North America, Photography

Road Trips: Look Out the Freaking Window

This is part of the #WinosOnTheRoad trip series with Diana of D Travels 'Round as we drive across country to start her new chapter in life. I wrapped my arms around Shaun and refused to let go. My hands entangled themselves around the bottom of his shirt. I inhaled into his chest deeply. While we… Continue reading Road Trips: Look Out the Freaking Window

North America, Travel

It Feels Like Keystone was a Dream

After a total of 17 and a half hours of driving, Shaun and I made it to Keystone, Colorado in a weird dream -like state. Did we really just convince ourselves it was okay to drive to and from Keystone (from Austin, Texas) in a 4 day weekend? I'm starting to be concerned at the… Continue reading It Feels Like Keystone was a Dream

Hometown Tourism, North America

Hometown Tourism: Barton Springs Full Moon Swim

“Aroooooooo!” Hundreds of wolf howls could be heard echoing across the hillside and close buildings. Either we’re surrounded by a pack of animals or a pack of crazy mad men. I guess in Austin you’re a little more likely to find the latter. Welcome to the Full Moon swim at the Barton Springs pool in… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Barton Springs Full Moon Swim

Hometown Tourism, Music, North America

Revival Fest – Lookin’ Forward to The Reverend

***Before scrolling down any more, please keep in mind that there are gogo dancers pictured below in very little clothing. If you are at work and viewing this, please keep this in mind.*** The sun was sizzling, the beer was cold, the turkey legs were roasting, and my chest was thumping due to the massive… Continue reading Revival Fest – Lookin’ Forward to The Reverend

Chips and Salsa
Food, Hometown Tourism, North America

Getting My TexMex Groove Back Or How Erica Gained a Bajillion Pounds Coming Home

I love that my titles for blog posts are getting longer and longer. So the one question I got on the road often was, “What food do you miss the most since you have been on the road so long?” The answer has always been the same. TEXMEX For those of you who live in… Continue reading Getting My TexMex Groove Back Or How Erica Gained a Bajillion Pounds Coming Home

North America

An Important First: Erica is a Sportsfan?

The awesome thing about travel is that you get to fill your life with a series of firsts on your life list. First scuba dive. First insect eaten. First bout with altitude sickness. First condor. There is a side of me that has caught me by surprise. I somehow, mysteriously, LOVE to watch baseball games… Continue reading An Important First: Erica is a Sportsfan?

North America, Photography

Catching up on Culture – Funny Cats

During our hermitage in Phoenix, Arizona, there were times of distress, sadness, and confusion as we started settling back in as American citizens. I’m not sure if I told you how we met our friends Nena and Shane of Phoenix, Arizona. 7 or 8 years ago Shaun and I met Nena while playing World of… Continue reading Catching up on Culture – Funny Cats

North America, Thoughts, Travel

Our Hermitage in Phoenix, Arizona

I can’t believe a year passed that quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we were nervously boarding our flight to Puerto Vallarta. Were we making the right decision? Apparently so! And yet 18 hours after we left Buenos Aires we found ourselves in the scorching, dry, heat of Phoenix, Arizona. This is, of course,… Continue reading Our Hermitage in Phoenix, Arizona

Mexico
North America, Travel, Video

Episode 7 – Momentos: Mexico

We have finally left Mexico and to sum it up in a video just doesn't do our experiences justice. Regardless, I compiled all 11 weeks of footage into a video that I'm terribly in love with. This is probably my most favorite video to date and I hope that you will enjoy it as much… Continue reading Episode 7 – Momentos: Mexico

Akumal
North America, Travel

Akumal, Mexico – Day Trip Awesomeness

Nestled between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, this little jewel (whose name means “place of the turtles” in Mayan) is just a short colectivo ride from either city. Overpower a small child, take their snorkel gear, and head to Akumal, Mexico - one of the best day trips we’ve taken thus far. Once you’ve acquired… Continue reading Akumal, Mexico – Day Trip Awesomeness

cenote
North America, Photography, Travel

Cenote Azul – The Start of My Love for Cenotes

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I, Erica, am a huge wuss with a giant list of fears. Jaime from Breakaway Backpacker got annoyed at me a few times as I refused to dive into a lake in Flores, Guatemala (fear of drowning and I can't hold my… Continue reading Cenote Azul – The Start of My Love for Cenotes

North America, Story, Travel

Playa del Carmen vs. Over Yonderlust

There isn't really a better way to describe our initial experiences in Playa del Carmen other than saying we got off to a rocky start on the wrong foot after getting up on the wrong side of the bed. We wandered from the colectivo stop to the crowded hostel we were going to spend the… Continue reading Playa del Carmen vs. Over Yonderlust

Tulum
North America, Photography, Travel

Tulum, Mexico – Not Just Another City for Ruins

No matter how boring or amazing a location is, your experience can always be affected one way or another by the company you keep. In the case of Tulum, Mexico, a beautiful landscape + awesome people = an unforgettable time. When visiting Tulum, you have a few options as to where you stay. First, there… Continue reading Tulum, Mexico – Not Just Another City for Ruins

Belize
North America, Travel, Video

Episode 6 – Snorkeling Belize

It had been 7 years since the last time Shaun and I went snorkeling. We were looking forward to trying it out again since the last time we tried on our honeymoon in Barbados we nearly drowned (long story)... so when we got to Belize I was a bit concerned. I can say without a… Continue reading Episode 6 – Snorkeling Belize

Belize
North America, Travel, Video

Episode 5 – Momentos: Belize

We are currently still unplugged in our super secret location! 😀 If you can give us some link sharing love, it would be much appreciated as we should be back in contact on the 28th of June. But in the mean time, we will bring you a bit of Belize to get you through your… Continue reading Episode 5 – Momentos: Belize