How to find an apartment in Sayulita, Mexico

In Nomad Life, Sayulita by Chris8 Comments

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Chris here! It’s not often I make a post, but today I have something very special to share with you. Have you ever been frustrated with the steep costs involved in renting a house or apartment in paradise? Well, today you’re in luck. In this post I’m going to teach you how I found us an apartment in Sayulita, Mexico right in the middle of high season for less than $600CAD per month with only 5 hours of “work.” Stop looking online If you’ve been looking tirelessly online only to be swamped with expensive vacation rentals, it’s time to give …

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Travel in Love

In Confessions by Virginie2 Comments

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You meet someone special, that your brain can’t stop thinking about. You slowly fall in love, without you even noticing. Then one day it hits you. You can’t see your life without that person anymore. You need him by your side, every day. But you can’t, because you’re 2 000 km away. So you wait, until you can buy that plane ticket that’s going to magically allow you one special week with him. And then you cry, because you have to leave and you don’t want to. You want it to last forever, but you’ve got another life to go back …

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Choosing the right travel insurance for Canadians

In Nomad Life by Virginie0 Comments

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Choosing the right travel insurance can be very confusing. I know, I’ve been there. What kind of insurance do you need? What kind of coverage? Which company do you choose? Where do you find insurance for long-term traveling/expat? I don’t promise I have all the answers, but I can help you a lot figuring it all out. This is made for Canadians. I don’t guarantee that the information is accurate. Double check everything I say before buying insurance. The laws in provinces can change. It is your responsibility to make sure of that. How long are you leaving for? The …

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Cost of living in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

In Cost of Living, Puerto Viejo by Virginie10 Comments

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With its lush jungle and its warm inhabitant, Puerto Viejo is a small town on the Caribbean coast that actually looks like paradise.  How did we find the town? By browsing on Airbnb (get some credits by clicking on the link), looking for a cheap place to stay for three months. We ended up falling in love with a cabina and rented it from November 2014 to January 2015. (Sadly, yes, we almost have to go.) For those who would like to do like us, here is how much it ended up costing us. Prices in Costa Rican Colones and US …

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What I learned living in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, Destinations, Nomad Life, Puerto Viejo by Virginie0 Comments

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We’ve been here for almost a week now and here are the things we learned about living in paradise 🙂 No sleeves and no pants. T-shirts are still too hot, we have to wear tank tops or muscle shirts to survive the day. Pants are also a big no no, except if you want to faint in the heat. Shorts only. NEVER ever leave food outside. Even if it’s in a bag. NEVER! Because you’re gonna get a new friend that you might not like… (Ex: When a monkey wakes you up at 3 am because it’s breaking one of …

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