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

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Vanlife or RV Campsite Budget /// North Carolina – Texas

Some people call us cheap. The polite ones call us “frugal”. But I’ve come up with a new favourite description for us… “value-driven”! Most of our friends will still keep calling us cheap and that’s ok – we’ll take it as a compliment 😉 We’re always looking to get the best bang for our buck … More 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Vanlife or RV Campsite Budget /// North Carolina – Texas

Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 2: North & Central Mexico

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

Back on the Road: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Chiapas, 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

Off the Beaten Track in Pueblos Mancomunados

I read a blog post two years ago about the Pueblos Mancomunados – eight remote Zapotec villages north of Oaxaca City that are protected as part of an ecotourism project. For hundreds of years the villages have pooled profits from their natural resources and now they’ve also turned to ecotourism to boost their economies. After … More Off the Beaten Track in Pueblos Mancomunados