When someone yells, Shark! while swimming, normally people get out of the water. So I had to laugh at the irony when, while snorkeling, I saw a Galapagos shark under our yacht, pulled my head out of the water and yelled, Shark! so that my other shipmates could swim over and see it. Almost everyday we... Continue Reading →
This may be a strange topic for a nomad. Given the traveling lifestyle we have adopted, the fact that freedom is something I truly cherish should be of no surprise. There are so many things that can enslave us: dictators, debt, false beliefs or even marriage. I have spent years cutting one chain at a... Continue Reading →
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 →
Colombia is twice the size of Texas. Within its borders one can find Caribbean beaches, hot deserts, a modern city of eternal spring, snowcapped mountains, rain and cloud forests, the tallest wax palms in the world and much more. On top of that it is very inexpensive. "Isn't it dangerous in Colombia?" is the first... Continue Reading →
I was scared, I was really scared. I never wanted to be the novice hiker that needed to be rescued. I then wondered, do they even do that here in Ecuador? I was standing on a slanted ledge looking up at the wall in front of me that I needed to scale. Below me were... Continue Reading →
As we teetered across a cable suspension bridge with missing boards and rotten connections between our feet, I held onto the cable rail and felt giddy with excitement. I had been looking forward to this hike for months now. We followed a trail leading us past verdant farmlands and beautiful foliage next to... Continue Reading →
We all took one on the palm of our hands, looking at it like it was an alien curiosity. These ants were huge. We popped them into our mouths as if we were taking tequila shots. ...After about 20 minutes of flying my pilot said, "Ok we are going down now to land." We continued to ascend. After a few minutes my pilot said, "Um, we are still going up." I laughed and said, "I see that." We were in a strong updraft.
Passengers simply hung onto the outside of the truck. . . Just as I lifted my light to see up into the cave I screamed.
Cartagena is hot, I mean really hot, but it is still worth a visit. I need to remind Jen, my BFF from where we used to work, to take an umbrella on her cruise to Cartagena. It will help shield some of the heat from the sun. This town was our first stop in Colombia. It's... Continue Reading →