Category: Blog

By , November 17, 2011 9:32 am

We have always loved to cook and traveling around the world has not changed that one bit.  Cooking in a hostel is a bit different though, largely due to poorly stocked hostel kitchens. In Central American hostels, for example, you have to overcome a few obstacles in the kitchen: No oven! Burners with limited temperature control Dull knives Probably no more than 1 pot and 1 frying pan What we &#91read more]

By , October 28, 2011 1:46 pm

We wrote another guest post!  This time it was part of a fun series put together by On a Junket.  We were asked to detail our top 5 travel moments, and our worst five. You can read our first instalment here: Traveled Earth’s Mike & Ashley Top 5 Best Travel Moments

By , October 26, 2011 7:37 am

This trip is truly my first chance to immerse myself in new cultures.  And the more I learn about Guatemalan culture, the harder I find it is to explain how we do things in Canada. In Canada, we often think of countries like Guatemala as “have-not” countries riddled with violence and poverty.  What we don’t bother to consider are all the positive aspects of the culture.  Like: The abundance of &#91read more]

By , October 22, 2011 8:00 am

We were asked a few weeks ago to write a guest post for Nomadic Vignette as a part of their Destination Home Series.  Sorry to disappoint everyone back home, but we chose to write about our home away from home at the time, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. Check out our story on Nomadic Vignette

By , October 14, 2011 6:00 am

Wow, I can hardly believe that we left home 100 days ago today. When I say it out loud, it sounds like a long time. A really long time. Especially when compared to the insignificant number of three – as in “three months,” which is what I was using just a few days ago to describe the length of time time we’ve been on the road. Infobox: In 100 days &#91read more]

By , August 14, 2011 4:05 pm

When Mike and I finally transitioned from “we should really travel some day” to “we are definitely going to do this thing,” our first step was to break the news to our friends and loved ones. We were a little nervous about telling everyone, because we weren’t sure what their reactions would be. Now, more than a year later, we’re introduced to new people as the couple that quit their &#91read more]

By , July 21, 2011 9:24 pm

Booyah!  It’s only Day 16 of our trip and we’ve already hit our budget goal:  $100 CAD or less per day.  Despite the fairly cheap costs in Mexico, it’s taken some time to make up for the roughly $700 airfare. As of today, our trip has cost us an average of $99.91 per day!  This includes airfare and a few whopping expenditures like the Whale Shark tour in Isla Holbox &#91read more]