Look at us Doing Stuff! [Split, Croatia]

I can only sit idle for so long, so it was perfect timing for our friend Will to come visit and get a little touristy! While he was en route, we warmed up for a week of fun with a day hike right outside of Split. Apparently Google maps hasn’t gotten around to integrating with…

The Art of Doing Nothing [Split, Croatia]

I had a full-on quarter life crisis about six years ago. Over the next few years I shifted into a focused, hyper-productive, “I need to crush every opportunity that presents itself” mindset to pull myself out of the multi-dimensional crater I’d dug. It worked; I accomplished a load of things I never thought I could….

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,…

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…