Travel in the Time of COVID-19

I’m supposed to be on a plane right now, as I draft this post on March 21 at around 3:30 in the afternoon.  Today was to be the day we’d be traveling from Costa Rica to Peru. It was to be the day ending a weeklong trip from one of my best friends during her…

Still in Love with CDMX

Our five weeks in Mexico City were everything we wanted them to be and we left the city more in love with it than ever and committed to a longer stay (probably eight weeks) next year. We slowed our pace a little after the first week, only seeing two more movies and only seeing our…

CDMX: We’re Home!

We’ve officially been in Mexico City, aka Ciudad de Mexico, aka CDMX, for a week and a half and it certainly feels like home. We fell in love with this city when we stayed a week in December 2018 (read all about it here) and now that we’re here for a longer stay, we love…

Scoping Out San Miguel de Allende

We’d heard a lot about San Miguel de Allende, an artsy mountain town about 4 hours north of Mexico City. It is very popular with North American expats, especially retirees, and had been a long-term home for one of the nomad-lifestyle podcasters I follow. So we had high expectations for our week in SMA, and…

Playtime in Playa Del Carmen

After a great month and a half at home for the holidays, Chad and I were really ready to be back on the road where our pace is slower, everything is a little bit simpler, and we have more time together. Our first stop was Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya, because I was…

FAQ – What Did We Learn in Leg 2?

First, some positive reinforcement. I have done such a good job catching up on the blog during our time in Asia. I wrote our last two Europe posts at the start of our Asia leg two months ago and in that time have not only managed to complete all my Mexico/South America posts but also…

FAQ – Can You Summarize Leg 2 in Numbers?

Leg 2 By The Numbers It was a lot of fun for me and Chad to break out the data on Leg 1 and see where we went, how we traveled, where we slept and what we did and ate as a series of statistics. So, I’m doing the same with Leg 2. Without further…

Our Life in Medellín

We really loved our life and routine in Medellín. Most of our time in Medellínwas about getting some work in and enjoying normal life in a world-class city. We maintained our routine of eating out three nights a week: cheap night, fancy night and healthy night. I don’t think we had a bad meal in…

Two Nights in Rio Claro

This Year for Christmas, we gave each other three gifts – special experiences for our 2019 travels: a freebie, a splurge, and something food-related. The splurge gift I gave Chad was for our time in Medellin – a trip out to the Colombian rainforest to spend two nights at an eco-resort called Rio Claro. Rio…

Our Week in Cartagena

I think there are some places in the world that you just don’t really connect with, and for us, Cartagena is one of those places. It is a beautiful city and a lovely introduction to Colombia, but despite a pretty great week there, we just didn’t love it. Arrival in Cartagena When we chose Medellin…