How To Get To The Corn Islands In Nicaragua

When people hear "We're going to the Corn Islands," they usually get a little jealous.  Then they usually ask a follow-up question: "how are you getting there?"  And when you respond with "we're going by land," they usually cringe a little bit with fear and disgust. This trek takes about three days with good planning…

Central America Travel Tips I wish I Listened To

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Before leaving, I scoured the internet on how to stay safe and be prepared. While my research did help, I also didn't…

A Few More Things I’ve Learned in Central America

As the days go by, I learn more and more. Some interesting, some not. I recently learned I love Guatemala. It has everything to offer, well maybe not beaches, but it has almost everything: volcanos, Semuc Chanpey, coffee, lakes, mountains, everything. Coffee in Guatemala is delicious. I had two coffees today. That good. There are…

First Lessons Learned in Central America

The time has come, the internet is finally powerful enough, the pictures are here! After almost two weeks in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, I've learned a few things. Driving is confusing. Lines don't really matter, as long as your car fits, it's a lane. Two lane road? I think you mean five. Honking can usually…

Isla Floreana, Does anyone even live here?

That's right, were on Isla Floreana today with a whopping population of 100 (give or take).  This island does have a giant tortoise, not quite farm, not really refuge either, but a place where they can live safely and happily up in the mountains.  This was our main event of the day with some snorkeling…

Exploring Isla Isabela In The Galapagos

It's day two of our Galapagos tour and this time we've landed on Isla Isabela, the largest Island of the Galapagos.  The best part is though, all we did on the main island was eat and see flamingos.  Our time was actually spent on a little island off the shore where we did our snorkeling…

Santa Cruz, A Broad look at Puerto Ayora

There are affiliate links in here. Toady we're starting a three day journey through the Galapagos Islands, well an online visit that actually happened two years ago.  Our first stop is Santa Cruz, the Island we stayed on in Puerto Ayora not far from the ocean.  This was our home base and we took boats,…

My first glimpse at New Zealand: Tomahawk Beach

There are affiliate links in here. After stopping at our hotel in Dunedin and getting settled in, well sort of, we gather with the group and headed out for a drive around the area.  Our first stop was Tomahawk Beach.  With my camera acting up, the only way to start a trip, I took what…

Slovenian Cemeteries, Rent Reminder

Cemeteries.  They can be kind of a downer subject.  But, let's be real here for a second.  There is a certain appeal of foreign cemeteries.  There is just something about them that draws you in.  It can be really interesting, actually, to learn about death and processes or traditions relating to it. In Slovenia, we…

How To Survive A Long Haul Flight

There are affiliate links in here. There might be some sarcasm in that title.  Just a little bit.  But who knows, maybe you really do love planes.  I know I don't.  I don't hate them, but I don't love them either.  There are things I like far less.  Those things are the dark, being alone…

Snapshots of New Zealand, Some of my Favorites

So theres a lot I like about New Zealand and couldn't decide what to share next.  That's when I decided to just share a few of my favorite pictures for now while I make some decisions!  I tend to take a lot of macro shots, I really like those.  These are more of specific things…