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You’re Invited to My Oktoberfest Birthday!

Don't say I didn't give you enough time to plan. T-Minus 34 days until I hit the big 3-0 and I'm inviting YOU to my birthday party at Oktoberfest. Join us for a few days of beerful events. To be honest, I'm hoping to consume enough to forget that my birthday even really happened and… Continue reading You’re Invited to My Oktoberfest Birthday!

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Tattoos: Permanent Reminders of our Latin American Adventure

For those of you who don’t know - when I was 18, I worked as counter help for a known tattoo shop in Austin, Texas for 3 years. Having said that, I know what to look for when it comes to quality work and a safe, clean environment. I wasn’t about to compromise my health… Continue reading Tattoos: Permanent Reminders of our Latin American Adventure

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Buenos Aires MUST HAVE: Mapa Interactivo

If I could pass on one piece of advice - that was given to me - for people going to Buenos Aires, it would be to check out the Mapa Interactivo - the interactive map of Buenos Aires. Do you need to get from one side of the city to another and are not familiar… Continue reading Buenos Aires MUST HAVE: Mapa Interactivo

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Geek Alert: Dinosaur Museum in Sucre, Bolivia

When I was in the 4th grade, Jurassic Park came out and rocked our world. I was one of the millions of kids who heartily exclaimed, "I want to be a paleontologist!" with a little too much glee. Hey, I think Shaun was doing that too. I'm not the only one. Regardless, I find myself… Continue reading Geek Alert: Dinosaur Museum in Sucre, Bolivia

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Travel Tech Tips: Resolve That DNS

Have you ever gotten frustrated with a technical issue? No? Me neither. Well, this newest segment is for all the other people who occasionally can't fight the urge to take a baseball bat to their computer when things go awry. So to help prevent further damage to your their electronics, let's jump in to the first installment… Continue reading Travel Tech Tips: Resolve That DNS

Cali
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The Six Dances of Cali, Colombia

I come from a very generic American background. There really isn’t any single country that I can claim as my heritage as my distant relatives mixed with other nationalities as often as they could. Well, every European, caucasian nation, that is. Likely because of this, I don’t have a dancing or even generic rhythm gene… Continue reading The Six Dances of Cali, Colombia

Christmas abroad
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Our First Christmas Abroad: Colombia

Forget Santa Claus. This year we have baby Jesus zipping around the world delivering Christmas. You know, I kinda like it. At least it has something to do with the religious aspect of the season. Welcome to our first Christmas abroad. Yes, while it is 2am on Christmas Eve, I can't quite get to bed.… Continue reading Our First Christmas Abroad: Colombia

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Our Newest Endeavor: The Launch of BOARDER-LESS.com

***FAST FORWARD TO BOGOTA, COLOMBIA*** Little kids surrounded us with wide eyed curiosity as we made our way up a concrete ramp at the San Cristobal Sur public skatepark in Bogota, Colombia. Greetings were abound and once they learned Shaun’s name it would be shrieked at him  across the park. For some of them, Shaun… Continue reading Our Newest Endeavor: The Launch of BOARDER-LESS.com

Chocolate Tour
Central America, Information, Photography, Travel

Chocolate – Breakfast of Champions

Yes, there seems to be a pattern here. I seem to post multiple posts on either tacos al pastor or chocolate. Can you blame me? We found ourselves on a chocolate tour in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Seeing the process from start to finish was nothing like I expected. Hell, I didn’t even know chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate – Breakfast of Champions

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Central America, Information, Travel

Road Warriors: Traveling Through Central America

I had to write this post. I had to write this to let you know exactly what you are getting into when you are traveling through Central America by bus. I thought chicken buses were slow due to the fact they pick up every person who flags then down on the side of the road.… Continue reading Road Warriors: Traveling Through Central America

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Myths of Scuba Diving

Since Erica and I became PADI certified, many people have asked us to confirm/deny rumors and myths that they’ve often heard about regarding scuba diving. Because of the sheer volume of these requests, I figured it would be best to answer all these questions at once in a post. So, without further ado, here are… Continue reading Myths of Scuba Diving

managua
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Scams to Know: Nicaragua

I was going to continue my attempt at doing an HDR photograph a week until we came across some disturbing news this week. Two sets of couples we know have been robbed in and around Managua over the past 2-3 weeks. Normally I give a location the benefit of the doubt but this is just… Continue reading Scams to Know: Nicaragua

utila
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How To: Break Into a Utilian House Like a Pro

Disclaimer: These steps should not be followed unless you have received permission from the homeowner (in this case, Talon from 1 Dad 1 Kid while in Utila, Honduras) to gain entry to the premises by any means necessary. It is also written assuming you have no tools (just like MacGyver or Chuck Norris [err scratch… Continue reading How To: Break Into a Utilian House Like a Pro

San Francisco El Alto
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El Mercado San Francisco El Alto, Guatemala

Knowing that we were going to spend a fair amount of time living in Xela, we wanted to explore all that the neighboring cities had to offer as well. To do so, we got in contact with Adrenalina Tours. This company piqued our interest due to the fact that they solely work with local people… Continue reading El Mercado San Francisco El Alto, Guatemala

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Chocolate Should Be a Food Group – Oaxaca, Mexico

There are a few ‘when in Rome’ moments you need to partake in when you travel and chocolate in Oaxaca is one of them. Even you chocolate-is-okay-but-I’d-rather-consume-other-foodstuffs people will appreciate it. Sure, chocolate is delicious but think about the fact that you are also partaking in the preservation of an old Aztec recipe. They used… Continue reading Chocolate Should Be a Food Group – Oaxaca, Mexico