On the Master Plan

So much has happened since last post, I can’t think where to start. This episode really begins with the Key West trip, so let’s start there. Pero primero (but first), the really big news: Winston has 99.9% recovered from heatstroke. When I left for Key...

Expats Working in Costa Rica

A reader writes: Good Morning! I came across your blog while looking up some info on the Costa Rica expat. Following a recent trip to the country, (coupled with a not-so-recent desire to check out and start over someplace new,) I find myself obsessed with researching...

Week One: Massage School

I did it. I’m taking a massage course from the Costa Rica School of Integrative Massage. Three days a week, 9a-2p, for 12 weeks, $10/credit hour. If I do all 500 hours required for licensing, that’s $5,000. Since I don’t intend to be licensed in the...

Hmmm… Bitch Goddess or Mummy Figure?

Decisions, decisions. Luscious, high-paying decisions. DO NOT LOOK AT ME! Sorry to yell, but I'm practicing for my new job as a dominatrix. DON'T LAUGH. It pays big bucks, is perfectly legal because there is no actual sex involved and, word has it, older gals...

24 Hours Oceanside

On Friday, Hal and I drove to the southern Pacific area to visit a small hotel that needs an operator. We'd met the owner a couple of weeks ago, liked each other, had similar goals… just needed to case the joint. So, we spent the day in DUO (Dominical,...

Wanted: Hotel to Lease

Please see 3 June 2009 update at bottom. Experienced, dependable rentista family seeks long-term lease on a Bed & Breakfast, guesthouse or small hotel. Hablamos espa├▒ol. Experience includes owning and operating: Guesthouses in Rehoboth Beach and Key West A...