Once a Costeña, Always a Costeña!


I spent four years on the sunny coast of Colombia, and it was great.  In 2014, I moved to South America, and, like the famous 2008 campaign says, found out it’s true: the only risk is wanting to stay. In 2018, after years of leaving (and returning!), I took a giant leap in life, relocating to Charleston, S.C., on the east coast of the United States.

¿Por qué, La Gringa Costeña?

A little more about my fun apodo (nickname)… In my second year in Colombia, a friend called me “La Gringa Costeña,” based on my love for coastal regions, especially Barranquilla and Cartagena de Indias: hot, sticky Caribbean Colombian cities I am incredibly grateful to have once called home. As a lover of life, I embraced this moniker, always living to the fullest in the place near the water that I call home…

Love beyond the coast…

In addition to my enthusiasm for coastal locations, I enjoy cooking vegetarian dishes, staying connected with friends around the world and practicing different types of yoga and meditation. When I’m not writing, teaching or traveling, you can find me posting photos to Instagram or recommending books about creating magic and manifesting miracles.

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