Heading towards Costa!


Here's the deal, Im new to gambling and BJ and Poker and everything in between. How ever Id like to try diving a little deeper into both of the last mentioned.
Im looking for a good source of knowledge about this! Where do people turn to learn strategies and counting and such?
Ive looked at some places but seems like they were talking to already counting players... in other words I didn't understand anything.
Someone got any good advice of where to turn? I'll be moving to Costa Rica soon and I will have lots of time to study so please feed my brain! :)