There are two places in the world that have the cheapest rates for a PADI Open Water Course, Koh Tao in Thailand and Utila in Honduras. Getting PADI certified in Utila will only set you back around $330 USD and most dive shops will include accommodation for the duration of your course. As we would… Read More Getting PADI Certified in Utila
The sun shines bright on Rottnest Island, the water is a crystalline turquoise that beckons me to its warm embrace, but there is only one thing on my mind, a small, approximately one foot tall marsupial called a quokka. I, like so many others before me, have ventured to this little island about 25 km… Read More In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island
It is dark when we are begrudgingly awoken by my alarm. Ugh 4:30 am, is this even morning or does it still count as the middle of the night? Sleepily, we stumble through our morning routine to a tuk tuk waiting outside and off we go, bumping along the pot holed road into the surprisingly… Read More A Day at Angkor Wat
Growing up we were told that Mexico is a dangerous country filled with drug lords and violence, but that can’t be further from the truth. These past two weeks have been my first real visit to our next door neighbor, discounting the trip I took with my family one Easter many years ago, and I… Read More Mexico: Our Lovely Southern Neighbor
Okay so I apologize for being a bit AWOL, there’s been a lot going on these past two weeks. Last I wrote I was in the second week and life was great. Life is still pretty good, it’s just starting to feel more like life and less like summer camp. I’m recognizing people in the… Read More Water and Warfare: Las Fuentes Georginas with a side of history
Ah the second week cheer, it’s a wonderful thing. The first week in a new place is always a bit awkward, getting lost, not being understood, etc. but the second week is brilliant. Everything is still exciting and relatively new, but you have a general idea of where you are and you are starting to… Read More Second Week Cheer
The scene is our Guatemalan homestay dinner table. The time is 7pm three days ago. The main characters are the four tortilla chips masquerading as dinner on our plates. Lien walks in and sees the sadness that is currently ensuing, I frown at her, she understands.
On Sunday we left Stockholm for a week long road trip around Sweden. After deciphering the cryptic directions Chris had left us, Scott and I managed, by some miracle, to find his cousin’s house in the suburbs of Stockholm. There we picked up Chris and his cousin, Johannes, had a shower, washed some clothes, then… Read More A Scandinavian Road Trip