Puerto Escondido is a gem of a beach town, a hidden oasis of tacos and surf tucked away on the Oaxacan coast. In a way I feel bad for writing this, because one of the things I love about Puerto Escondido is the fact that it exists for Mexico, not for American tourists eager for… Read More Why to Go to Puerto Escondido: Sun, Surf, and Tacos
Oh food, my favorite part of traveling. While Puerto Escondido doesn’t exactly have the food scene of Oaxaca City (to be fair this would be hard to do as Oaxaca City’s food could give me wet dreams) it is still in the Oaxacan state so, if you know where to go, you can dine like… Read More Where to Eat in Puerto Escondido: Fish Tacos and More
Most new backpackers have no idea what to pack for long term travel. I get it, when your trip spans six months and as many climates it can be daunting to figure out what deserves its coveted space in the backpack. The good news is that, through trial and error, most backpackers are old pros… Read More What to Pack for Long Term Travel: A Woman’s Guide to Packing
Hawaii is a chain of volcanic islands far off the west coast of the United States. It is the first choice destination for many American vacationers when they are in need of sun, sand, and more than a few pineapples. It makes sense why this island state is on the short list for many family… Read More A Hawaii Family Vacation, Local Style
Yes and no. It depends. When I left for Guatemala in January 2016, almost every single person would ask, “Is it safe?”, in response to me telling them where I was moving. Coming from the United States, there are a lot of preconceived ideas about any Spanish speaking country south of the US border and… Read More Is Central America Safe?
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