To all of you who
immediately thought that this was going to be a
salacious article about our private sex lives, you could
not be farther from the truth.
A few of you may know
that for the past few years, Franny and I have been
conducting "Due Diligence Tours" of the Guanacaste area.
Our goal was simple... provide an informational resource
to those seeking a potential expat lifestyle. We
have been quiet about this venture in fear of our our
credibility being called into question. I was
under the (false) impression that if we were to
advertise our services, those who read our newsletters
and viewed our videos would immediately jump to the
conclusion that Fran and Andy are nothing more than the
"Gringo Whores" they so often condemn.
We thought about this
quite a bit. We even had offline chats with a few
of our past clients. We wanted to hear their
thoughts regarding our "coming out!" In the
end we decided our assumptions were incorrect. We
were not using our Boomers Offshore brand to lure people
to Costa Rica and then sell them on moving here.
In fact, it was just the opposite. As a result of
taking our tour several folks began to really question
their motives and rationale for wanting to move here.
In the end, some said no and one couple even said
So that's it.
We out and we're proud! There will be a few people
who call us hypocrites and sell outs but (honestly) they
are in the minority and their heads seem firmly planted
between their ass cheeks!
We enjoy giving
tours. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our
lives and stories with them. I just wish such an
informational channel was available when we moved here
4+ years ago. I've saying this since we we moved
here... "the minute any of this (Boomers website, making
videos or giving tours starts to be a job... that will
be the indicator to stop and look for something else to
do. We're done working. And when a passion
becomes work, time to say adios.
By the way, if you
have not yet seen our tours website and our small guest
B&B, please check it out