Staying Warm
When we were there, D.F. hit record low temps. Fortunately our Air B’n’B was less than a block away from an amazing hot chocolate and churro place.
Photo Post: Kindergarten Street Art
Metro Envy
The Mexico City Metro is the best public transit I’ve ever taken. You can get to any location in the city for 5 pesos (about 25 cents USD), on a subway that reliably runs every 2 minutes, without speaking a word of Spanish. (Each line has a color and each stop has a picture, as…
More Than 50% Lost
“I think we are more than 50% lost right now.” It turns out that in order to leave the Merced metro station to walk toward Sonora, you need to exit through a market. And if you turn the wrong way, it is possible to walk for 3 city blocks through narrow passageways, in between cramped…
Video Post: Old Cars in Cuba
For the grandparents and gear heads.
Baja (coming soon)
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Egypt (coming soon)
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Panama (coming soon)
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USA Coast to Coast (coming soon)
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Israel + Palestine (coming soon)
Israel and Palestine were complex places with a lot to unpack. We really look forward to doing so here!
Photo Post: Havana Forgotten
Video Post: Cuban Guard in Lockstep
¡Todo por la Patria! / All For Country! Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba
That Time A Wheel Flew Off Our Taxi
We were driving down the highway when...
Video: Welcome to Havana
Photo Post: Out and About in Cuba
Trans culture was surprisingly visible out and about in Cuba! Especially in Central Park.
Mexico City
Museo de la Revolución
The Museum of the Revolution: As Americans, we didn't feel much love here.
Cuba is the most complex and challenging place we have traveled yet. It was also fascinating, deeply rewarding and, most importantly, possible.
Sample Itinerary for a Trip to Cuba
This is a sample itinerary for a person-to-person educational visa circa April 2017.
How (Not) To Buy Things In Cuba
Buying goods in Cuba can be tough, especially if you get outside of the tourist areas.
Ephemeral Peso Ice Cream (This is important)
In what appears to be a closed down storefront in Viñales, there is an ephemeral ice cream shop.
Photo Post: Good morning, Viñales
Hiking Deep Into Cuban Cigar Country With Edrey
The tobacco farms in Viñales Valley produce some of the best cigars in the world.
Traipsing Through the Jungle in Rio San Juan
We flagged down an off-duty driver, who had a friend, who had a family member, who was able to give us a ride in the back of a tractor taxi past farms and jungle to the river.
Packing for Panama
This is all the clothing I brought with me to Panama, plus the clothes that I was wearing when I took this picture, (including my hiking boots). This was the first trip where I learned to wash my clothes in the sink every night and it worked marvelously. The temperature range for this trip was…
Regla: A Well-Kept Secret
Just across the bay from Havana sits Regla, a fascinating town with a rich cultural history.
Graffiti in Havana
A person could spend an entire vacation exploring graffiti in Havana.
Las Terrazas: Vacation like a Cuban
Video: "This is easily my favorite place we've been so far."
We’re famous!
This happened to us at both museums we visited.
Packing for Cuba
We tried to keep our packs super light this trip (about 10 lbs in half-full 40L packs). Here's how.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle like a Cuban
Cubans are master recyclers, perhaps to a fault.
Caught in the rain in Viñales, Cuba
With no internet connection or any way to get a forecast, the best we could do was look up at the sky, gather up all of our optimism, decide it was good enough to go out, and set off into the valley on horseback.
Give us this day our daily bread
Vertical, low-tech lifestyle of street-vending in Havana.