Six years ago I was tired, overworked and fed up with my life… so I left everything behind in search of a more fulfilling experience. This journey brought me to a tiny treehouse in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle where I discovered a freer, healthier, happier, more creative life.

Hi, I’m Erin and De la Pura Vida is about unearthing the good life. Grab a cup of coffee, dig in, say hello…

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Six years ago I was tired, overworked and fed up with my life… so I left everything behind in search of a more fulfilling experience. This journey brought me to a tiny treehouse in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle where I discovered a freer, healthier, happier, more creative life.
Hi, I’m Erin and De la Pura Vida is about unearthing the good life. Grab a cup of coffee, dig in, say hello…
Scroll down to discover my most recent posts or navigate the site by topic using the navigation menu up top.

Expat Interview: Tiger Baby

Tiger tells us about her 7 years in Costa Rica, her 4 husbands, and her 20 years in Japan and traveling the world as a dancer, Alaska pipeline welder, personal trainer, translator, and home health nurse.

Goodbye Mocha

A lucid dream, a tough decision, the saddest day I’ve ever had, and the hardest thing I’ve ever written. I had to put my dog, Mocha, to sleep.

Stranded in the Jungle

Stranded in an unknown remote jungle, Stacey and I are faced with the decision to stay there overnight or chase the rabbit home in a race against the setting sun.