Monteverde Coffee Klatch

Sweet Home, Monteverde

I think the first hug was from Rita.  On that dry-season-dusty-green, oh-so-familiar corner at the base of the hill the boys and I climbed every day to school, outside La Colina Lodge where Greg and Amber used to host Hamburger Night, right by the favorite fencepost where the green-and-blue mot-mot would greet us every morning,…

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La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Our overly-affectionate friends from Minnesota treated us to an overnight at La Fortuna at the base of Arenal volcano.  The drive there through the rural, mountainous interior of Costa Rica was already worth the price of admission – an easy (3.5 hour, 70-mile, you do the math) drive from Monteverde – rent a 4×4! Our…


Narrowing Down “Anywhere in the World”

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?  For most people, that’s either a dreamy party game or a one-shot, two-week opportunity to hit that beach or volcano or mardi gras.  For us, it’s an ongoing question – making one selection does little to narrow down the options for the next…

Currently in...

Havana, Cuba for 2 weeks, until April 20

Heading to...

Mexico (Bacalar, Tulum, Merida y Mexico City), Austin, then Minnesota for the summer. Please share any sites, people or ideas by email.

Wondering how we're doing all of this?


Rick Juliusson

Footloose and children-free, Rick and his spectacular wife are celebrating empty-nesting by selling the house and living wherever the wind whispers.  And sharing the adventures, inspirations, and fresh perspective on old journeys through this blog.  As Cat Stevens sings, "So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out; So much left to know and I'm on the road to find out. In the end I'll know, but on the way I wonder..."