GUERRILLAS ON A DARK FOGGY NIGHT: A NIGHTMARE REMEMBERED

The fire crackles behind me. It is chilly and the night is dark and quiet. Light emanates from the TV in front of us playing Iron Man in Spanish. Boris, Trin, and I are sitting in the living room of Boris' house unwinding from a busy day. “What was one of your scariest nights when... Continue Reading →

HOW TO TRAVEL FOR LESS THAN $5,000 A YEAR

October 4th, 2017 marks one year on the road for us! Before leaving the USA we researched and read many blogs to see what this venture would cost us.  We wanted to be prepared.  It can be hard to gauge what will be needed for budget travel, but we started out with a goal of spending... Continue Reading →

TOP 11 PLACES TO VISIT IN COLOMBIA

Colombia is twice the size of Texas.  Within its borders one can find Caribbean beaches, hot deserts, a modern city of eternal spring, snowcapped mountains, rain and cloud forests, the tallest wax palms in the world and much more.  On top of that it is very inexpensive. "Isn't it dangerous in Colombia?" is the first... Continue Reading →

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN COLOMBIA

As we teetered across a cable suspension bridge with missing boards and rotten connections between our feet, I held onto the cable rail and felt giddy with excitement.  I had been looking forward to this hike for months now.     We followed a trail leading us past verdant farmlands and beautiful foliage next to... Continue Reading →

I ATE AN ANT AND FLEW OFF A CLIFF

We all took one on the palm of our hands, looking at it like it was an alien curiosity.  These ants were huge.  We popped them into our mouths as if we were taking tequila shots. ...After about 20 minutes of flying my pilot said, "Ok we are going down now to land." We continued to ascend.  After a few minutes my pilot said, "Um, we are still going up." I laughed and said, "I see that."  We were in a strong updraft.

CAN A RECLUSE LIVE A LIFE OF TRAVEL?

As a child I dreamed of building my own dwelling in the woods and living alone, self-sufficient off the land.  I like people, I really do. I love a good party and I revel in great conversations, but a part of me longs to be secluded. Time alone is important. Does that make me a recluse... Continue Reading →

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA TO TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

Cartagena is hot, I mean really hot, but it is still worth a visit.  I need to remind Jen, my BFF from where we used to work, to take an umbrella on her cruise to Cartagena. It will help shield some of the heat from the sun. This town was our first stop in Colombia.  It's... Continue Reading →

HOUSE SITTING, A NOMAD’S VACATION

Something about getting on a bus headed to a place I have never been with all our belongings on our laps or in the bin overhead simply excites me. I get a giddy feeling and a goofy grin on my face.  However it can also be exhausting moving constantly from place to place.  Sometimes it... Continue Reading →

THE VALLEY IN SHADOWS: VILLA DE LEYVA

A beautiful mountain range runs along the side of town. Behind our house the mountains split and provide a glimpse of a dark valley beyond it.  There are always ominous clouds resting in this crevice making the mountain beyond them appear to be always in shadows. This dark mountain has been calling to me since... Continue Reading →

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