It all comes down to the simple fact that if you want to travel, or live abroad, you don’t have to create a plan so you can do it in ten or fifteen years. You can do it now. In fact, the only way to guarantee that you will get out of that job you don’t like, or the town you can’t stand, and go see the world, is to quit the job and leave that town. You’d be amazed what you can do when you don’t have any other choice. It’s hedging and waiting for the perfect opportunity that results in stasis and a stagnant life. There will never be a perfect opportunity. So you might as well go now.
If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica this summer, I found this website that helped me found hotels near international airports in Costa Rica. A great guide to find accommodations for you South American adventure.