Memoirs from a Collectivo

Guatemala, USA

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Memoirs from a Collectivo

Our time is wrapping up, and I find myself writing less– trying to take everything in, racing to the final places I feel I have to see. I start posts, and never finish them– find them a week later and then never upload them. This is one of those posts… I’m savoring things I wouldn’t [...]

Helping Hands: Travels with Doug & Dave

Belize, Mexico

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Helping Hands: Travels with Doug & Dave

We’ve developed a problem with border crossings over the last month. In short, we were kicked off our direct bus to Belize City at the Mexico border because we hadn’t paid our FMM card. Oops. When I looked online for information on leaving Mexico, the official website clearly stated ‘there is no exit tax’. But [...]

Back to Backpacking

Mexico

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Back to Backpacking

We are sitting in a hostel in Tulum, having newly checked in, and reflecting on our last two weeks of vacationing in Playa. Traveling the world is an amazing, wonderful thing, but taking a break for a good vacation is a fulfilling reminder of what else is out there. We lived the good life in [...]

Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

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Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Because it has become a tradition for us in Central America, Dave and I crossed the Belize/Mexico border after dark, on foot, and without having exchanged currency. How this keeps happening, I don’t understand, but at least it makes for a good story… Guatemala to Mexico. It seemed like an easy enough trip until we [...]

Finca paraiso

Our time traveling has sent us to many unexpected places, but until today, never have we traveled far out of our way to complete a single hike. However, we have learned that Guatemala’s intricate landscape has so many treasures hidden within it. Traveling for a day to see a single spectacle is a task quite [...]

Antigua- bring a jacket.

Guatemala

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Antigua- bring a jacket.

Bumpy roadways and the cold crisp air indicative of a drastic change in altitude welcomed us to to Antigua. Arguably the most popular city amongst tourists in Guatemala, the trip from El Salvador’s beaches took only 6 hours. The change in environment is so noteworthy, it feels like we must have been on the road [...]

At home on the Pacific

Midway through Christmas day we finally made it out to the beach. After sleeping off a long day of bus rides in San Salvador, the two short hops out to the coast on a chicken bus felt like nothing. The bus crept up a big hill and suddenly the ocean sprang up out of nowhere. [...]

A Christmas Eve Debacle

El Salvador

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A Christmas Eve Debacle

We’ve spent the last few months of our adventures lazily creeping from town to town, enjoying the lightness that comes with having no plans and nowhere to be. Which is why the sudden realization that Christmas was to be in four days was a surprise. The news crashed into our heads as we stood at [...]