Articles written by: Shannon Enete

From saving lives to saving quality of lives! Shannon Enete used to work as a paramedic for ten years, literally saving lives, now she writes and publishes books that will make your life worth saving! See www.Becominganexpat.com to find your guide to your new life abroad. Upcoming editions include: Ecuador, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, and Malaysia in addition to the newly released, Costa Rica!

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6 Tips for Health-Wise Travel

Up until recently, I perpetually made poor health choices while on vacation, starting with a McDonalds breakfast at the airport. Once travel became a huge part of my life I realized I needed to retrain my brain and fix this splurge. I consulted with ER nurse, fitness competitor, and fellow [...]

One Size Travel Does Not Fit All

One Size Travel Does Not Fit All

There are many misunderstandings in the travel community. “Hard-core” backpackers are often “cruise-haters.” They raise their nose and discredit their travel experience as nothing more than superficial. Cruisers sometimes hear about taking buses, packing up their stuff every couple days, staying in hostels, and sharing bathrooms and think that’s a [...]

Craft Beer Movement Reaches Ecuador

Craft Beer Movement Reaches Ecuador

Craft and homebrew beer has grown exponentially over the last few years. Ecuador is usually considered 10-20 years behind the US in regards to fads, technology, and trends, but beer is a different story. Ecuadorian residents don’t want to wait for quality beer. They have stepped it up in the [...]

Funding Your Life with Your Camera

Funding Your Life with Your Camera

Whether I’m zip-lining, rappelling down a waterfall, or gliding in a boat next to enormous crocodiles, I’m working. The only thing differentiating me from a tourist is my exceptional video equipment, and the fact that I was paid to take the tour! As I film gorgeous islands, snorkeling trips, and [...]

Costa Rica’s Top 5 Unknown Beaches

Costa Rica’s Top 5 Unknown Beaches

While it’s no secret that Costa Rica is home to some of the best beaches in Central America, where to find them can often be a challenge. Living in Costa Rica has afforded me the time and relationships with locals that privy me to this sacred information that I will [...]

How to Work Airlines Miles to Their Fullest

How to Work Airlines Miles to Their Fullest

There’s a lot to consider when deciding on a frequent flier program and a rewards credit card. I’m here to teach you how the top programs perform and how to exploit their rewards. You can compare tables and reviews yourself, I’ve flown for free using these programs and can tell [...]

6 Ways the 21st Century has Forever Changed Travel

6 Ways the 21st Century has Forever Changed Travel

Traveling today looks very different than it did just twenty years ago. E-tickets, airline and hotel reservation bidding, TripAdvisor, and navigation devices are just a few examples of how the industry has changed. I can leave my house in Jaco, Costa Rica headed across the country to Manzanillo along the [...]

Fears and Solutions of Solitary Women Travelers

Fears and Solutions of Solitary Women Travelers

In my travels, I have come across single women around the world who say, “I’d like to travel, but I don’t have anyone to go with.” Having traveled alone, I asked what was stopping them. What I found was a mixture of fears and concerns: Blending in Amanda Heckart from [...]

How to Turn Your SUV into a Road-trip King

How to Turn Your SUV into a Road-trip King

After traveling around in New Zealand in an adapted surfer van, I realized I could make some adaptions to my “plain Jane” SUV and save some serious coin. The most expensive aspects of travel are housing, food, and gas in that order. The following adaptations will make your wheels more [...]

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The Top 10 Things to Do in and Around, Costa Rica

Jaco is a town packed with social, adrenaline-filled, and nature-based activities. A walk down main street will lend you to countless tourist operators selling a variety of excursions. Let me help you whittle down your options by sharing the top ten things to do in and around Jaco. Extreme Adventurer [...]