Cuba is the most complex and challenging place we have traveled yet. It was also fascinating, deeply rewarding and, most importantly, possible. For detailed information on how we did it, check out our Cuba travel guide.
Travel time: 5 PTO days + 2 weekends in April of 2017
During this time, we wandered our way through museums, narrow city streets, Viñales Valley, Tobacco farms, an eco-community called Las Terrazas, rainforest ruins, and more. For more on our adventures and misadventures, see our posts below.
Gone Fishin’ … with Cormorants
Cormorants are heavier and more intelligent-seeming than you would expect, with neck feathers that are as soft as high-end cupcake
Packing for Cuba
We tried to keep our packs super light this trip (about 10 lbs in half-full 40L packs). Here's how.
Cuba Travel Guide
Cuba was the most difficult place to travel I've visited yet. It was also fascinating, deeply rewarding and, most importantly,
The Mexico City Metro is the best public transit…
When we were there, temperatures hit record lows. Fortunately our…
Raising Chickens in Cuba
Abuelo digs out some eggs from the nest of a free-roosting chicken. This man was probably my favorite person we
4 days in Mexico City
This trip is the one that made us realize that quick, cheap, international long weekends are an amazing strategy to
3 Days in England
The highlights of the trip were tours of Stonehenge and a nearly 1,700 year old Roman bath house.
The British Museum
The British Museum: "It's just a bunch of stuff that's been nicked from other countries."
Beautiful Bath, England
Walk centuries old stone streets, enjoy beautiful 18th century golden limestone architecture, and explore a 2000-year-old Roman bath house.
I was probably pretty annoying the entire day because of my barely contained excitement.
Near el Prado, a main boulevard in Havana, exists the closest thing that Cuba has to Craigslist.
We went to Colombia with a list of foods that we wanted to eat that was 2 pages long.
That Time We Tried Coca
Andeans across Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia have been chewing coca leaves or drinking coca tea for thousands of years
How Bogota Feels
This post is just a set of pictures from around the city that capture the feeling of Bogota.
The monastery-topped mountain Monseratte looms over the East horizon of Bogota.
Paloquemao, a gigantic, pungent, colorful, bountiful market in the middle of Bogota, did not disappoint.
Josh thinks visiting Teotihuacan was cooler than visiting the Pyramids of Giza. I'm on the fence.
In the heart of Historic Mexico City, on Zocalo Square and partially buried under the Cathedral of Mexico City, is
The Western (Wailing) Wall
We were fortunate to be able to visit 2 major religious sites in Old Jerusalem: The Western Wall and the
Dunes on the #5 Highway
If you are ever driving down the #5 Highway from MexiCali down the coast of the Sea of Cortez, keep
Baja Salt Flats
We spent a little while here in the pretty landscape, just enjoying the views.
The Greenwood Great House
The Greenwood Great House was one of the only plantation homes to survive the Christmas Rebellion of 1831.
Snorkeling Doctor’s Cave
Climate change and overfishing have decimated the Jamaican reef and turned it into a bleached, algae-covered mess. Still, we managed
Bogota on Election Day
We were both nervous and excited to be in the Colombian capital on the presidential Election Day. Let me break
14 Days in China
Our 1 week trip in China turned into 2, due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
Welcome to Jericho
We negotiated our way into the heart of Palestine by taxi using sign language, nods, smiles, cash, and the help
4 days ago, I decided to take a last-minute trip to anywhere south of Mexico and found an absurdly cheap
Panama City. It was just a city, really. With an ocean. And a canal. And more brown people than I'm