MACHU PICCHU HIKE: WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS DON’T TELL YOU

We awoke before the alarm rang and hurriedly prepared our small daypack with food and clothes for the next couple days. Our big packs would be left behind in Cusco for this adventure. We were supposed to leave Cusco, Peru at 7 AM to be followed by a six-hour bus ride to hydroelectrica. Our guide... 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 →

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.... Click the title to read more

HOW TO PACK FOR TWO YEARS

A little over one year ago we decided to sell everything we owned except what would fit in our two backpacks and take off to travel the world, as light as possible.   Over the next eight months that followed we quit our jobs, sold our stuff including cars, a motorcycle, our home and just about... 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 →

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. OMETEPE ISLAND The island is composed... Continue Reading →

THE TREACHEROUS JOURNEY TO CORN ISLANDS

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... Continue Reading →

HOMES OF PLASTIC

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... Continue Reading →

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