Ometepe
Central America, Travel, Video

Episode 13 – Momentos: Nicaragua (and Happy Bday to Erica!)

We left Nicaragua in somewhat of a rush so we don't have too much footage, however, Shaun and I did rent a dirt bike on Ometepe and got the opportunity to bring our camera with us. Join us as we make our way across the bumpy, personality ridden roads of Isla Ometepe in Nicaragua. It… Continue reading Episode 13 – Momentos: Nicaragua (and Happy Bday to Erica!)

Tamarindo
Central America, Photography, Travel

Photo Friday: HDR – Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Spent a day trip going down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica this past week. Seems to be a beginning surfer haven. While it can be quite the tourist trap (you would not believe the demographic shift here), the waves are freaking awesome. I wish we had more time to get a little bit of surfing in… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Ometepe
Central America, Photography, Thoughts, Travel

Abra Los Ojos en Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

The water lapped deliciously at the ferry, it was hot on that summer day. We looked out the side of the boat longingly at the little kids jumping off the pier into the water. As the sun beat down on us the boat finally lurched forward, the weight obviously leaning to the left. No worries,… Continue reading Abra Los Ojos en Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

Granada
Central America, Photography, Travel

Pit Stop in Granada, Nicaragua

We arrived in Granada somewhat unprepared and very unexpectedly. After learning that four of our friends had been robbed a knife point in Managua, we made it a point to get out of there quite quickly. We flipped open our trusty guidebook and went with what looked decent. Umm... yeah, sure. Granada sounds good. Most… Continue reading Pit Stop in Granada, Nicaragua

Playas del Coco
Photography, Travel

Photo Friday: HDR – Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

This one is for you Abby from The Jungle Princess! This is our home for the next few weeks - Coco, Costa Rica, or Playas del Coco (according the the buses!). For those of you who were asking for a picture of the pirate ship hanging out in the bay, you can kinda see it… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

scuba diving
Information, Thoughts, Travel

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

Utila
Central America, Travel, Video

Episode 12 – Momentos: Utila, Honduras

It initially started as a 4 day trek up to Utila to get our open water and then head down to Nicaragua. Four weeks later we finally left the island. While we normally provide videos to sum up an entire country, the only part we really got to experience of Honduras was Utila. So while… Continue reading Episode 12 – Momentos: Utila, Honduras

Ometepe
Central America, Photography, Travel

Photo Friday: HDR – Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

We just left Nicaragua last week but as we were leaving Isla de Ometepe, I gave the beautiful island a photography kill goodbye. I had no clue that I would fall in love so quickly with Isla Ometepe and the quirky little hippy towns that exist. Enjoy my new obsession with HDR - this time… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

scuba diving
Central America, Travel

Dolphins, Buoyancy, and Naked People – Utila, Honduras

As a little girl I have always been fascinated with the natural world. For years and years I considered going to veterinary school just so I would be able to help animals on a more intimate level. It was only until my Tio Art proceeded to tell me that I would have to stick my… Continue reading Dolphins, Buoyancy, and Naked People – Utila, Honduras

Utila
Central America, Travel, Video

Episode 11 – Scuba in Utila, Honduras

If you guys already didn't know, we spent the last month in Utila, Honduras hanging out with 1 Dad, 1 Kid and getting both Open Water and Advanced Open Water from the Bay Islands College of Diving. They are super professional and I was happy to utilize the only indoor training pool (and the best… Continue reading Episode 11 – Scuba in Utila, Honduras

managua
Central America, Information, Thoughts, Travel

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
Central America, Photography, Travel

Photo Essay: Alice in Wonderland on Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

People always ask me what the hell we managed to do on an island where all there is to do is dive (which we did a lot of in Utila, don't get me wrong). If you look around you there is plenty to see and explore. While you may find yourself at Treetanic Bar multiple… Continue reading Photo Essay: Alice in Wonderland on Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

utila
Central America, Food, Review, Travel

Coffee, Coffee, Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink – Until…

I was really looking forward to dazzling my palate with the Central American coffee I knew and loved from home. As we entered Guatemala, I sat there drooling, thinking of all the wonderful treats I was about to consume. There is one thing horribly wrong with that thought: Almost all the drinkable coffee made in… Continue reading Coffee, Coffee, Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink – Until…

utila
Central America, Information, Travel

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

guatemala
Central America, Travel, Video

Episode 10 – Momentos: Guatemala

We made it to the big 1-0! It only took me 48+ hours of straight uploading from our small room on a Honduran wifi connection but gosh darn it, I got it up! We spent almost a month in Guatemala and what a busy one it was. As promised - I take your suggestions very… Continue reading Episode 10 – Momentos: Guatemala