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26. February 2015

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Nothing To See Here

Travel blogs usually focus on the happy or crazy adventures. Sometimes there might be social media gloating with fabulous beach picture while the folks back home shovel snow. Let’s face it, people don’t want to read tedious stories without some form of entertainment. Even the disaster stories can grip an audience because we all have [...]

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9. January 2015

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There Are Rules And Then There Is Amsterdam

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The Netherlands has been a small country that gets noticed much more than one should expect with just under 17 million people. From financing some of the early European colonialism adventures in the 17th century to a hub for many travellers heading to, leaving from or just passing through modern Europe. At the heart of [...]

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6. January 2015

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Volcano Boarding at Cerro Negro, Nicaragua

Volcano Boarding at Cerro Negro, Nicaragua

Would you strap a plywood board to your ass and hurtle down an active volcano at breakneck speed? When I found out that volcano boarding was a ‘thing’ here in Nicaragua I just knew that my adrenalin addicted self was going to HAVE to do it! Cerro Negro is just one volcano in a whole [...]

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1. January 2015

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Settling In To Granada, Nicaragua

Settling In To Granada, Nicaragua

We’ve been here in Granada, Nicaragua for 6 weeks now. I know, time flies. It is turning out to be just what I needed. We’ve settled into a beautiful, colonial house directly across from one of the oldest churches in town. I love sitting and listening to the Spanish hymns as they float down into [...]

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22. November 2014

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Hike to El Mirador Volcan Santiaguito, Guatemala

El Mirador Volcan Santiaguito Hike

It started, as most volcano hikes do, in the dark. I was excited. Seeing an active volcano is on my not-a-bucket-list and today we were going to have the opportunity to see a real, live, smoking volcano. As the day dawned, we were already halfway to the mirador, or lookout. We stumbled into this meadow [...]

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5. November 2014

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Adios Playa del Carmen! We Won’t Be Back.

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My Mexican dreams were awash with early morning runs on the beach, margaritas with new friends in the evenings, and a chance to really settle down and get to know a place. Playa del Carmen was not the place of my Mexican dreams. Filled with all inclusive resorts, pumping restaurants, and expensive shops it’s a [...]

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27. September 2014

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One Giant Funk

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I’m in a funk. I’m struggling and can’t seem to get a handle on why. I’ve been feeling it rise for quite some time but have been unable to stem the tide. I feel so far away from everything I want to feel and, right now, it feels more like a Giant Chasm than a [...]

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27. August 2014

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Worst Travel Day Yet

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We left Ireland, and Europe, a little wistfully. Our final two weeks in Laytown had been perfect; filled with nothing more than early morning walks along the beach, afternoon pints at the small local pub, plenty of cat cuddling (well, as much as he would endure anyway), and meals that we actually cooked ourselves. It [...]

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20. August 2014

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What’s Next: A Mexican Road Trip, An Overland Bus Journey, and Nicaragua!

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After four months of pedalling, eating, and drinking our way around Europe, it’s time to leave. Winter is coming to this hemisphere (even if it never really felt like summer anyway!) and, as we vowed not to spend another day in the cold and icy grip of Old Man Winter, it’s time to find the [...]

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17. August 2014

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The Iconic Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral

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It was our last week in London and we still hadn’t seen two of the city’s iconic sites so we hooked up with City Wonders for a guided tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Here’s the thing; I’m usually loathe to hire a guide but lately we’ve been feeling as though we’re missing out [...]

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14. August 2014

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Eating Our Way Through Prague

Eating Prague Food Tour

We headed to Prague on a whim. The weather in Munich was crap so we checked the weather channel, and the train schedules, and decided that Prague was perfect for a last minute weekend getaway. I love that about Europe! Knowing absolutely nothing about Prague, I decided that the best way to get in on the secrets was to [...]

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