As we sit here waiting for our friend to pick us up and take us to the airport, I can't help but focus on that sickly feeling of bundled nerves in my stomach. The butterflies have turned into a mass of locusts and I can't believe we're about to head out on another big trip.… Continue reading The New NEW Packing List
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 think this looks like the right place. Looks dive bar-y enough to be it for sure.” We walked into The Brothers with confidence. It was going to be a good night. Dim… Continue reading Omaha, Nebraska: King of Dive Bars?
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
We had escaped it up until this point. You know, the bureaucracy of getting important things done in Argentina. We had avoided the long lines going out of the bank. We didn’t have to wait 2 years for paperwork and bank stuff like our friends did in Salta. We had emerged scott free. Or so… Continue reading Oh yeah, that is sooooooo Argentina.
Being in La Paz during Carnaval time was a bit overwhelming. The markets are packed to the brim with people trying to buy clown masks, foam, tiaras, and whatever costume they were planning on donning to the festivities. Unfortunately for us, the main market was on the same street as the tour company that we… Continue reading Pickpocketed in La Paz Bolivia
For 2012, Shaun and I will be trying a different kind of writing for some posts... known as Erica and Shaun type like they would talk posts. So, for our first one, here we go. Feedback would be appreciated on if you would like to see this more in the future. Add “Riding a Chiva… Continue reading Chivas in Colombia: Crazy in a Tin Can – Over Yonderlust
Guest Post: Thank you so much to Will for writing this brilliant piece about the other side of the coin - when traveling doesn't always work out for the couple involved. We have always been super concerned about other couples wanting to try out the same thing, knowing how difficult it can be. Read on,… Continue reading Guest Post: How Travelling Tore Us Apart: The Pitfalls of Moving Abroad with a Loved One
This is a continuation of the Cuba series - they will be making sporadic appearances over the next few weeks. 🙂 If it wasn't for 1dad1kid we would have come to the Cuban airport completely unprepared for what we were getting ourselves into. I’m not talking about the plush, chic interiors of Virgin Airlines... Cuba… Continue reading In Communist Cuba, the Plane Lands You…
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
Though I thought that we loved Puerto Vallarta, nothing could prepare me for how refreshing Sayulita Mexico was. While it is quite the touristy surfer town, the pace is so much more relaxed and slow. Not to mention, we aren’t swarmed by the people on the beach asking us to buy something from them. Shaun… Continue reading Wake Up Call in Sayulita Mexico
My original plan for today's post was going to be summing up our preparation and last minute details of our current round the world trip (currently 20 hours in!). So you guys know that Shaun and I have issues with being harassed by American law enforcement. During our Burning Man road trip we were harassed… Continue reading Nothing like a bit of Border Patrol to start your RTW
It was July of 2008 and we walked up to our hostel in Hiroshima, Japan, sweaty, sticky, and tired. Why did we decide that coming to Japan during the summer was a good idea? Oh yeah, I guess it was the only opportunity we had to join our friend during his last month of summer… Continue reading Finding Forgiveness in Hiroshima
For a country that has such a hard stance on drug possession and intent to sell, you would not believe the amount of times that Shaun and I were propositioned for a sale during our honeymoon in Barbados. Even going around a roundabout in our moke at 30mph we had people shouting at us through… Continue reading Being Set Up During Our Honeymoon in Barbados
Back in January I had the opportunity to partake in yet another burlesque road trip with burlesque beauty and bestie, Jolie Ampere Goodnight. While I was hoping to make a break into the burlesque and pin up industry before we left on our trip, I have to take a step back to make sure our… Continue reading Burlesque Road Trip 2
I would just like to start out by saying that this is a terribly mushy tale. For those of you who are squeamish about romance and love stories, I would suggest leaving now. 😛 This is our story of love and travel. Honestly, I didn’t think about even telling this story until I was having… Continue reading For Love and Travel