Travels from July 15 through August 17th, 2022 “In order to grow, you need to be there at the edge of uncertainty.” Frances Mallman The first roadside attraction after crossing into Ecuador from Colombia was Tulcan Cemetery. The massive property is lined with shrubs manicured into entertaining characters and hosted thousands of deceased. Few, presumably … Continue reading Ecuador – Building Resilience
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.
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
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
The Ache to Travel
Fernweh: An ache for distant places; missing places you’ve never been. A certain craving for travel. A feeling even stronger than ‘wanderlust’ (Origin: German) Will and I at the front door of our palace, Francine the Travel Machine, in La Quinta, California shortly before we crossed into Baja California, Mexico. December 2021 - Photo Credit: … Continue reading The Ache to Travel