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Central America, Costa Rica

Resume building on the road- Tamale assembly line worker

March 21, 2015

One morning during our first Helpx experience we were introduced to the world of communal tamale assembly. Graduating from cleaning banana leaves to tying them up in preparation for boiling and cooking tamales was a huge deal for us and a huge jump in the tamale production line. We weren’t expecting there to be so much activity in a tiny town of 300 people. Fortunately for us the upcoming weekend would include a crazy mountain marathon on Saturday followed by a big futbol match between neighboring towns on Sunday. In preparation for all this was the community tamale making session…

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Costa Rica, Travel

Don’t work for money, work for life- Our first Helpx experience

March 21, 2015

One of the first questions I asked Camille when I was “courting” her was to choose between mountains or beaches. Her choice was both. INTRODUCTION After beach-hopping for 2 weeks from Nicaragua to Costa Rica, it was time for a change in weather and landscape. Our escape was the mountain town of San Gerardo de Rivas, population 303. At the entrance of Costa Rica’s highest national park, Chirripo, was the quaint Casa Mariposa run by the fabulous owners, John and Jill. To get to this lovely hostel lodge one would take a 90 minute bus from San Isidro to the town of…

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Certified abroad- travel/work opportunities abound for a perfect work-life balance.

March 8, 2015
Calzada street

The opportunities you will find along the way when long-term traveling are endless. This post outlines paid opportunities if you are interested in volunteer opportunities read this. The most common work for people traveling/working is teaching ESL (English as a second language). As we’ve traveled we’ve encountered people doing a variety of other things aside from ESL. There are so many certifications you can pick up along the way to help you make a living at home and/or abroad. Below are a list of only some of these certifications and work opportunities we’ve seen people use to fund their lifestyles. ESL- This…

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