Category: UPDATES

CONQUERING FEARS: HOW A ONCE HYDROPHOBIC GIRL BECAME A DIVEMASTER

0 commentsCOUNTRYFeaturedHONDURASUPDATESBAY OF ISLANDSDIVE MASTERHondurasMICKEY CHARTERISREEF GLIDERSROATAN

Me and a hawksbill turtle in Roatan, the Bay Islands, Honduras. Photo courtesy of Mickey Charteris. Fears are things that can hold us back from experiencing life. While people who meet me now would never believe my previous fear, old friends, family and even Mike remembers how completely and deathly afraid of water I was. ….  Read More

Crossing from Guatemala to Honduras, catching up with friends and family.

0 commentsCOUNTRYFeaturedGUATEMALAHONDURASUPDATESFinca IxobelFinca TatinGUATEMALAHondurasPETENPoptunRío Dulce

We left Tikal and the jungles of Petén cycling south towards Río Dulce. We cycled through a town by the name of Poptun and just south of town, upon recommendation stayed at a place called Finca Ixobel. This place was heaven. Amazing food (like great vegetarian eggplant dishes), cheap camping and a great atmosphere with large ….  Read More

SWEATING IT THROUGH THE TROPICS

0 commentsCOUNTRYFeaturedGUATEMALAUPDATESCYCLING GUATEMALAGUATEMALALAGO DE PETENPETENSEMUC CHAMPEYTIKALZEPHYR LODGE

Guatemala is a country of drastic differences and stunning changes. From the chilly highlands we descended towards the sweltering jungles of Petén. Trading layers for thirst. The drastic highlands soon changed to a mirage of slash and burn agriculture in an area that used to be dense jungle. Sounds changed as well from birds like ….  Read More

10TH COUNTRY AND 10,000 KM’S LATER …

0 commentsECUADORFeaturedUPDATESBLUE-FOOTED BOOBIESBOOTED RACKET TAILCOTACACHICYCLING ECUADORECUADORISLA DE LA PLATALAGUNA CUICOCHALAGUNA QUILOTOAMINDO BIRDINGPUERTO LOPEZQUILOTOA LOOPTWO WHEELED WANDERERSVIOLET GREEN TAIL

Ecuador started out as a rush for us, we hadn’t planned on crossing into our 10th country the day we did but with a lack of options near the Colombia-Ecuador border for desirable places to stay we made a last ditch effort to cross over. It was so much of a rush that entering our 10th country ….  Read More

THE TRAIL BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES

0 commentsARGENTINACHILEFeaturedUPDATESCASA DE CICLISTACYCLING ARGENTINACYCLING CHILECYCLING PATAGONIAEL CHALTENLAGO DESIERTO

Where the Careterra Austral (CA) ends at Villa O’Higgins there is no more road. To get to Argentina one must take a ferry across Lago O’Higgins then traverse a road that turns into a trail for 12 or so more km’s crossing the Chilean-Argentinian broader to arrive at Lago Desierto where you can take another ferry. (Alternatively ….  Read More

DOWN FOR A MONTH

0 commentsCOUNTRYFeaturedGUATEMALAUPDATESCHICHICASTENANGOCYCLING GUATEMALAEL BAÚLGUATEMALAISLA VERDELAGO DE ATITLANLAKE ATITLANQUETZALTENANGOSPANISH SCHOOLXELA

We think our decision to jump ahead and study for a month in Guatemala was a good one. Although not fluent, we are a little more at ease with the Spanish language and can at least converse with people a bit more and definitely understand a lot more. “Poco a Poco” has become a common ….  Read More