The Return Home – Antigua

Of course Antigua gets its own short post. I love this place so darn much. But first ~ more border crossings.   We decided to cross at the Hachadura border going north – why? Why not! We hadn’t been that way yet so we thought, what the heck! The border was very simple to cross…

The Return Home – Leon and Border Crossings for Days

    We found ourselves in a difficult situation. Our budget was well blown and we were entering our reserve account… Solid work starts for us with the coming of winter and we were miles and miles from the Colorado Rockies and snow. We made the extremely tough decision to book it home – we…

Belize Zoo

First, I have to say it is so hard to keep up the pace with writing about our trip now that we are home. It seems like it was all a dream and I am constantly kicking myself for not finished up our little narrative. So to get back into the swing of things (hopefully),…

Sunsets for Days

Welcome to our library of our most important ritual of trip. Not much reading here, strictly beautiful pictures.    

Mama Sara’s House

If you want to party your pants off (and put the party up your nose), hook up with any other backpacker you can find and possibly wake up to a monkey giving you a handy… THEN DON’T COME TO MAMA’S! There are other places for this, and this is just too good to be one…

VIVA NICA : Our time in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, our home for about 4 weeks during our trip. There is so much to say about the place. In the tour books, they still have SJDS labeled as a quiet fishing village, clearly there hasn’t been an editor in the area for awhile. Fishing is still a part of this community…

Pura Vida!

  After Laguna Apoyo we headed down to San Juan del Sur for a week. We were hooked and at our final destination… And we couldn’t stay put, the travel itch had set in and there was no cure. We had to try to get to Panama so we could check off driving all of…

Laguna de Apoyo

Let’s talk about heaven on earth. It’s here. Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua is tied as my favorite place in Nicaragua. We have been to Little Corn Island on a previous trip and if you’ve been there, you know it’s absolute paradise. Apoyo competes with Little Corn in my book. Situated right smack between Granada and…

Las Peñitas and Our Bribe Attempt

Las Penitas is the a great place for your first night in Nicaragua. Leon would be the first choice to visit when coming from the north but there is a major problem with the colonial town destination. There is no rig parking. There is no camping. If you are looking for a place to stay…

The Dreaded Day. The El Salvador-Honduras-Nicaragua Day

It’s the Overland D-day. The 2 borders in one day… The 80 miles of Honduras… The-know that you are most likely going to be pulled over for not using a turn signal when you never made a turn-day. This could be a terribly boring blog to read if you don’t plan to do this drive…

El Salvador

After revisiting Antigua for a couple more nights, we were ready to cross a border. There are 5 border crossing options from Guatemala to El Salvador. We chose the closest one to Ahuachapan. The drive through Guatemala was reasonably painless and we made sure to get gas on the Guate side, it’s a bit cheaper….

Our Time at Lago Atitlán

We kept driving inland from Sipacate and ended up back on that super nice highway. When we would turn again, we found the worst road we had seen yet (this road will be later beat in Honduras). We wound our way closer and closer to Lago Atitlán, discussing our game plan once we got there….