Stay fit on the road: Stand Up Paddleboarding

In Sayulita, Stay Fit on the Road by Virginie2 Comments

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This post is part of the Stay Fit on the Road series. After eating out every day for two weeks, it was time to take control over our health again. We had been filling ourselves on street tacos and cemitas, which didn’t have that many vegetables in them. Once we arrived in Sayulita, we were so happy to be back close to the water. The ocean is the best gym you can have, since it works all of your muscles and give your joints some rest. But this time, we decided to try something new. On our first day at …

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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

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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

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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

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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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