Merry Christmas 2016

I just wanted to stop by real quick and wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! Currently I’m packing for my upcoming trip to Cuba (more to come on that soon), finishing some last minute present wrapping and furiously cleaning my house from top to bottom before the dog sitter comes to stay….

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2016 Book Review

It’s time for my annual (two years in a row makes it annual, right?) list of books that I read this year, and my personal review of each. I had a goal of reading more this year, but instead, I actually read less. It’s a bit disappointing since reading used to be such a large…

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2016 Craft Projects

Call me a nerd. Call me crafty. Call me whatever you want. The truth is, despite how much I love traveling, I also love domestic hobbies as well. Cooking, gardening, binging on Netflix, and various craft projects. And when I can combine my domestic hobbies with my love for travel, that’s even better! Sometimes that’s…

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Ruinas Mayas in El Salvador

“Central America is famous for it’s Mayan ruins. So El Salvador must have some of their own, right?” This was the thought that went through my mind when I was trying to find things to do on my trip. Once again, my research online turned up few results, but I did see 3 sites that might…

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Hiking the Santa Ana Volcano

El Salvador isn’t exactly on the tourist circuit, so when I started searching for information on hiking the Santa Ana volcano, I found very little. There are a few blogs out there that have some details, but not as much as I was looking for. I’m going to try to remedy that here. It’s a long post…

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Wandering the Streets of Santa Ana

It’s time to trade the sandy beaches and colorful reefs of Roatan for the city streets of Santa Ana, El Salvador! I would be sad to be leaving if I wasn’t looking forward to exploring a new country. Hello El Salvador! You look so pretty from the air! As I usually do when planning a trip, I…

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Honduras Breakdown and Travel Tips

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a dive-focused vacation and I’ve forgotten how much fun they are. It’s also been awhile since I’ve traveled with a large group of friends. Usually I prefer to travel with one other person, or alone. But Roatan provided the perfect setting for changing my travel routine up, and…

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Relaxing on a Deserted Island

Last week I left off after telling you about the first part of our sailing trip – two snorkel stops and exploring a pretty beach. But there’s still so much left in our day! After we leave the beach, we have roughly an hour long boat ride to our next stop – a deserted island. I’m…

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Sailing Takes Me Away

Ahhh sailing. You’re the best. Well, more specifically in this case, boating. It’s not really a sailboat. Which is a good thing, because we’re going around the entire island today, and a sailboat may take awhile. We’ll spend the whole day circumnavigating the island of Roatan with several snorkel stops and lunch on a tiny deserted…

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Under the Sea at Night

Before I tell you about our night dive, I want to apologize for the blurriness of most of these photos. It’s extremely hard to juggle a camera and flashlight while swimming underwater. But the amazing undersea life is just too awesome not to share! We head out to our dive site right at sunset. It’s actually…

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Diving Mary’s Place

As I mentioned in my post about Prince Albert Wreck, Mary’s Place is one of the dives I most want to do on this trip. So I’m thrilled when Emma meets a bartender at Sundowner’s who also happens to be a dive master at Barefoot Divers, the shop closest to these dives. He offers to extend…

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The Views at Washington Pass

After our glorious morning hike to Blue Lake to see the larches, Adrienne drives us a short distance to Washington Pass for more gorgeous mountain views. Unlike Blue Lake, the views at Washington Pass are only a short walk from the parking lot. The larches here in Washington are alpine larches. They only grow at high altitudes….

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