Day 14: Costa Rica We left decently early in the morning thinking we might make it onto the 9:00am ferry. With some rushing and a carefully timed breakfast we walked into the ferry area at 8:45am and bought our return tickets at the window (again 100 cordobas). Our tardiness to the launch area meant that […]Read more "Camino de Fuego y Los Maya: Costa Rica (Part 4)"
Day 9: Managua We decided that, in the end, it really worked out for the best that our flight got changed since it meant a good night’s sleep for us + an unexpected visit to Antigua. We enjoyed our stay at Hostel Guatefriends where it felt as though we got to have our first night […]Read more "Camino de Fuego y Los Maya: Nicaragua (Part 3)"
Day Four: Getting to Guatemala Our AirBnB host was kind enough to arrange for a taxi to pick us up at 9am and drop us off at the Belize/Guatemala border for a reasonable price of 20BZD ($10). We frantically threw our stuff into backpacks and were stumbling out the door when the taxi arrived. With […]Read more "Camino de Fuego y Los Maya: Guatemala (Part 2)"
Day One: Flying into Belize After an overnight flight to Miami and a two hour flight to Belize City, we were more than ready to get off of the airplane. As we headed through customs the agent told me that I had to have a street number for where I was going and couldn’t pass […]Read more "Camino de Fuego y Los Maya: Belize (Part 1)"
My parents have been telling me that I absolutely have to go visit Zion National Park ever since they visited a few years ago. So this year for my birthday, we decided that it was high time that we actually went. Our trip took place over Veteran’s Day Weekend which provided us with an emptyish […]Read more "Zion/Mukuntuweap National Park"
Our trip started with a frantic drive out to Durango, Colorado. Our end goal of Mesa Verde National Park was filled to the brim with largely intact Pueblo Indian ruins that are only directly accessible to the public if they are guided in by a park ranger. The many overlooks and self-guided driving tours of […]Read more "Southwest Memorial Trip 2019"
Day 9: San Juan We arrived back in San Juan bright and early. The last night on the boat had been the roughest night yet. The ship was flying through the water, and, as I tried the pack, we were heavily rocking back and forth. I started timing my walks across the room to when […]Read more "Cruiser of the Caribbean Pt. 3"
Day 4 We woke up again at 6:00, ready to have breakfast at 6:30, and be off the ship promptly at 8:00am. The ship had other ideas in store so we were off the ship promptly at about 8:15am [when it finished docking] and when we did get off it was raining. But it was […]Read more "Cruisers of the Caribbean Pt. 2"
Well friends, it has finally happened. I wrote a blog so dang long that WordPress’s editor couldn’t really load my photos, or upload new photos, or load that many words, and so I’ve been forced to split my blog into multiple posts in order to accommodate. So before you continue on this journey, just be […]Read more "Cruisers of the Caribbean Pt. 1"
Having read about camping in the Grand Canyon, I was eager to try it when I found myself in the area. Having read only information that dated back to 2015 while searching for information on descending into the canyon, I felt the need to add my voice to the clamor about this beautiful, secret, camping […]Read more "Camping at the Base of the Grand Canyon"