Belize It or Not [San Pedro, Belize]

Sorry for the bad pun, but phrases like that are a dime a dozen in Belize. So as you may have guessed, after our time in Panama we headed over to Belize for the week, spending the majority of our time on the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. If you’ve never been to…

PANAMA!! (Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah)

It only took three years of me talking about Bocas Del Toro for us to finally make it there – only slightly longer than the amount of time it took Krista to get dive certified (which is wild given that that was the reason we became friends). So, after dropping Jeiny off in San Jose,…

We’re Going Down! [Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica]

Sunday was a long travel day after a long weekend, which occurred after yet another long travel day – we passed out immediately after getting to our hostel in Playas del Coco around midnight. It could have been a bit sooner, but the guy in front of us at the car rental agency (we went…

Smoky Mountain Nuptials [Pigeon Forge, Tennessee]

After our galavants in South America it was time to zip on back to the good ‘ol U S of A for two of our besties to make a nestie (aka get married). The wedding was held at a huge cabin that they rented for the wedding party outside of Knoxville in the town known…

Bushwhacking Our Way Out of the [Peruvian Amazon]

It wouldn’t be a very good Amazon exploration without plenty of jungle hikes, so don’t be surprised that we started off day three that way. Despite what the Discovery Channel makes it seem like, wildlife usually does it’s best to stay hidden to avoid being eaten (or more sadly poached), so you’ve got to have…

Just a Wee Bit Sandy [Huacachina, Peru]

It’s been a while since I’ve done any ground transit south of the border so I’d kind of forgotten the mathematical formula for getting anywhere: quoted transit time x 1.5+ = true time. Taking a bus from Lima to Ica was a stark reminder of that. Over six (not four & a half) hours after…

Lost in the Jungle [Peruvian Amazon]

After our escapades in the desert oasis of Huacachina, it was time to head to Iquitos, a city in northern Peru, on the cusp of the Amazon Rainforest. So close, in fact, that during the rainy season part of Iquitos is overtaken by water. We came here to see the famed Amazon and spend a…

The Incaest Inca Trail [Part 2]

While we had completed the hardest day of the trek on day two with umpteen feet of elevation gain and descent, day three would be our longest hike with approximately 9-10 miles (15km) of trekking, depending on which measurement system you use. Fun fact – people are not great at km to miles conversion and…

Amigo! Amigo? ..Amigo??? [Inca Trail, Peru]

What a treat it was to be able to sleep in until 4:45 the morning we set out to hike the 44km of the Inca Trail (also known as the classic trail) leading up to Machu Picchu! We purposefully packed super light because we wanted to put our friendship to the test with four days…