Hometown: Los Angeles, California
About Me: In 2008, I decided that the city life was no longer for me, and took a leap of faith to move to Costa Rica in search of simplicity. Before coming here, I owned & operated a pet sitting/dog walking business, & have always had a passion for animals. I now have a pack of 7 dogs whom I consider my kids. I love the outdoors and nature, and in my spare time, you can find me out on long hikes, walking my dogs, exploring the country, or spending time with the many wonderful friends I've made here.
My Favorite Thing: From mountains to beaches, forests to picture-perfect landscapes, Costa Rica has it all. Seeing animals in their natural habitat, interacting with the Ticos (some of the nicest people you will ever meet), eating fresh fruit from the trees, swimming under waterfalls, sitting on secluded beaches, soaking up the sun and near-perfect year-round climate, and the laid back 'pura vida' lifestyle are just some of the many things I love about this incredibly diverse country.
My Top Tips: When traveling to here, be sure you get out and explore, meet the people, eat the local food, and take in all the natural beauty that surrounds you. If you've never zip lined or rappelled down a waterfall, I highly recommend it - you'll be glad you did. If you have time, explore at least two different locations to get the true essence of the country. There's so much to see & do here, take in as much of it as you can. I guarantee your time spent here will leave you with lifelong memories.