REFLECTIONS AND RAMBLINGS ON ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL

Hi there.  This is Trinity.  I’m one-half of 43BlueDoors, and resident (so to speak) editor, proof-reader and occasional writer.  Bonnie, the other half of 43BlueDoors, chief writer, editor-in-chief, and essentially my chief person, is taking a break from writing this week.  Requisite Update We are still working with the Dunamis Foundation working on odd jobs... 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

FEAR AND A WRONG TURN: OTAVALO, ECUADOR

I was scared, I was really scared.  I never wanted to be the novice hiker that needed to be rescued.  Then I wondered, do they even do that here in Ecuador?  I was standing on a slanted ledge looking up at the wall in front of me that I needed to scale.  Below me were... Continue Reading →

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN COLOMBIA

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... Continue Reading →

I ATE AN ANT AND FLEW OFF A CLIFF

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

HOUSE SITTING, A NOMAD’S VACATION

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... Continue Reading →

THE VALLEY IN SHADOWS: 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... Continue Reading →

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