Buenos Aires: We’re Home!

Well, the digital nomads were right. Buenos Aires is amazing and we LOVE it. I’d been a little nervous before we left based on the political and economic news coming out of Buenos Aires, but in our first two weeks here we’ve found it to be beautiful, friendly, efficient, and extremely livable. Here are some…

FAQ – What Did We Learn on Leg 12?

More than four months have passed since we left Mexico. One recurring lesson of this travel life is that during the time when we’re at home, I’m significantly less likely to keep up with our blog. But I do want to close out the leg with a quick “What We Learned” post for the sake…

FAQ – Did Inflation Impact Our Leg 12 Numbers?

FAQ – Did Inflation Impact Our Leg 12 Numbers? This year we considered upping our annual travel and living budget for the first time since we started traveling full-time in 2018. Since then, we’ve stayed at $3,000 per month on average for our “discretionary” budget housing, food, entertainment, and transportation expenses. That doesn’t include all…

Semana Santa Taxco Trip

This post is long overdue and has been holding up my remaining posts for this leg. We had such an amazing and intense experience in Taxco that I’ve been reluctant to write about it. It seems impossible to capture with words, but I do want to record and share the experience we had. The unique…

CDMX: We’re Home Again Again

We have settled into a comfortable CDMX apartment for at least four weeks for the third time (second time this leg, fourth trip total to CDMX). We’ve actually already been here for two and a half weeks and have less than two weeks to go on our time here. Almost immediately after arriving we left…

San Cristobal Summary

We had a wonderful four weeks in the beautiful mountain community of San Cristobal de las Casas. My traditional “We’re Home” post covered the first half of our time there, so this post will cover the final two weeks (except our trip to Sumidero Canyon, which was its own post). It was a busy period…

Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo

My overnight Christmas gift to Chad (category: Science & Nature) was a trip to the Sumidero Canyon National Park near San Cristobal de las Casas. There are plenty of tours that go there from San Cris, but most just take you on a boat ride through the canyon from Chiapa de Corzo, rather than including…

Touristy Times in CDMX

The main reason we love spending time in CDMX is just the high quality of life we experience there, primarily access to movies, meals, and parks. But there are also plenty of tourist attractions in Mexico City and we frequently enjoy checking those out as well. A six-day visit from Chad’s folks was a great…

Hearts & Butterflies Day Trip to Piedra Herrada

Chad and I decided to schedule part of my Christmas gift from him, an excursion to Sancturario Piedro Herrada, for Valentine’s Day so we could spend the whole day together. And seeing thousands of butterflies at this ecological monarch butterfly sanctuary sounded pretty romantic to me.  There didn’t seem to be an easy way to…

San Cristobal: We’re Home

We’ve been in San Cristobal de las Casas for two weeks now. The time has flown by but we’re really enjoying it. The town is just as beautiful and artsy as promised, though with plenty of typical Mexican style to it. We love being surrounded by mountains and the town itself is at an altitude…