June 6th through July 15th, 2022 Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living your life. Paul Theroux Scenery on the long drive to Medellin (left) & views from one of our roadside camps (right) We arrived in Medellin with an intention … Continue reading Colombia Sucks You In
Author: Beth McComb
The Next Chapter: South America
May 10th through June 5, 2022 Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel. Paul Theroux Flying over the Darien Gap from Panama to Colombia Crossing into South America was a major milestone on our journey. It was essentially the midway point of the trip and it got us thinking and reflecting. … Continue reading The Next Chapter: South America
Whirlwind – Panama
Shipping Francine from Panama to Colombia was a whirlwind adventure. Here is the latest story about our short and anxious time in Panama as we prepared for the next chapter of our journey.
Learning As We Go – Costa Rica
The road has become our life and motion is deep within us. We met friends and family in Costa Rica and realized how much we now identify as vagabonds!
The Heat – El Salvador to Nicaragua
Heat and humidity in El Salvador, remembering not to rely on first impressions, and preparing for border crossings. Read about an action packed week in El Salvador!
Guatemala: Too Powerful for Words
March 1st through 15th, 2022 Yūgen: A deep and mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe. An awareness that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words. (Language: Japanese) As time passes and we reflect on our short time in Guatemala, the value of the experience has grown exponentially. It is one of … Continue reading Guatemala: Too Powerful for Words
Mexico Holds a Piece of our Heart
Our journey from Mexico City to San Cristobal included precious time with family in colorful and energetic places. Check out our pictures and read about the art, culture, food and mezcal we discovered along the way!
Vive Contento Para Morir Sorriendo
Sinaloa to Michoacan, January 13 - February 6 Vive Contento Para Morir Sorriendo: Live Happy To Die Smiling (Language: Spanish) Found this postcard and a new life motto in Sayulita - January 2022 After 15 hours on an overnight ferry from La Paz in Baja, Mexico to Mazatlán on the mainland, we woke to sunshine … Continue reading Vive Contento Para Morir Sorriendo
Baja Mexico, December 14, 2021 - January 12, 2022 Querencia: A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you feel your most authentic self. (Language: Spanish) Agua Verde, a favorite camp spot in Baja. December 2021 - January 2022 It was an emotional day when we finally … Continue reading Adventure Begins
Reunions & Preparations, Anxiety & Anticipation
Australia, Canada & USA, September - December 2021 Resfeber: The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together (Language: Swedish) Warm greeting upon landing in Minneapolis! September 2021 For a while we felt shocked. We were actually home. We were allowed to go out in public, with … Continue reading Reunions & Preparations, Anxiety & Anticipation