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 … Read more

How to Travel for Less Than $5,000 a Year

Corn Island Nicaragua

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

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 … Read more

The Most Beautiful Place in Colombia

Cocora Valley

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 … Read more

I Ate an Ant and Flew off a Cliff in San Gil

Chicamocha Canyon

We had such a great time hanging out with Améliane and Iloa whom we met in Guadalupe.  We were delighted to find out that they were headed to San Gil which happens to be our next destination as well. SAN GIL, COLOMBIA San Gil is a town known for adventure sports.  It was a nice … Read more

Riding with Chickens on a Tailgate to a Hidden Gem of Colombia


I sat squeezed into a truck bed equipped with tiny benches.  The vinyl roof was stretched over the roll bars, with the sides rolled up for airflow.  Our packs were strapped on top of the truck, something we generally don’t do. This time we felt comfortable with it since Trin would be standing on the open … Read more

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 … Read more

Cartagena, Colombia to Tayrona National Park

Tayrona 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 … Read more

House Sitting, a Nomad’s Vacation

House sitting in Villa de Leyva

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 … Read more

The Valley in Shadows: Villa De Leyva

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 … Read more

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