The Land of Enchantment & 48 hours in Santa Fe /// Vanlife New Mexico

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

Sierra Gorda: Why You Should Visit the Fat Mountains /// North-Central 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

Dios Mio – We Got Food Poisoning! /// Southern Mexico

Yes – we got food poisoning!  Very sh#%ty (ha-ha, get it?).  And happened right after we were bragging that we never get sick when we’re travelling in the van… should have knocked on wood.  More about the food poisoning once I get you guys caught up on our travels. /// In our last blog post, … More Dios Mio – We Got Food Poisoning! /// Southern Mexico

Stepping Away from Vanlife /// A Trip to Antigua, Guatemala

Those of you who have been following our blog know that we’ve spent the last few weeks hanging around in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.  It’s a sticky place for Vanlifers and once we arrive here, it’s always hard to leave.  BUT, we recently had a great opportunity to meet up with some friends in Antigua, Guatemala … More Stepping Away from Vanlife /// A Trip to Antigua, Guatemala

From Tent Camping to Vanlife /// Mexico & Guatemala Travel

For many years, Marc and I were avid tent campers. We camped throughout the US, Eastern Canada and even along Australia’s southeast coast with our little 3-person tent and whatever car we had at the time. We were very proud tent campers and didn’t envy RVers one bit. We loved cooking and eating outside and … More From Tent Camping to Vanlife /// Mexico & Guatemala Travel

‘Schooled’ by Travel, Part 2: Language, Culture & Simplicity /// Southern Mexico & Guatemala

Hola mis amigos!  As our last blog post left off in Central Mexico – you might be wondering how we got to Guatemala so quickly.  The answer is… we actually got here somewhat slowly – Sally’s usual pace.  We’ve just been distracted by Guatemala (this country seems to have that effect on us) and I’ve … More ‘Schooled’ by Travel, Part 2: Language, Culture & Simplicity /// Southern Mexico & Guatemala

‘Schooled’ by Travel, Part 1 – Drive, Learn, Repeat /// Northern & Central Mexico

Marc and I both agree that travel, and all of the experiences that stem from it, have pushed us further out of our comfort zone than just about any other experience in our lives (with the exception, perhaps, of Grade 1). When we’re at home and in our routines, it’s easy to get in a … More ‘Schooled’ by Travel, Part 1 – Drive, Learn, Repeat /// Northern & Central Mexico