Hello! Welcome to Ticavida. I began writing this blog as a way to document my experience of spending a year in Costa Rica with my longtime boyfriend. We both love to travel and it is his job that brought us here in December 2011. He is from Missouri, I am from Texas, we met in Arkansas in 2004 while attending college, started dating in 2007, and bought a house in Las Vegas in 2010. We were there about a year when we were presented with an opportunity to move abroad for a year. We jumped at the chance! This blogging thing is new to me, but so far I have loved it! I love sharing my experience with those who want to read about it and it allows me an artistic outlet to express myself. I hope you enjoy and I love to hear any comments or feedback you care to share!