The Costa Rica Escape Manual

The Costa Rica Escape Manual Author Nadine Hays Pisani
ISBN-10 1523898070
Year 2016-02-07
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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2016 Edition The Costa Rica Escape Manual is your guide for moving, traveling through, & living in Costa Rica. New chapters cover the logistics of starting a business, with examples of successful business owners and how they got started. Other topics include information on how to travel for less using buses, staying in hostels, and eating at sodas. Things change quickly in Costa Rica, and there is updated information throughout the new edition. In this perfect blend of information and entertainment, Nadine Hays Pisani answers all of your questions in her patented comedic style. She introduces you to her colorful cast of characters as you laugh your way through reading about how to obtain residency, avoid crime, get a driver's license, meet a trustworthy attorney, find quality healthcare, choose an area that is right for you, and much much more. Nadine interviews friends and experts on a wide variety of topics that are sure to be of interest to any aspiring expatriate. You'll never have so much fun while learning the steps it takes to move or travel to one of the happiest countries on earth.

Becoming an Expat Costa Rica

Becoming an Expat Costa Rica Author Shannon Enete
ISBN-10 1938216172
Year 2016-08-31
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In this second edition Shannon provides insight and firsthand advice on navigating the transition into the Costa Rican life. She outlines all the information you need so you can decide if the land of Pura Vida "pure life" is for you, including- how to obtain visas, arrange finances, set up your daily life, move your belongings, gain employment, and choose schools - in a fun, conversational, and no nonsense manner. Which makes the international move manageable. Learn how to buy a home or car, start a remote or Costa Rican based business, access health insurance and care, how to avoid international banking fees, and much more. Whether your a millennial looking to follow your heart or a retiree looking to reclaim your golden years this book will not disappoint. As an avid world traveler, Enete has visited 35+ countries, has lived in 5, and continues to explore new ways of living.11x author Enete shares her experiences and expat stories throughout the book, which will teach you how to successfully save money and live the rich life.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Moving to Costa Rica

Unraveling the Mysteries of Moving to Costa Rica Author Arden Rembert Brink
ISBN-10 0983206503
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher On the Brink
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Ever wonder what it would be like to leave the U.S. and move to the tropics? This book deftly blends the personal story of the author (who, along with her husband and parents, moved from Maine to Costa Rica) with incredibly helpful practical advice. A wonderfully readable resource for anyone considering moving to Costa Rica. First in the Mainers in Costa Rica series.

Happier Than a Billionaire

Happier Than a Billionaire Author Nadine Pisani
ISBN-10 1503014207
Year 2014-10-30
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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The Escape Manual is your guide for moving to, living in, or traveling through Costa Rica. In this perfect blend of information and entertainment, Nadine Hays Pisani answers all of your questions in her patented comedic style. She introduces you to her colorful cast of characters as you laugh your way through reading about how to obtain residency, avoid crime, get a driver's license, meet a trustworthy attorney, find quality healthcare, choose an area that is right for you, and much much more. Nadine interviews friends and experts on a wide variety of Costa Rican topics that are sure to be of interest to any aspiring expatriate. You'll never have so much fun while learning the steps it takes to move to one of the happiest countries on earth.

From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power Author Duncan Green
ISBN-10 9780855985936
Year 2008
Pages 522
Language en
Publisher Oxfam
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

The 4 Hour Work Week

The 4 Hour Work Week Author Timothy Ferriss
ISBN-10 9781446490594
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9781849435284
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Oberon Books
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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby was first published on April 10, 1925. Set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922, it is the story of an attractive young man, hopelessly in love, who, having worked so hard to improve himself so he can win back the woman he loves, finds himself in a world where money has replaced humility and despair has replaced hope. For me, the novel is a comment on the values and cynicism of east coast America almost a hundred years ago, a time when a section of society had suddenly become very wealthy and the American Dream was for most, nothing more than the mere pursuit of money.’ Peter Joucla ‘Peter Joucla’s surprisingly clear-eyed adaptation cuts to the heart of Fitzgerald’s text while preserving a very decent amount of it.’ 4 stars –Evening Standard ‘Evoking all the glamour and atmosphere of the roaring twenties, Wilton’s brings Gatsby to glorious, all-singing, all-dancing life (jazz hands optional). A must-see’ – welovethisbook.com ‘An unashamed nostalgia party for a world we never knew... This is a show that majors in fun; and it’s no surprise to see it’s a cult hit.’ Telegraph

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies Author Charles Webel
ISBN-10 9781134154807
Year 2007-03-12
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This major new Handbook provides a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary overview of the main issues, debates, state-of-the-art methods, and key concepts in peace and conflict studies today. The fields of peace and conflict studies have grown exponentially since being initiated by Professor Johan Galtung half a century ago. They have forged a transdisciplinary and professional identity distinct from security studies, political science, and international relations. The volume is divided into four sections: understanding and transforming conflict creating peace supporting peace peace across the disciplines. Each section features new essays by distinguished international scholars and professionals working in peace studies and conflict resolution and transformation. Drawing from a wide range of theoretical, methodological, and political positions, the editors and contributors offer topical and enduring approaches to peace and conflict studies. The Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies will be essential reading for students of peace studies, conflict studies and conflict resolution. It will also be of interest and use to practitioners in conflict resolution and NGOs, as well as policy makers and diplomats.

The Blue Zones Second Edition

The Blue Zones  Second Edition Author Dan Buettner
ISBN-10 9781426209499
Year 2012-11-06
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Since publishing his bestselling The Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. The Blue Zones, Second Edition is completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. The new Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health. A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life. Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage Author Ananda Apfelbaum
ISBN-10 1583331689
Year 2004-01
Pages 269
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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An illustrated guide to the art of traditional Thai massage offers step-by-step instructions on how to use this integrative and interactive therapy to increase range of motion, stretch the muscles, balance the body's flow of energy, and promote overall wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Radical Sabbatical

Radical Sabbatical Author Glen Tibaldeo
ISBN-10 0984043322
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher
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Two cubicle convicts. One jungle village. A life without boundaries. In this real-life comedic memoir, Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo expose the blessings and ironic struggles of ditching their cut-throat corporate jobs for life in a tranquil jungle paradise. Following the spirit and encouragement of friends met on a desperately needed vacation two years earlier, they leave their Chicago home with eleven suitcases, two laptops, and two cats to land in Pair-o-Dice Village, the scene of their big life gamble. Surprisingly intense life changes immediately prompt a slew of rarely contemplated questions. Could you: Completely change your sources of happiness? Let a boa constrictor loose in your house to get rid of the bats? Drink mystery potions from a shaman? Brave cliff sides when you're deathly afraid of heights? Make friends with your pesky inner voice at all costs? Join a journey of laughter as Laura and Glen pick apart the foibles in all of us. Find yourself rooting for a couple in a life adventure, at the brink of losing everything they have to get everything they've ever wanted. From random wildlife dropping from the sky and battles with vipers to culture clashes and visits with shamans, Radical Sabbatical captures the thrills and realities of boldly following a dream in a story any thrill-seeker-armchair or roaming-will love.

Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica

Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica Author Erin Van Rheenen
ISBN-10 1598805304
Year 2010
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Avalon Travel Pub
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This guide contains essential information on setting up your daily life, including visas, finances, employment, education, and health care; practical advice on how to rent or buy a home that fits your needs and budget; a thorough survey of the best places to live; firsthand insight into navigating the language and culture; how to plan a fact-finding trip before the move; special tips for those with children or pets.

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere Author John Vigor
ISBN-10 0939837323
Year 1999
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher
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John Vigor turns the spotlight on twenty seaworthy sailboats that are at home on the ocean in all weather. These are old fiberglass boats, mostly of traditional design and strong construction. All are small, from 20 feet to 32 feet overall, but all have crossed oceans, and all are cheap.Choosing the right boat to take you across an ocean or around the world can be confusing and exasperating, particularly with a tight budget. Vigor sets out to remedy that in this book. He compares the designs and handling characteristics of 20 different boats whose secondhand market prices start at about $3,000. Interviews with experienced owners (featuring valuable tips about handling each boat in heavy weather) are interspersed with line drawings of hulls, sail plans, and accommodations. Vigor has unearthed the known weaknesses of each boat and explains how to deal with them. He rates their comparative seaworthiness, their speed, and the number of people they can carry in comfort.If you have ever dreamed the dream this book can help you turn it into reality.

Moon Costa Rica

Moon Costa Rica Author Christopher P. Baker
ISBN-10 9781612386201
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Avalon Travel
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Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it's surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San José. Along with his in-depth coverage, Baker includes unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, such as Sweet Retreats, Best Beaches, and Adrenaline Rush. Complete with details that range from where to surf to which spots are the best for seeing wildlife, Moon Costa Rica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Coverage includes: San José The Central Highlands The Caribbean Coast The Northern Zone Guanacaste and the Northwest The Nicoya Peninsula Central Pacific Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula South-Central Costa Rica