Quetzales, Pesos and Lempiras, oh my!


by Tammy Barbour Have you given much thought to the art of handling cash when visiting multiple countries? I call it an art because you want to have enough local currency to get you through to the current country you are exploring with some left over to convert to the next country’s currency as well.Continue reading “Quetzales, Pesos and Lempiras, oh my!”

Is “Gringo” Offensive?


Thanks, Bryan Haines Our Perspective We knew before we moved to Ecuador that we were Gringos. And we have been called Gringos frequently – by store clerks, friends and even strangers on the street. I’ve gotten so used to it, I describe myself to Ecuadorians as “el Gringo” because its the easiest way to describeContinue reading “Is “Gringo” Offensive?”

Easter dinner in Cancun Mexico??


We decided to have Easter dinner in Cancun Mexico. the weather was beautiful, the temperature was right, and we were feeling especially thankful for the true meaning of Easter. The plan was to purchase ADO bus tickets for a straight through drive from Cancun to Belize city, where we would meet up with Mckinley Pritchard,Continue reading “Easter dinner in Cancun Mexico??”

Stranded in Guadalajara! Is the trip over?


We stayed the night at the campground we found in Guadalajara. It had rained that day so the grass was wet and a  thick dampness settled in the air. It was nice to have some relief from the intense heat. Before setting up the tents, we stopped at an open air grille that offered aContinue reading “Stranded in Guadalajara! Is the trip over?”

Tour guides, prison bars, and mechanical problems, all in the life!


We made it into Barre de Navidad just in time for breakfast and to meet a man named Tom. Tom offered to be an impromptu tour guide. We drove through town, looking at the nice homes and the unique marina layout. There were three roads that featured water front homes. A large lagoon made for some desirable homes sportingContinue reading “Tour guides, prison bars, and mechanical problems, all in the life!”

Expats, tour guides and video store housing!


We packed up and hesitantly started down the road toward Puerto Vallarta first thing in the morning. We had such a good time in Sayulita, that it was difficult to leave, but the road was calling. My check engine light had been giving me some problems since the trip into the jungle the day before.Continue reading “Expats, tour guides and video store housing!”

Beaches, caves and food!


We woke up early again thanks to the chickens and “Soni Gas”! So we decided to do some exercise.  We ran by the smoothie guy, standing behind his cart dancing to the music, promising we would be back after our run. We ran through town and along the beach. Three quarters of the way downContinue reading “Beaches, caves and food!”

Sayulita life is the life for me!


Ahhh waking up in Sayulita is an experience that cannot be compared. The first thing you will notice is there are several roosters around the hostel. The funny thing is they do not tell time. The first one starts, “COCKA DOODLE DOO”! at 2 am. Of course not to be out done, the neighboring roostersContinue reading “Sayulita life is the life for me!”

Sayulita Mexico-


You probably last remember that we were caught up in a traffic jam headed toward Puerto Vallarta Mexico, when we decided to make a small detour to visit the town of Sayulita Mexico. As we pulled into town, it was difficult to take it all in. Everywhere we looked offered fascinating sites. There were numerousContinue reading “Sayulita Mexico-“

Lo De Marcos Mexico, the surfs up?


We left San Blas headed towards Puerto Vallarta with no particular destination in mind. We had heard of a few small towns that might be interesting to visit. One of those towns was Lo De Marcos. We rolled into town looking for a campground. After some challenging one way streets, we came to campground row.Continue reading “Lo De Marcos Mexico, the surfs up?”