and Hammocks Make Me Happy
Costa Rica

Golfito

We arrived in Golfito a few days ago, which is located on the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, about an hour north of Panama. The drive is always amazing with views of the ocean and lush green jungle, thanks to all the rain the southern zone gets every year.  This...

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Golfito
Costa Rica

Last Day in Manuel Antonio

This has been our setting for breakfast this whole week, it has been a great way to start each morning with gorgeous views of the jungle while being able to see and hear birds singing and monkeys calling.  It is dry season in Costa Rica and it has been quite warm...

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Last Day in Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica

Monkeying Around

Walking back to our room from breakfast today we saw a large group of white capuchin monkeys. We scrambled really quickly to get our iPad and camera out. There were about 20 in the group and 2 were mommies carrying their babies. What an amazing sight. ...

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Monkeying Around
Costa Rica

The Beach Fixes Everything

I firmly believe that the ocean has magical powers and can fix just about anything.  I got sick right before we left for Costa Rica and it has carried over into the trip.   There is something about the sun, sand and ocean that makes everything right in the world....

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The Beach Fixes Everything
Costa Rica

Just Another Day in Paradise…Manuel Antonio

Our favorite hotel to stay in Manuel Antonio is called Costa Verde. It sits on top of a cliff where views are breathtaking and it is amazing to see where the jungle meets the ocean. It is a daily occurrence to see a wide varieties of birds, iguanas and of course...

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Just Another Day in Paradise…Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica

Let the Relaxation Begin

After a tiring red eye flight, we landed in San Jose, Costa Rica early. Customs and immigration were a breeze. Everything was going smoothly, until the rental car company "forgot" to pick us up at the airport and then was sold out of the car that we reserved online...

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Let the Relaxation Begin