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 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

‘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