How to Travel for a Year on Less Than $5,000

October 4th, 2017 marks one year on the road for us! Before leaving the USA we researched and read many blogs to see what this venture would cost us.  We wanted to be prepared.  It can be hard to gauge, but we started out with a goal of spending an average of $50 or less a day... Continue Reading →

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Three Months in Panama

As our bus approached the border to Panama, I gazed out the bus window and was mesmerized . . . . One hundred and three days later we said goodbye to Panama and a piece of our hearts.  We fell in love with the country and the people we met.

Swimming with Sharks in Coiba

I was 90 feet (27 meters) underwater and struggling to pull air in through my regulator.  I told myself to calm down. I knew my anxiety was the contributing issue.  People die from letting fear take over.  I knew I needed to fight this fear and I wanted to conquer it.

The Cowboy in Boquete

He finished the molten colored liquid in his shot glass leaned to the side and pulled out his pistol.  The only sound was the metal hitting wood as it was placed on the table.

Cabalgata in Boquete

Over 85 horses clopped through the stable's pathway where we had setup bails of hay, chairs and tables for the revelers to hang out while waiting for the start of the ride.

Murder at the Finca

"There's been a murder," Trin said in such a dramatic tone that I almost expected to hear the Law and Order signature double orchestral stab.

Surgery in David, Panama

I kept my eyes on the tile floor as I was wheeled toward the x-ray room.  I was in a wheelchair in a flimsy hospital gown, the kind that sort of closes in the back, barely.  I’m sure there are a lot of considerations in the gown’s design, but there has to be a better... Continue Reading →

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