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

5 Reasons to Visit the Guatemala Highlands /// Acul & the Cuchumatanes Mountains

Hi Guys! So as we mentioned in our last post about travelling with a dog, we finally – after 6 weeks – left Lake Atitlán!  We had originally planned to spend less time at the lake and travel further south, at least into El Salvador.  But we love Lake Atitlán and as a result it … More 5 Reasons to Visit the Guatemala Highlands /// Acul & the Cuchumatanes Mountains

Vanlife & International Travel with a Dog /// Pros & Cons

Hi guys! Apologies for the recent radio silence. It’s been a busy couple of weeks – I finished up some contract work and income taxes, we left Lake Atitlan and for the past few days we’ve been exploring Acul and some of the other small villages in the highlands of Guatemala. More about that in … More Vanlife & International Travel with a Dog /// Pros & Cons

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

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