Panama in Summary

Panama

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Panama in Summary

What we did: A bit over a month of overland travel from Colon (where the ship let us off), traveling north. This was our first stop in a country where we had virtually no plans whatsoever prior to arriving. As we learned, this really opened us up to any opportunity that arose, and it ended [...]

Climbing Mt Patutu

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Climbing Mt Patutu

Slightly pushing our budget isn’t hard here on the south island. As a cost cutting measure, we decided to opt with as many free camp sites as possible. Choosing a free campground across the street from the ocean seemed like a good start. Luckily it calmed our worries about the state of the free sites: [...]

Resort Life

Thanks to a generous gift from some friends back at home, we’re living the good life for our first three nights here in Fiji. After five weeks of lumpy foam mattresses and bunk beds, we find ourselves in the ultimate lap of luxury- which we’ve adjusted quite well to. Checking in at our resort on [...]

Fiji Arrivals Gate

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Fiji Arrivals Gate

Loaded on an archaic plane filled with glossy eyed honeymooners bound for island paradise, Dave and I found ourselves struggling with a second long haul flight in less than three days. Furthermore, the change from Aeromexico to Air Pacific was a drastic one- a freezing cabin, tiny cardboard-like seats and really bad wine were a [...]

Brazil in Summary

What we did: 35 Days in Brazil, mainly covering the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and Bahia Where we went: 7 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 12 nights in Buzios and Cabo Frio, 1 night in Tiradente, 1 night in Belo Horizonte, 4 nights in Salvador, 4 in Morro de Sao Paulo, 6 [...]

New Years Day in Big Sur

My 7 years in Portland has been tangled by a not-so-secret long distance love affair. Ever since photographs of the Post Ranch Inn came across my inbox, i’ve harbored an obsession with Big Sur– often contemplating my escape into her arms while working away in my cubicle.  A visit on New Years Day seemed appropriate [...]

Pre-Trip

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To my former self, should you ever read this

Looking back on our 2 years of planning and budgeting, I am constantly amazed by how far we have come. As I’ve said before, we are new people when it comes to financial planning and responsibility, and it is unarguably one of the best things that ever happened to us. Now with our trip lingering [...]

The Next Big Leap.

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The Next Big Leap.

Three weeks and countless hours later, we just closed the door of our vacant house. It looks entirely different from the condo we moved into 6 years ago. Every corner has been updated and personalized, pondered over, and redesigned. I’m going to try not to sound overdramatic when I say I feel like i’m going [...]