This July workshop, we learned a lot about ourselves and our missions as artists and writers. We also had a lot of fun! Thank you Ariana Seigel for helping us rediscover our best selves! Want to know about our next workshop? Sign up for our mailing list below!
Some people move to a new country and set up an entirely new life: They’re in love with the culture, the people, and the new locales. These people are true re-settlers—They start up businesses, get their papers, and open local bank accounts in a whole other country. But increasingly, there’s another kind of expat: theContinue reading “Two Kinds of Expats: The Re-settler and the Nomad”
Speaker and writer David Nazario visited our “Success Through Self-Publishing” workshop in January where he spent practically every spare moment working on his book. What has he been doing since January? “Since leaving Costa Rica I’ve been trying to connect with as many people as possible and learn as much as possible about publishing myContinue reading “Scared of a Day Job: Update from David Nazario”
We’re seeing a lot of division over politics lately, especially in social media, where it’s easy to make a quick, mean meme out of an unflattering photo. The “Likes” may rack up, but how can we encourage productive conversation? Stephen Cataldo, a guest from our January indie writer workshop, aimed to tackle this issue withContinue reading “Talking Across Partisan Divides: An Update from Workshop Guest Stephen Cataldo”
Are you a writer holed up for the winter? Are your past five Instagram photos of your computer and coffee? You need a break. Who would you go to Costa Rica with? For today only (11/23), I’m doing a ‘Bring a Friend‘ pre-Black Friday special for Week 1 and Week 3 of my writer workshopsContinue reading “Who Would You Go to Costa Rica With?”
Our fledgling farm How does someone go from a cubicle dweller to a farmer in Latin America? I never expected to find out—But In October 2015, my husband Rick was introduced to Moringa oleifera by a friend who had just finished reading a book, Miracle Tree, by Dr. Monica Marcu. Within weeks, Rick wasContinue reading “Bonnie Guest Post: From Cubicle to Farm”
Rick and I have now been living in Costa Rica for seven months and we are adapting well. Aside from learning Spanish, one of the small challenges I have faced living in another country has been adapting my cooking to the local foods. I have also learned to make some of the local dishes (YUM!),Continue reading “Guest Post: Bonnie Adjusts to Cooking (and bugs!)”
We created a survey three months ago about what our visitors would want most in their trip to Costa Rica. Here’s a rundown of our results: Away, but not cut off — 92% said that Internet access was either a deal breaker or extremely important. Lone rangers — 77% indicated that group activities were nice butContinue reading “Faster, Stronger Wifi.”
Norma’s is a getaway, a community, a home. Please help us make it better with our new survey! Click here to answer seven questions about your stay in paradise, and mention the survey when you email in to get 10% off your stay! Pura Vida!
You’re in luck! Costa Rica is reaching out to help the Americans: Check it out! TV spot from the Costa Rican Tourism Board Ad Campaign: “Save the Americans” – Airing from Dec. 17 in the U.S. & Canada. © ICT – Costa Rica Read more here! So let us know — Do you need aContinue reading “Save the Americans! Costa Rica’s ad campaign”