Antigua Makes my Feet Happy

We had been in Costa Rica for 80 days which meant it was time for our first “visa run”. When you enter Costa Rica as a US citizen they automatically stamp you passport with a 90 day visa. To stay “legal” most long-term tourists cross over into Nicaragua or Panama for the day in order…

Fruitas, Verduras, Yerbas, y una Gallina Pequena

Morning Caminata The gravel crunches under our shoes as we march down a steep dirt road towards Scott’s new job, which is located in the middle of the jungle in the Diamante Valley, Costa Rica. Lush, howler monkey-filled, rainforest surrounds us, and we speak in raised voices in order to be heard over the celebratory…

Christmas in Ecuador

When I first thought of taking a trip to Ecuador I imagined snow-covered peaks, alpacas and quaint villages. Christmas Day broke in Quito with better visibility than we experienced the previous nine days traveling throughout the country. Sure there have been lots of snow-covered peaks and we had cuy for lunch but I never imagined…

Cali Road Trip Part 1: Durango to Deep Creek Hot Springs

Though we had just returned from our Central American adventures in February- come August we had wanderlust again. And friends and family to visit. And miles to put on our new cherry red Chrysler leBaron. We left from Durango, Colorado and it was a few hours drive to the four corners. We impulsively pulled over…