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WEEK 13 TO 15 WAS A CITY-BEACH FUCK UP

Weeks 13 to 15 are a bit of a blur right now. Took some time off blogging as I was dealing with some family issues while still trying to live somewhat of a “normal” life in a van & work full-time. These weeks were and on-and-off again back and forth from the beach to San Jose, just come and go – which is not my thing, but some things take priority. 

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WEEK 12 & A BAG FULL OF LESSONS

This week marked a huge moment, in my “van life” and my “life life”. Whoever thinks living and traveling in a van is all fun and games, well it’s not. It’s life, it’s normal life with the ups and downs, the amazing days and the really shitty ones too.

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2+ months van living & what I’ve learned

You know that feeling you get when you’re home from a long trip? Or maybe from international travel and you step into your house & get to sleep in your bed? That’s the feeling I get from my van. There is currently no place in my life that makes me feel more like home than this big blue metal box on wheels.

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week 8 beach van living & sunsets

The areas of Jacó – Esterillos & Bejuco Beaches have always been second home to me. They’ve been my hangout spots for many years now, friends, get-togethers and a part-time home somewhat. It’s been so long since I’ve hung out in this area, mostly because of Covid really, being here has made me look back and wonder why I haven’t been back.

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week 7 rolling arenal via barva to beach

Yes week 7 I did a little too much rolling, but it was worth it. And it’s ok, as much as I like being parked in a stunning spot, I also like the feeling of driving to a new destination, even if it’s dropping into town to run some errands. And that’s exactly what this week was all about.

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a month+ & a NEW YEAR (ARENAL)

I think if I ever need to pick one place to live for the rest of my life, it would either be the Arenal area or Monteverde. This is one of the many reasons I chose Arenal to spend the last days of the year and the beginning of 2022. I needed a place to chill, be far from the crowds, be with friends, reflect on the old year and start the new.

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week 5 fulltime (turrialba)

Week 5 of full-time living in the van was spectacular… so far the best views I’ve camped in the van so far. “Living” at the foot of the Turrialba Volcano is simply amazing, I was so aware of how doing this is both scary and exciting. It took me back to when I lived in Ridgway, Colorado, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. 

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week 4 fulltime (guanacaste)

For week 4 of living in the van the heat continued… it was a challenge but, living in the van now, I knew I had to deal with it or put up with it, or suck it up! I love Tamarindo but the weekend was approaching so it was time to move on, I wanted to avoid the busy weekend and find a familiar spot to spend my next week. So I headed down south to Junquillal.

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