They came by the busloads- patrons, shop owners, revelers and travelers alike. During Semana Santa (Holy Week), if you're near the water, expect it to get a bit more crowded and fast. Gambling games (where they slyly rob you blind), B.B. gun shooting games, merry-go-rounds, bumper cars, and vendors crowd the streets to claim their… Continue reading Photo Essay: A Semana Santa Carnival on the Rio Dulce, Guatemala
The weeks fly by so quickly when I see the progress on our 365 Days Project. I can't believe that we're already in the 80s. This past week was spent in Livingston, Guatemala, into San Ignacio, Belize, and into Chetumal and Tulum, Mexico. I can't remember the last time we have moved so quickly! I'm… Continue reading Week In Review – 365 Days Project: 83-89
I can't believe we spent almost 3 weeks in Rio Dulce. Besides dogsitting and boatsitting, I can't quite put my finger on what exactly we did. I had just suffered an incredible blow to my self esteem in the internet world and had been slowly nursing my mental health back up after being at one… Continue reading Photo Friday: Instagram Dreams of Rio Dulce, Guatemala
“Have you been to the hot springs yet?” “Have you checked out Finca Paraiso?” “You must go to our hot springs! It is the best thing to do around here!” We were bombarded with “demands” to head out to the hot springs waterfall by the locals, expats, and old salts we found ourselves drinking beer… Continue reading Hot Springs Waterfall at Finca Paraiso
We received many questions about exactly what we were doing in Rio Dulce, Guatemala on a boat. Through a very serendipitous affair via friends in Austin, we were introduced to the trio at So Many Beaches - L, D & K (the dog). We were asked if we were interested in boatsitting and dogsitting for… Continue reading I’m On A Boat (Sitting Gig)!
It was nice to be unplugged this past week. It really forced me to slow down and realize how much social media was consuming my life during my travels. I was determined to keep up with our 365 days project though. In case you missed some of our pictures from last week, here is our… Continue reading Weekly Round Up – 365 Days Project: 76-82
We've come a long way, baby! After celebrating our 2 year "on the road" anniversary, it is really amazing to see how much we have grown. Experiences, mistakes, and general blunders have given us an invaluable database of knowledge - especially when it comes to packing. Our most recent trip has us spending a month… Continue reading Our Essential Beach Packing List
Perfect weather. Perfect water. Perfect white sand. Perfect little islands with palm trees and coconuts on the ground. Sailing through the San Blas islands in Panama was perfection. I couldn't believe what was in front of my eyes. This was only supposed to exist in storybooks filled with tales of the Swiss Family Robinson and… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – San Blas Islands, Panama
I always have had a sneaky suspicion that I was a pirate in a past life. Sure, my obsession may have started with One Eyed Willy from The Goonies, but that is besides the point. Sailing to Colombia was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I learned that I’m truly a… Continue reading Sailing to Colombia on the High Seas
We had chosen our sailing base camp as Puerto Lindo due to the number of boats leaving to Colombia. What we didn't know beforehand is that the town did not have internet and I had failed to let my friends and loved ones know that we were about to be out of touch for a… Continue reading A Lesson of Humility: Puerto Lindo, Panama
Yes, we’re one of those annoying people that will go out of their way to experience World Wonders. You know, remember the Grand Canyon and Volcan Paricutin? Yeah, we were stoked about the Panama Canal. The first thing someone should know about when trying to see it is that unless you’re with a tour group,… Continue reading World Wonder Collecting: Panama Canal
When we stepped foot onto Utila-like Bocas del Toro, Panama, I think I must have lost 8 years or so of my life on the water taxi. I was 21 again and for some reason wanting to re-live those years. Or maybe it was because we had spent a month and a half in the… Continue reading Non-Stop Partying in Bocas del Toro, Panama
We found ourselves in the awesome dusty town of Puerto Viejo during our last rendezvous with Costa Rica. This entire town was founded on tourism and I’m happy to say that it isn’t quite oversaturated... yet. See it while you can. A bit of a Caribbean vibe mixed with the Costa Rican “pura vida” will… Continue reading Photo Essay: Hangin’ in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
The perfect Zapatilla Cay. It is like heaven on earth in Panama. Can it get any better than this?
This is the second part of a two part series. We were offered the opportunity to participate in Gecko Trail Adventures popular 3 in 1 tour in Puerto Viejo. Due to the sheer awesomeness of this tour, I couldn’t justify putting all of it in just one post. What I didn’t know going into our… Continue reading More Chocolate and Waterfalls in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica