Hi. It’s been awhile, I know. For those of you wondering, yes – we are back home in Canada. Every time we return home for a few months, I’m reminded of how beautiful it is in Wakefield and the Outaouais and how lucky we are to have a home base here. I would like to … More The Land of Enchantment & 48 hours in Santa Fe /// Vanlife New Mexico
Translated directly to English, Sierra Gorda means ‘Fat Woman Mountain Range’. To be fair, I believe the ‘woman’ part is really just the result of Spanish grammar… I suspect the intention of the name is more along the lines of ‘Fat/Large Mountain Range’. Although the English version of this translation doesn’t result in the most … More Sierra Gorda: Why You Should Visit the Fat Mountains /// North-Central Mexico
Real de Catorce As we rattled along the cobblestone road, I began second-guessing our choice to visit Real de Catorce. We were lured by the promise of a ghost town and the vague idea that it was ‘en route’ from San Miguel de Allende to Hidalgo. I had been admiring the desert landscape as we … More Cobblestones, a Ghost Town & Peyote Hallucinations
Grutas Tolantongo Canyon We awoke early in the morning, found some pastries and coffee at the ONLY café open in Cholula at 9:00 am (what?! – this seems to be typical in Mexico) and waved goodbye to the friendly old man who runs the funky little parking lot. We were off in search of adventure … More Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 2: North & Central Mexico
El Aguacero Waterfall, Chiapas After a few days in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, MX), we were ready for some nature and time off-grid. Based on a great tip from our overlander friends Glen and Jeanette, our first stop was El Aguacero Waterfall and La Venta Canyon River in the Ocote Biosphere Reserve, just … More Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 1: South & Central Mexico
We’re back on the road!!! After 2 months in one place on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, we were overdue to start making tracks toward home. We’ve been on the road for a few days already and are currently back in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, MX). But before getting to our latest road tripping adventures, … More Back on the Road: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Chiapas, Mexico
A Day in the Life I wake up early to my alarm going off. I press snooze. When my alarm wakes me for a second time, I groggily roll out of bed. I love mornings but I hate getting up – go figure. When I come back down from the shared Overlander bathroom, Walter’s cute … More A Day in the Life on Lake Atitlan – Volunteering
This is our second winter in a row driving from Canada to Guatemala – each time in search of adventure, picturesque locales, warmth and learning – roughly in that order. On each road trip, we’ve made an effort to change up the route so that we can discover new people and places. But in both … More Why Travel to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala?