The Beach Bazaar

Rainy season in Costa Rica; Tourist numbers plummet and locals go on one-to-two month vacations. I love it. The Earth comes back to life with lush, green vegetation. The smell and feel of… Continue reading

200 Hours

What can you accomplish in 200 hours? How about 200 hours in two weeks? Perhaps if you were a doctor, lawyer, or investment banker (cough cough), 100 hour work weeks would be the… Continue reading

Puppy Love

Two weeks ago the only doggies that were on my radar were my doggy nieces and nephews, a la Maya, Pinto, Kiki, Pollo, John Adams, Niko, Lucas…the list goes on and on. Well,… Continue reading

Photo Shoots, Roadtripping, and Puppies…Oh My!

Rainy season here in Costa Rica means things slow down a little. I guess I didn’t get the memo. Nor did the sunny weather. Thank goodness because doing a photo shoot is not… Continue reading

Gone Fishing

Time. It seems to stand still and magically disappear at the same time here in Costa Rica. Besides a passing rain shower in rainy season, it is sunny and hot practically every day. Today… Continue reading

Trust the Process

“People often have much of what they need to succeed within them: ambition and the will to learn. This will to learn can prompt them to reach out to mentors and networks. They… Continue reading

Yours Truly

In the midst of all the craziness of the past couple of weeks, I chatted with Helena, Chief Bikini Officer of bikini company MI OLA, about bikinis, surfing, and living in Costa Rica.… Continue reading

Melissa & Francis

During the early morning, the lighting in Tamarindo is magical. However, there is a small window before the sun gets too strong and the light loses its glow. So when I suggested to… Continue reading

Paparazzi

Three weeks, a road trip in the USA bookended by some Pura Vida, and a lot of editing later it is finally done. Finished. Done. Caput. Over. Finito. sambatotheseaphotogaphy.com Check it out!

Endless Summer

5,138 miles, seven days, the two Bobs, Robert August and Robert “Wingnut” Weaver and myself, the backseat Instagrammer. Not nearly close to the amount of miles that Bruce Brown, Robert August and Mike… Continue reading

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

The last time I spent a week in Costa Rica was the last time I came here on vacation over two years ago. I came back to Pura Vida land last Tuesday and… Continue reading

Home of the Brave

Sometimes you need a good ole dose of home. I am talking about peaches & corn & tomatoes, hydrangeas, lush green grass to roll in, summer ales, 4th of July BBQs, cool summer… Continue reading

Baby Bumps

What a week! In between sewing kimonos, doing stock for Samba to the Sea cards, training at jiu jitsu, twitter-floppy blogging for Robert August and Mi Ola, packing for my trip to the… Continue reading

La Sele

Every fours years for a month the world tunes into the World Cup. Our schedules are moved around so that we can watch our country play. If you are stuck at work, hopefully… Continue reading

Hali Love

Back in March, I volunteered my friend and I to be models for a charity fashion show during Robert August’s annual fundraiser, Surf n Turf. Given that both of us had no modeling… Continue reading