Kimi Smith

Hola! I'm Kimi, a Spanish teacher who left the US to come experience the true pura vida. I've been exploring Costa Rica for 3 years now, sharing everything I've learned on this blog! Here you'll find itineraries, destination guides, travel tips, and relocation advice. Let's make your dream trip to Costa Rica a reality.

All the Packing Essentials for Costa Rica That I Never Thought I’d Need!

With more trips to Costa Rica than I can count, I can vouch that packing for a trip is one of the most exciting and anxiety-inducing activities I’ve ever experienced. Perhaps the scariest question that goes through my mind is… What am I forgetting to pack? Well, after so many trips to Costa Rica we’ve

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6 Best Things to Do in Monteverde with Travel Itineraries!

From zip-lining between two mountains (literally) to spotting exotic wildlife on the rainforest trails, Monteverde is chalk-full of amazing attractions. This mountain-top town is an adventurer’s dream and an animal lover’s paradise. People from all over the world flock to the town of Santa Elena to experience the Costa Rican rainforest and the myriad of

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Learning Spanish in Costa Rica

It’s no secret…Learning a second language is good for you! There are a ton of health benefits for your brain, leading to improved multitasking, decision-making, and memory. It’s even said to help prevent Alzheimer’s! Learning another language is also believed to increase your ability to understand and empathize with others. But beyond all this, learning

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