Puebla, Mexico

absolutely loved my time in Puebla. For me, it was the perfect place to lose myself. I explored this great city with my friend R and we both put our phones away, any paper maps we may still carry and lost ourselves on the cobblestone.

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My Traveling Must Haves

Wow, last week I received a notification stating this blog has just turned 6! I’m completely stunned, how has time gone by this fast? I swear just yesterday I was standing in the aisles of my local REI trying to figure out which backpack would be the best for my trip to Spain. Now, 6 years, 3 jobs, and 30 countries later I still have that same exact pack accompanying me on my adventures. To honor this fun (abet scary) anniversary I have decided to talk about a few of my favorite things. My backpacking must haves.

Costa Rica Video

Ya’ll… It may have taken me a year but I have FINALLY finished the Costa Rica video. I switched to a new software which SUCKS but also I find if I don’t finish the video directly after the trip it always takes forever. Well without further ado the video and some pictures    

Photo of the Day

While in Esteli, Nicaragua I had the amazing opportunity to tour a running cigar factory and even had the opportunity to try my own hand at rolling. I will definitely stick to my day job. 2016

Pura vida, Costa Rica

As stated in my blog post yesterday I took a group of 4 students on a 9 day trip to Costa Rica. Below you will find a brief summary of the trip along with photos. If you have any questions let me know. In Costa Rica we spent the week in Spanish classes a CPI…

Octal, Nicaragua

One of my many days in Esteli involved traveling to up Octal with my wonderful spanish teacher Norma . We traveled up by bus and back by “pedir ride” (hitchhiking). There was the option to catch a bus, but why do that when you could live on the edge? Just as with the other times we pedir…

Getting there: Esteli->Isla Ometepe

After my 2 glorious weeks in Esteli ( I wish I could have stayed longer) I went back out on the road. I decided to spend travel to the beautiful Ometepe Island in southern Nicaragua. Getting to the isla was a bit of an adventure and I though I would share my experience in case…

Fabrica de Pura, Estelí, Nicaragua 

The production of cigars is one of the largest industries in Esteli, and I had the wonderful opprotunity to visit a cigar factory with Norma one of my first days in the city. The moment I entered I was bombard with stimuli. Lines of people filled the room permeated by the smell of smoke. Everywhere…

Addiction

Like the sound of a bee hive, the buzz begins the moment my body leaves the plane. The onslaught of sound, color, and moment does little to dull the electricity pulsing through my veins. A.T.M. Ignore taxis, stares. Find-Check. Taxi, barter, wander. Find-Check. Breathe. The arrival in a new country after a traveling hiatus is…

Viaje a Esteli

Ohh Latino America I have forgotten how much of my heart you owned. Summer break, a wonderful perk in the life of a teacher. Beginning May 20th and ending August 4 I am currently in the middle of resting, recharging, and refinding myself after an incredibly intense first year of teaching. After three weeks of…

Books for a School in Garnacha, Nicaragua 

Hello! It has been too long. Despite my desire to update with my southern U.S. experiences teaching got the better of me. Thankfully I have once again found my self on the road! and while I intend to post updates of my current experiences I have a request to make. During my first week here…