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 [...]

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 [...]

Rolling with the Chicken Bus

Nicaragua

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Rolling with the Chicken Bus

Most everyone who has spent time in central america has had the luxury of riding the local bus system, known fondly throughout all the region as the chicken bus. Look familiar? The majority are old American school buses- the ones you rode to school as a child. Little of the interior has changed, and for [...]

Nicaragua- it's different now.

Nicaragua

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Nicaragua- it’s different now.

After a highly televised history of conflict and violence, Nicaragua is on the verge of becoming the next big thing for travelers. Already, it’s a lovely, gratifying tourist destination. Many in the know are already here, enjoying the sublime views, sunshine, and outdoor adventures this country has to offer. Which is partially why we’ve been [...]

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 [...]

A sailor & a shot of rum

Panama

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A sailor & a shot of rum

A Sailor. A Bar. It’s time for stories. “I got kicked out of Honduras because they thought I was CIA!”. Having no immediate response to this, I bit the inside of my cheek and blankly stared at him. I squinted my eyes as if I was taking this information in as factual. He looked at [...]

Updates from Red Frog Beach

Panama

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Updates from Red Frog Beach

It’s been two weeks and I am sick of sand getting in our tent. That musty smell of your clothes when they reside in a high humidity environment for far too long. My ankles are covered in sand fly bites- the bugs here are relentless. I’ve discovered that I no longer have a fear of [...]

Boquette

Panama

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Boquette

Sometimes a brief trip through an unexpected place brings along with it some writer’s block. Our two and half day stop in Boquette was one of those stops. Originally planning to stop in David for one night on our way to Bocas del Toro, we ended up catching a ride with some friends and happily [...]