Hey there, fellow adventurers! It’s been quite a journey since our last update in April 2022, and we’re excited to catch you up on all the thrilling escapades and unexpected twists that have come our way. So, buckle up, grab your floppy hats, and get ready for a whirlwind tour through our adventures since we bid farewell to Central America!

**Central American Sojourn**

Our Central American adventure was an absolute blast! We explored the beautiful landscapes, cultures, and flavors of Belize, Mexico, and rounded it all up with a meaningful 10-day volunteering tour in Guatemala with Be Humanitarian. It was an unforgettable experience that left us with a newfound appreciation for the diversity and warmth of this region.

**A Surprise Call and a Turn of Fate**

Just when we thought we were about to jet off to Europe and continue our global exploration, life threw us an unexpected curveball. Three days before our scheduled departure, our real estate agent gave us a call that would change our plans entirely. She had found a piece of land in Costa Rica that she believed would pique our interest. Intrigued, we decided to check it out, and little did we know that this visit would set the course for our next adventure.

**Pura Vida Paradise – The Oasis at Puket**

Fast forward a year and a half later, and we are the proud owners of a stunning vacation rental in Costa Rica – The Oasis at Puket! We poured our hearts into this project, and it’s been nothing short of a dream come true. With a lush tropical backdrop, pristine beaches nearby, and all the comforts of home, our little oasis has been hosting travelers from around the world since June 2023.

You can check out The Oasis at Puket on our website: http://theoasisatpuket.com. Trust us; you won’t want to miss it!

**Friends, Fun, and Frequent Fliers**

Since our last blog post, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting many friends who have come to visit us in Costa Rica. The joy of sharing our slice of paradise with loved ones has been one of the most rewarding aspects of this adventure.

And when we’re not busy running The Oasis, we’ve continued to explore new horizons. Our travels have taken us to cities like London, Portland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sedona, Milwaukee, Rockford, St. Louis, and Madison, each offering its unique charm and experiences. Brandon even made a return trip to the enchanting city of Antigua for a week-long stay last May.

**Lights, Camera, Action! – House Hunters International**

But perhaps the most exciting highlight of our adventures since the last blog is our appearance on HGTV’s House Hunters International. That’s right – you can catch us in Season 190, Episode 9, titled “Road Weary in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.” The episode has also made its way to Hulu, so you can relive the excitement with us anytime!

Being part of House Hunters International was a surreal experience, and we can’t wait for you to join us on this thrilling journey through the search for the perfect property in Costa Rica.

**What’s Next?**

As we look to the future, our sense of adventure is stronger than ever. We’ve had our share of surprises and detours, but that’s what makes life exciting, right? We’ll continue to welcome guests at The Oasis at Puket, explore new destinations, and embrace the thrill of the unknown.

Our blog will remain your window into our world, so stay tuned for more updates, stories, and travel tips as we continue our Floppy Hat Adventures!

Thank you for being a part of our journey, and as always, keep those floppy hats ready because who knows where the next adventure will take us! Pura Vida! 🌴🌞🌊