Interview – Yeison and Samantha (MyTanFeet)

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Our blogging friends, Yeison and Samantha over at MyTanFeet have graciously given their time to speak with us and help us learn a little more about her travel inspirations and their website!

Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with Yeison and Samantha using their various social media fronts listed below.

We would like to give a special THANK YOU to both Yeison and Samantha for taking time to interview with us!

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Name: We are Yeison and Samantha, a couple living in Costa Rica. Samantha is originally from Washington in the United States and Yeison is from Costa Rica.

Website: MyTanFeet

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What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website? 

We love traveling because it’s something that we have done together since the beginning of our relationship. It was the only way for us to see each other since we were long distance internationally for 2 years and so every time we go on a trip, it reminds us of how lucky we are to be together and get to travel together.

We decided to create our blog first as an easy way for us to document our travels and to show Samantha’s friends and family what she has been doing in Costa Rica since she’s moved. It started off just as a fun personal journal but has since developed quite a bit.

How many continents have you visited? 

Two

How many countries have you visited? 

11-20

What is your favorite destination in the world and why? 

We absolutely loved the San Blas Islands in Panama. They were the most pristine islands we’d both ever seen and we loved the rural aspect of them. We like cities but appreciate the organic beauty of places more and the San Blas islands had some of the most clear water we’ve ever seen. Plus the history and culture of the islands is so incredibly amazing and really makes you think twice about modern life and how lucky we are to have simple things such as running water and electricity.

If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why? 

We have had our eye on Antarctica for awhile. The climate is changing so rapidly and it is one of the places we want to see before it changes completely or even disappears. It seems like it can be a tough journey which is something we both want to experience and it’s one of those places that seem almost impossible to go see, but it can definitely be done.

Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels? 

Camera, Phone and Laptop

What is your preferred method of transport? 

Bicycle

Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….” 

The place where the local cab drivers eat. We both love food and have found that the best way to get a taste of the local cuisine is to go where cab drivers eat. Since they’re always eating out, they definitely know places that are cheap but good. We believe that trying the local food is one of the best ways to get to know the culture and to also mingle with locals.

Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about… 

Through our experiences in long distance relationship and as a multi-racial couple, we have found that traveling is one of our biggest passions. The world is just so big and there are so many different cultures and people that we want to experience it all. We are lucky to live in a country that is very diversified and also in good location to other places.

Our blog is focused on Costa Rica right now since that is the country we live in. We just want to share information about how it is to live and travel here since there are so many misconceptions about the country. Besides providing information and insight on living in Costa Rica as an expat, Yeison provides his insight as a Costa Rican which is unique since all the Costa Rica blogs are by foreigners. We show you what it’s really like by someone who was born and grew up here.

We’re planning on staying in Costa Rica for awhile and then next year, go live in Taiwan since that is where Samantha is originally from. From there, explore Asia and then who knows! We just want to live a happy life and find a balance between work and pleasure. Our philosophy is just to experience as much as possible because we don’t want to have regrets when we are old that we didn’t see as much as we wanted to.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Lovely interview. I love the idea of checking out where the taxi drivers eat – fab local food on a budget is one of my favorite things!

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