I’m sitting on my balcony with a glass of agua de jamaica (that’s hibiscus flower) and Spanish polka playing in the background while I watch the clouds climb up one side of the volcano and slowly float away. I’m in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala!

After months of struggling in the job search to find the right job in the right place, Greg and I finally made it to the beautiful lakeside town of Panajachel. We were looking for a lifest...

10 Jan 2016

It was a beautiful sunny morning in September when Greg and Keith decided to go for a little ride to the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The Spillway is the closest area to us in New Orleans where you can go off-roading. It is about a 40 minute ride and Greg says there are good gravel and dirt roads to play on (I have yet to go myself). They left around 8am and were only planning on be out there for half a day. Around 10:30am I get a c...

11 Apr 2015

Written with love, from your wife! 


It’s been almost a year since our trip of a lifetime ended. We went through quite a bit just to make it happen let alone all we dealt with on the trip. But through it all, Greg, the absolute love of my life, worked to make this dream a reality and he definitely succeeded.


For those of you who have been following the blog, (which is probably the few that are actually reading this) Greg was th...

29 Dec 2014

View from our apartment in Santiago

Our epic motorcycle trip ended in April. We talked about staying on in Santiago. I would find a job and Jess would take Spanish classes until she acquired the language. She hesitated at first but the idea grew on her until she became enthusiastic about the new challenge. I put myself to scouring the local employment websites and contacting headhunters. At the same time, we began reading every...

1 Feb 2014

Days 116-118 – Cahuita, Limón, Costa Rica to Santa Catalina, Veraguas, Panama – 18,223 km


The Route: A) Cahuita, B) Guabito, C) Santa Catalina, D) Panama City



We left Cahuita first thing in the morning and we rode the remaining few kilometers east to the Panama border. It was a sleepy border crossing at Sixaola-Guabito but just over the bridge into Panama we were greeted by several German bikers on BMWs who had just finished...

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