From Alaska to the very south of South America, I’m traveling mostly by motorbike to experience the land and soul of these vast continents. The details of the journey are anything but what I expected, yet the product is so valuable I would change not a thing. Here, I share the details and leave the product for you to discover.
June has me traveling from Cancun, Mexico to Lago de Jojoa in Honduras via Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Notable events include: Traveled about 1600 miles I paid for a place to sleep — bed or camping — every night of the month except for one at a cost of $335 ($11.50 per night) I […]
The border crossing from Chetumal, Mexico into Belize is often called easy and straightforward. Officials on both sides of the border speak English. Both countries’ border compounds are well-labeled and attended by mostly-helpful people. Still, any border crossing can go bad without some preparation, and individual experiences seem to very greatly from official to official. […]
The kitchen is the surest way to measure a hostel. It’s usually the last space to get the kind of attention that makes a hostel a home. When a kitchen looks homely, the rest of the space usually follows. A clean kitchen bodes well. The best hostel kitchens in Mexico — and hostels for that […]
Forty-something months ago, I put a label on this adventure. I set a fairly open-ended goal of traveling not just one America but three of them — North, Central, and South. I did give myself an out, an easy way to skip number three without needing a major branding change should South America prove to […]