26 Apr

Costa Rica living

If you clicked on this blog, then you are among the millions of people looking at the possibility of coming to Costa Rica to live. My husband Charles was a dreamer, every time we went on vacation he would fall in love with the place. We were always looking for that final destination after retirement....
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26 Apr

Traveling Changes Your World

The first time I ever traveled anywhere without one of my parents was in 1961, when I was 18 years old. It was also the first time I got on an airplane. My destination was Germany. A young handsome soldier who was in the Army had given me an engagement ring just prior to shipping...
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26 Apr

African Americans Need to Travel

It really is not an option. Travel is education.  Education in the United States in the schools that I attended erased the history of African Americans. They have since added some information in recent years, but with limits.  The only black history stories I ever heard talked about were of 3 or 4 blacks who...
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26 Apr

An Ex-Pat Widow in Costa Rica

An Ex-Pat Widow in Paradise When my husband and I first visited Costa Rica we had no plans of living life without each other. It seemed quite sudden that Charles, my husband of 47 years passed on to the next level.  I believe there are three levels to our existence on earth, birth, life and death....
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26 Apr

The Amazing Race!

Im sitting on my veranda looking over the tropical grounds this evening; it suddenly crossed my mind how crazy our innate desire to quickly complete stages in our lives can be.  If you take a good look back into the past, you will remember that when you are about 4 years old you can’t wait to...
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26 Apr

Ex Pats In the Jungles of Costa Rica

Recently some wonderful friends of mine John and Karen from Kitchener Ontario, Canada once again visited La Terraza. They were on their way to their romantic and quaint Bungalow in Escaleras very near to Dominical Costa Rica. Escaleras, a small community that branches off the coastal road, is famed for its sweeping views of the...
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26 Apr

Single? Female? Traveling Alone? Pura Vida!!

Fabulous, exciting, beautiful and adventurous is how I would describe my guest Vonda out of Houston Texas. Before Vonda came to visit, she told me that she was looking at the possibility of retiring here in Costa Rica. She was open to suggestions that I had to help her decide if my city Grecia could...
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26 Apr

US Vietnam Vet and his Wife Travel Costa Rica

Recently a couple by the name of John and Linda Crane shared many adventures with me in Costa Rica. John is a Vietnam Vet as my husband Charles was. John, Linda and I traveled to Jaco Beach for a quick day trip. La Terraza Guest House is just an hour and a half from the...
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26 Apr

Costa Rica!! Do You Speak English?

Early one morning in April 2015 I traveled to the San Jose International Airport to greet a beautiful lady by the name of Therese from Atlanta. Therese was totally excited and ready for a new adventure. Usually, when we pick up guest from the airport, it takes them, at least, a couple of days before...
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26 Apr

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Last September 2015, Warren Green of Atlanta, GA blessed me with his presence here at La Terraza Guest House. I like to call him Mr. Morehouse because his demeanor and presence truly represents the college’s mission statement. Morehouse College is a private all-male, liberal arts, historically black college located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia....
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