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 … Read more
I heard a scratching sound, close by. I reached for my phone under my pillow. It was 1AM. The scratching continued and was accompanied by the crinkling sound of a plastic bag. I turned on the phone’s flashlight and pointed it toward the noise above our heads. It was a large, might I say very large roach, … Read more
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 … Read more
You can live on $22 a day (for a couple) and see the country of Nicaragua. Here are eight great areas to see. Included are a few tips to save money. As rain plays music off the steel deck of our ship and droplets break the smooth waves all around us I lean back sipping … Read more
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 … Read more
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. OMETEPE ISLAND The island is composed … Read more
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.
“You will get sick,” they said. “Last year, one of the little boats capsized and a lot of people died,” one gentleman told me the morning we were leaving Granada. Others at that hostel suggested that we really should fly to our destination. They’ve heard too many horror stories about the sea journey. Many of … Read more
I am learning more every day that we need a whole lot less than we think we need. I’m also humbled by the overabundance of what we actually have. We met many wonderful people this past week as we worked in the little mountain town of Waslala. REPLACING HOMES OF PLASTIC I’ll never forget … Read more