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…

What Have We Learned in a Full Year on the Road?

A year ago today, we landed in Iceland on Chad’s 41st birthday and began this new phase of our life: full-time travel. One of the interesting parts of this experience is how it has impacted our perception of time. For most of the year, time has slowed way down for us, as we were having…

What We Did in Chiang Mai

When I wrote my first Chiang Mai post, we’d seen very little of the city beyond our neighborhood and done very little to experience Thailand beyond participating in Songkran. We found much more time for fun exploration in our last three weeks in Chiang Mai. We definitely didn’t do everything (we skipped the elephant sanctuaries…

Osaka: We’re Home

We arrived in Japan 10 days ago and I must say, Japan is meeting and exceeding every single one of our very high expectations. We settled right into our 4-week home in Osaka five days ago. I’ll catch up with posts about our experiences with Tokyo and Hiroshima and to wrap up our month in…

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…

We <3 Mexico City

I think there are some places in the world that just feel like home to you, and for us, Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX) is one of those places. I’m not sure it was entirely love-at-first-sight, but it was pretty darn close. We arrived in CDMX from Puerto Escondido in the late afternoon due to a…

Life’s a Beach in Puerto Escondido

It’s been exactly four months since we left our home-for-seven-weeks in Puerto Escondido (PE), so I just went back and read my last PE post to recall what I have and haven’t said yet. We really loved our time in PE, although I mentioned in my last post, we definitely got bored being in such…

Getaway to Huatulco

About a month into our 7-week stay in Puerto Escondido, Chad and I started to get a little bored. We’d had some fabulous experiences – the Fiestas de Noviembre, a surf competition, releasing baby sea turtles at Playa Bacocho, releasing more babies before seeing mama-turtles nest on an unforgettable overnight trip to Playa Escobilla, and…

Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca

I’m writing this post a full six months after experiencing Oaxaca’s Dias de los Muertos celebration, but honestly, the memories and impact live so vividly in my mind that I don’t even feel guilty about the delay (mostly). What I don’t remember is exactly when or how Chad and I decided to spend a week…