Heading North Across the United States In our last blog post we were hanging out in northern Mexico, making excuses to stay ‘just one more day’. We were so reluctant to leave the gorgeous weather, colourful culture and delicious Mexican food. The day we finally left to cross the border started out cold and overcast, … More Free Camping & the Long Drive Home
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
We wake up early to the alarm going off. It’s 6:00 AM and although it’s daylight, it feels like an ungodly hour to be getting up. I stumble out of the van and my eye catches fellow Pasajcapper Laynni, already up on the deck doing yoga. Damn… how does she do it?! Marc transforms the … More A Day in the Life on Lake Atitlan – Hiking
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?