Machu Picchu: What the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

Machu Picchu

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 … Read more Machu Picchu: What the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

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

Swimming with Sharks in Coiba

Coiba diving

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

Bonnie and Trin with backpacks

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 … Read more How To Pack For Two Years

My 5 Favorite Things In Leon, Nicaragua

Leon Street Art

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 My 5 Favorite Things In Leon, Nicaragua

Threats And Accidents On Beautiful Ometepe

Volcano on Ometepe

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 Threats And Accidents On Beautiful Ometepe

The Treacherous Journey To Corn Islands

Sitting in a palm tree on the beach of Big Corn Island

“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 The Treacherous Journey To Corn Islands

Homes Of Plastic – Waslala Nica

Building homes in Nica

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 Homes Of Plastic – Waslala Nica

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