December 2018

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Beaches We Love

While we were on our way from the Oaxaca to Chiapas, we reminisced about the amazing beaches on the Oaxaca coast.  We love two types of beaches, beautiful deserted beaches and up and coming beach towns.  We found both types on the Oaxaca Coast.  Huge stretches of the Oaxaca Coast are largely deserted and we […]

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What Photography Gear Do You Really Need?

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Mexico Street Life vs. Gringo Camper Life

Most of the dogs I meet in Mexico tell me that they have an important job to do: protect the property. It doesn’t matter if it’s a car, a store, a house or a beach, or all of the above. Sometimes I get this funny feeling when we’re hanging out. Like, I’m supposed to be […]

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Planning Adventures

Planning an overland expedition, and adventure travel in general, is a bit of an art. I’ve always loved planning trips. But it’s taken years to learn how to plan adventures efficiently and effectively. Here’s a few recommendations: 1. THINK ABOUT YOUR GOALS In my opinion, it’s always good to have a goal or goals for […]

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We’re Living Like Millionares on 50 Pesos A Day

This is one of the best quotes I’ve heard during our trip so far. It came from Rafael, who was sleeping under a shade structure on a Zipolite beach in Southern Oaxaca for 50 pesos per night (we were paying 55 pesos per night to park there). Rafael is a older man who is originally […]

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Oz’s First Blog Post

I knew Karl and Leah had done something whacky when we started camping in our truck in the guest parking lot in front of our house. At first I missed my 4 beds. But as soon as we hit the road and headed south I realized how much I had needed a break from the […]

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Nature

Being in nature is the best way to slow down, get grounded and become present to life.  A walk in a forest, some time near a body of water, climbing on rocks in canyon lands… even if for a small amount of time.   Being an empath, I am particularly sensitive to the types of […]

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Daily Rituals

Over time, I’ve found that rituals not only help me cultivate my intuition, they also keep my mind in a better place.  I feel less vulnerable from and more tolerant to outside distractions, and more at peace with what is. For me, ritual means having a consistent daily routine.  My rituals consist of “clearing,” meditation, […]

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Oaxaca Bound

We’re on our way to Oaxaca. It’s been a bit chilly in the northern and central regions of Mexico, and we’re excited to be heading to warmer climate. The small towns of Mineral de Pozos, Patzcuaro and Valle de Bravo have been charming and authentic with welcoming locals and incredible food. The roads have been […]

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Driving in Mexico can be crazy.  Although things have been very smooth, all things considered, navigating the roads and highways in Mexico can be confusing, stressful and tough.  For this reason, My husband and I have a rule: he’s the driver and I’m the navigator. Emily Miller from Rebelle Rally gave us some great advice: […]

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