Gerry Went Out in Style [Turkish Roadtrip Part 2]

Aaaaand were finally back for the latter half of the week with Gerry! Quick fun fact before I get rolling – this is our 50th blog post! I obviously had to build up suspense for this moment, which explains the multi-month hiatus. Anyways… Day 4 Don’t take everything you read on the internet at face…

Gerald’s Second-to-Last Hurrah [A Turkish Road Trip]

We followed Google maps’ directions behind a gas station, continuting tentatively past a rooster cage and a few RV-looking vehicles. When we found the the owner, he told us the campervan we were about to drive around Turkey was on it’s penultimate trip. Hearing that wasn’t the most comforting thing, but I was not surprised…

Turkeys Gobble, So That’s What I Did [Istanbul, Turkey]

COVID is still calling the travel shots so instead of going to Southeast Asia from Croatia like we’ve been hoping to, Turkey emerged as the next adventure backdrop. It’s worth mentioning that it’s one of the few European countries where US citizens need a semi-real Visa to enter. And by Visa I mean you pay…

Channeling My Inner Leslie Knope [National Parks of Croatia]

I think the best compliment I’ve ever received was being compared to Amy Poehler, in both looks and, more importantly, personality. I can’t even pretend that I care about the national park systems as much as her Parks & Rec character Leslie Knope, because really who could rival that passion? But there is no doubting…

If Bruises Could Talk [Omiš, Croatia]

They would probably ask what the hell I’m doing to myself.. My flesh makes a good comparison to a peach – I’m always rocking a few mystery bruises and my legs are generally fuzzy. The former doesn’t exactly mix well with my adventurous spirit nor clumsy nature, but it does make for regular entertainment! And…

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…

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…