UNDREAMED DREAMS or What Are You Going to Do with Your Time in Retirement?

I just watched the video from Eric Liljenstolpe on We Love CR, on why people leave CR. He mentions he has consulted with thousands of people and concludes that being unprepared for the large cultural difference is why folks choose to move back. That is certainly a large database and made me wonder why my experience here is quite different.

Anti-aging Dream

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Three Steps Towards Retiring in Costa Rica

"One of the biggest mistakes people make in retiring offshore is equating affordability with quality of life," says best-selling author on retiring in Costa Rica Christopher Howard. His view on the attraction of retiring in Central America?  "You grow up, go to college, choose your career, get married, your kids grow up and BOOM – what do you do? Come to a place like this! It offers a whole new exciting stage of life, a whole new adventure!" This continues my interview with Costa Rica retirement experts Christopher Howard and Robert Shannon that started here

Retirement in Costa Rica Is About Your Lifestyle, Money is a Perk!

In January of 2011, I was privileged to have a conversation with two experts on retiring in Costa Rica: Christopher Howard and Robert Shannon. Christopher Howard is a world-renowned expert on Costa Rica. His best-selling book The New Golden Door toRetirement and Living in Costa Rica is available on Amazon at Wall Street Journal said, 'If you want to live or invest in Costa Rica, READ this book.' Christopher has published more than 10 books on living, retiring and investing in several of the countries in Central America. Christopher also did a special on Costa Rica for the National Geographic magazine.  Read Christopher's blogs and find out about his retirement relocation tours at

Robert Shannon helps people find the right property for retiring, vacationing or investing in Costa Rica. His website and tours provide detailed information on buying a property in Costa Rica, as well as cost of living, owning a business and many other practical concerns. You will also find Robert's blogs on

Introducing Arp, the Anti-Aging Alien Cartoon

This is the first cartoon in the Arp, the Anti-Aging Alien series. 

Is Medical Tourism a Viable Option in Retirement?

Money is tight, and people are looking for options to save on medical costs, especially in retirement. I spent the beginning of this year in Costa Rica, investigating the practical solutions to both medical and cost-of-living concerns of many Americans who approach their retirement with dread, rather than eager anticipation. 

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