5 Years Since We Quit Our Jobs, Sold Everything, and Moved To Costa Rica!

5 Years Since We Quit Our Jobs, Sold Everything, and Moved To Costa Rica!

It’s been 5 years since we landed in Costa Rica after quitting our jobs and selling almost all of our stuff. We have accomplished so much since moving to Costa Rica and have had so many awesome adventures!

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Living in Costa Rica! (Pros and Cons)

Thinking about Moving to Costa Rica!? I sold everything in North America to move to this beautiful destination two years ago and this video will share all the pros and cons to answer all of your questions about what life may be like there if you have been considering taking the jump!
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  1. Your comment about the loose dogs there and not being aggressive makes me think of Erika Derrickson. She’s in Guatemala, by Lake Attila’s. In her videos you always see lots of dogs loose there and they seem real mellow.

  2. I just found this video I’m a recent subscriber. I’m wondering if you would move back there ? Those few cons you pointed out can be very deterring. Here in Hawaii we have some of those same cons you mentioned but they don’t have me running to move. I fell in love with my island and one must accept the good with the bad. There isn’t a place where there isn’t a not so good factor. After living here I can not fathom living in a cold climate ever again that is just one of my unacceptable negative factors. Like you also mentioned the produce in tropical climate is way more easily accessible. I’m happy to hear you lived in Costa Rica for some time. Great experience for your children in many ways I’m sure.
    Much Aloha ?????

  3. Thanks for watching Guys and I hope I was able to answer any questions you may have had or been curious about ! Although I did not end up staying in Costa Rica it holds such a special place in my heart and if the move is calling you I do encourage you to explore that and follow your ❤️

  4. You are so right about the pro and cons. My husband and I moved to Costa Rica in 2008, planning to retire there, but after two years decided to move to Panama. We were there for close to a year and then for a number of reasons decided to move back to Canada. I don’t regret our time in Costa Rica or Panama, it was a great experience, but there is no place like home and I appreciate what we have here even more having had that experience. We live in Sarnia now but have lived in Kitchener, Guelph and Owen Sound, never Toronto, but I’m so glad to have come across your channel. I first tried the raw food lifestyle in 2000 but it was quite different then than it is now. I’ve been vegan since 2000 and WFPB for the last 2 years. I just recently decided to give the raw food lifestyle another try. I love your videos!

  5. I lived there as a single parent from 2002 to 2008. It was such a rich experience but it was time to come back to Canada when my daughter was 13. We have amazing memories of our time there.

  6. Ooh snakes. One good thing about Hawaii is we don’t have snakes here , though unfortunately we do have centipedes and they are terrifying.

  7. Nice. I’ve been 3 times and will be moving there next year. I’ve always said if I ever go back I will never leave. So my next trip is coming and I’ll be buying property n building a house. Style of house is like a tree house with the open plan view. I can’t wait. ❤

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