I Bet it Translates to Tantalizing [Tantalo / Panama City, Panama]

Wondering what there is to do in Panama City?! Well, actually a lot. I was quite surprised to find out it is like.. a real city after having ventured through many-a Latin & South American capitals that I have been generally happy to leave right after touching down. While the skyline made me think Miami,…

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…

Shark Bait Ho Ha Ha! [Playa Del Carmen, Mexico]

When I decided to move to the UK in December of 2020, the country was just coming out of its second national lockdown and things were starting to look a lot like CHRIStmas (literally and figuratively). So, while the US struggled with how to stop a president from using Twitter, I moved to what I…

What I learned from a near-Nicaraguan-Shuttle-Heist

I awoke to a polite ushering from the vehicle that I thought would be my makeshift bed for the day. We got my favorite Latin American lunch combo: plantains & cheese. And we almost fell victim to the most polite robbery of all time. None of us were on our game the day after SJDS’s…

“Si, se puede!” [Cozumel, Mexico]

A tale of endurance and bathing in hand sanitizer If we’d played ‘never have I ever’ on November 21, here are a few things I could have said.. Never had I ever been stung by a jellyfish.Or swam more than 1.5 miles. Never had I ever ridden this bike.Or ridden any bike for more than…

Is it glitter or gravel? [San Juan Del Sur and León, Nicaragua]

My family stopped celebrating Christmas in the typical American fashion five years ago. Instead of an overdone ceremonial gift exchange, we craft delicious food together on that day and plan a family trip somewhere. It’s all about spending time together filling up our relationship piggy banks, rather than emptying the real ones. In 2018, I…

The Travel Bug [Costa Rica]

I have always loved travel. From a young age, I was fortunate enough to have a family that took vacations almost every year. Often times our vacations amounted to a cruise from Florida or Puerto Rico to the the Caribbean. My family took us on cruises so often that I already have lifetime Diamond status…

Not all those who wander are Lost Iguanas [Lake Atitlán, Guatemala]

Chris & I made a pact when we started our new project that we would stick out 5 years at the company, garnering the ever-coveted month-long sabbatical, and then quit to travel. The main reason for enduring 2.5 more years of willing enslavement was the same one everyone sites: money. Through wit & good fortune,…