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Monday, October 8, 2012

New Costa Rica book - "Retiring in Costa Rica Or Doctors, Dogs and Pura Vida"

"Retiring in Costa Rica Or Doctors, Dogs and Pura Vida"
by Helen Frame

is available on Amazon in hard copy by Create Space and on Kindle at

Jump Start your Retirement Due Diligence

Retiring in Costa Rica
Or Doctors Dogs and Pura
Doctors Dogs

By Helen Dunn Frame

Find the book on Kindle (cover at top) or in hard copy (photo below) on Amazon.com

Many people called me courageous because I packed up and moved to Costa Rica by myself.  Knowing dreams have no deadlines I decided to follow mine and live abroad. I determined that if I ignored the opportunity I would regret it for the rest of my life.

Basically my book “Retiring in Costa Rica or Doctors, Dogs and Pura Vida” which details my adventure as well as the experiences of others, aims to enable you to make an informed decision about retiring to or part-time living in Costa Rica. Throughout the book you will find questions to ask, resources to help you get more answers, suggestions for other books to read, and websites to peruse for others’ opinions. The glimpses of life provided in the book may make the difference between a mediocre experience and your own wonderful adventure.

Bottom line, Costa Rica may stretch your creative problem solving skills but if you determinedly plan to make it work, you may come to love your life in the country. Jumping the hurdles of life in the tropics from avoiding boredom to finding areas of interest to fill your days inevitably makes you stronger and perhaps wiser. Performing due diligence will help you decide what choice to make: living in Costa Rica, vacationing in paradise, or finding an outstanding investment opportunity

KUDOS: “If you are contemplating permanent retirement or birding in Costa Rica then you’ll need this book. It’s an in-depth, comprehensive guide by U.S. ex-pat Helen Dunn Frame that provides you with a step-by-step guide for the entire process of making your tropical retirement dream easily come true. 
"'Retiring in Costa Rica’ is a must have read.” -  Rowdy Rhodes, Semi-Retired Freelance Writer

Helen Dunn Frame
HelenDunnFrame.com   •   helen@HelenDunnFrame.com
ISBN:: 9781479126095 Create Space


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