"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.
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 Surgery in David, Panama
It was early evening and we had just started heading out on the long driveway out of the property when across the headlights of the Ford Escort ran a tiny white furry blur. Roger stomped on the brakes and the car skidded to a stop on the crunchy gravel road. He backed up to where the … Continue reading Our 10th Year Anniversary Started with a Bang, Literally
I heard a scratching sound, close by. I reached for my phone under my pillow. It was 1AM. The scratching continued and was accompanied by the crinkling sound of a plastic bag. I turned on the phone's flashlight and pointed it toward the noise above our heads. It was a large, might I say very large roach, … Continue reading Accommodations on the Cheap, Central America
They say some things are better left buried. I have often thought about writing a book about breaking free from my previous marriage that was wrought with abuse. The book would delve into what it took to break away from the religious legalism that kept me there for so long. Everyone goes through struggles in life and mine are no more … Continue reading A Dark Turn
A little over one year ago we decided to sell everything we owned except what would fit in our two backpacks and take off to travel the world, as light as possible. Over the next eight months that followed we quit our jobs, sold our stuff including cars, a motorcycle, our home and just about … Continue reading What We Need; Packing for Two Years
The hooves of the horse under me made a rhythmic clop and pine needles shuffled below us. Mist covered the valley in the distance. The mountains were lush with their shades of green. A breeze caressed my skin and the smell of pine filled me with pleasure. This mountain in Panama is capturing my heart as we … Continue reading I’ve Fallen in Love Again, Boquete Panama
Cost Rica has much to offer and beautiful places to see. Even though it is more expensive than Nicaragua, we were still able to average a spend of only $32 a day for both of us combined. This includes all of our living expenses except health insurance. The map below shows the places that we … Continue reading 69 Days in Costa Rica
Here's a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua. We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take a break from travelling. We were able to attend cultural events like La Purisima, and a Nicaraguan New Year celebration, but for the most part we just took it easy. 1. Sopa de leche ♦ … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Things in Leon, Nicaragua
You can live on $22 a day (for a couple) and see the country of Nicaragua. Here are eight great areas to see. Included are a few tips to save money.