Iva Marie Couchman

Writer & Photographer

Iva Marie Couchman holds an Associates Degree in General Education from Portland Community College, in Oregon.

Iva has been published in several Oregon Newspapers, Mopar Magazine, and has written several travel and location articles for Expatsphere and Four Flags Journal, and has edited travel books where English was a second language.

Iva loves all aspects of the written language and often expresses herself in poetry and photography.

A grandmother of five Iva currently lives in Oregon where she continues to explore the world through education, art, and travel.

United States of America



Theft Crimes in Uruguay

by Iva Couchman With a changing economy and current political agendas that affect everyone that lives in UY, being aware and staying involved will play a vital role in your...

Expat Shere

Chihuahua, Uruguay

Chihuahua, Uruguay


At Home With the People of Uruguay

By Iva Marie Couchman Since my husband and I arrived in Uruguay in July of 2014, it has been the people of Uruguay who have made our lives here so fulfilling. Their willingness...


Casas de Campo

Co-Editor English Translation

The Chronicle

Terry Jack - CPR Saves Lives

"It Works!"

The Sunday Oregonian

Choose freedom, not fear.


They Say She's Mouthy

They Say She's Mouthy

I spend an enormous amount of time sifting through mountains of information to uncover truths. I would like to boast I have the answers, even a few, but I end up with only more...


Photographs and Memories by Iva

The Photograph In a world of make-believe, the genius is in “A Moment of Truth!” Peace iva


A Stroll Through Spain


Be A Smiley

BeASmiley is ” ALL ABOUT YOU” and the things that make you FEEL GOOD and LIVE WELL. It is important to explore diversities, share in happiness, and promote a VIEW on living...


Iva Marie

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