Swimming with Sharks in Coiba

I was 90 feet (27 meters) underwater and struggling to pull air in through my regulator.  I told myself to calm down. I knew my anxiety was the contributing issue.  People die from letting fear take over.  I knew I needed to fight this fear and I wanted to conquer it.

I’ve Fallen in Love Again, Boquete Panama

Boquete Panama The hooves of the horse under me made a rhythmic clop and pine needles shuffled below us.  Mist covered the valley in the distance.  The mountains were lush with their shades of green.  A breeze caressed my skin and the smell of pine filled me with pleasure.  This mountain in Panama is capturing my heart... Continue Reading →

69 Days in Costa Rica

Cost Rica has much to offer and beautiful places to see.  Even though it is more expensive than Nicaragua, we were still able to average a spend of only $32 a day for both of us combined.   This includes all of our living expenses except health insurance.   The map below shows the places that we... Continue Reading →

My 5 Favorite Things in Leon, Nicaragua

Here's a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua.  We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take a break from travelling.  We were able to attend cultural events like La Purisima, and a Nicaraguan New Year celebration, but for the most part we just took it easy. 1.  Sopa de leche Literally... Continue Reading →

Sixty Feet Underwater in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

The pain in my ears was greater than any pressure I have ever felt on a flight.  My eyes seemed to be bulging as if they were going to come out of their sockets and my throat was constricting.  I was 30 feet (10 meters) underwater and desperate to return to the surface to breathe. Just Breath I signaled... Continue Reading →

Strays of Nicaragua

The look of hope in her eyes broke my heart. Just a moment ago she lay there sleeping in the dust. A tan coat stretched over her hip bones and ribs. Ears twitched as she dreamt. I waited on the bench nearby till she opened her eyes. She looked around sadly till I moved toward... Continue Reading →

Threats and Accidents on Beautiful Ometepe, Nicaragua

The bike slid and I saw it all happen in slow motion.  As our bodies approached the dusty rocky road surface I knew that we would lose a bit of skin. Before I could think any further, we got really intimate with the beautiful island of Ometepe, skin to gravel. The island is composed of two beautiful... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of a Nomad on Big Corn Island

The island provides a backdrop for people's lives to intertwine and create moments that, though ephemeral, enriches our lives with the lasting memories that they provide. Perhaps this is true for any place we go to, and each of our experiences is a unique combination of the interactions we have with the people there, more than the attractions that the place has.

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