Broken Down & Stranded in Mexico – Vanlife Adventures in Baja

On April 14th, the day before Good Friday, we were cruising down Highway 1 in Baja, Mexico. Excited about our next destination, Bahia Conception, we were oblivious to the impending catastrophic failure of Slow Sally’s (our van) transmission and the long, nightmarish “adventure” that awaited us to get her back on the road. In this … More Broken Down & Stranded in Mexico – Vanlife Adventures in Baja

Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations – Vanlife Adventures in Cabo Pulmo, Baja

It was Zig Zigler, a late American motivational speaker, who said “Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations”. He meant this figuratively of course, but the saying is quite literally true in Baja. We’ve arrived at some of the best destinations via the worst roads, and Cabo Pulmo is one of our favourites. Cabo Pulmo … More Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations – Vanlife Adventures in Cabo Pulmo, Baja

Swapping Ocean & Beaches for Adventures in the Mountains – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

After a week of beach activities and sweltering temperatures in La Ventana, we were ready for a new kind of adventure. We stowed the SUP board and snorkel gear, stopped in La Paz to stock up on essentials, and headed into the Sierra de la Laguna for some higher elevation adventures. The Sierra de La … More Swapping Ocean & Beaches for Adventures in the Mountains – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

Why We Chose San Felipe as Our First Stop – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

After thousands of miles on the road, two van breakdowns, and many USA adventures on beaches, through deserts, and in town and cities, we made it to Mexico! We entered Baja, Mexico via the Mexicali East border crossing and chose San Felipe as our first destination. The drive through Mexicali was relatively easy and uneventful. … More Why We Chose San Felipe as Our First Stop – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

Canada to Baja, Mexico in a Vintage Roadtrek – Vanlife Adventure 2022

Welcome to our latest adventure! Slow Sally & Crew are leaving Canada in the dead of winter to drive ~ 15,000 kilometres (that’s ~ 10,000 miles for you Americans) through 3 countries to explore the beaches, mountains, and deserts of Baja, Mexico, and a few gems in between. For those of you who are new … More Canada to Baja, Mexico in a Vintage Roadtrek – Vanlife Adventure 2022

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

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

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 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

Off the Beaten Track, Hiking 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, Hiking in Pueblos Mancomunados