Home For Christmas

$14,000 spent 200 days traveled 50 friends made 30 cities explored 20 hostels slept in 16 flights flown 10 countries visited 5 workaways worked 1 perfect homecoming surprise After months of planning this surprise I can officially announce that WE…ARE…HOME! The best Christmas present of all was seeing our family’s reactions to our surprise homecoming.… Continue reading Home For Christmas

Traveling with a Significant Other

The post that many of you have been waiting for. I know this because I have gotten the same question from most of you throughout this trip. “How are you and Jake? Are you both still getting along?” These are valid and important questions. And to be honest, at times my response can shock myself… Continue reading Traveling with a Significant Other


The northwestern part of Costa Rica, including the majority of the Nicoya Peninsula, is within the province of Guanacaste. You’ll probably never need to know this again unless you plan to travel to Costa Rica, but maybe it’s a good fact to have for a trivia game someday. (You can thank me later). This is… Continue reading Guanacaste

El Caribe

Costa Rica is home to some incredible biodiversity and all of the regions of this little country have something beautiful and unique to offer. So far in Costa Rica we have traveled around the Central Valley, the Pacific Coast, and the Cloud Forest. Believe it or not there is still much more to see as… Continue reading El Caribe

On Being Homesick

I think it is that I time to call it like it is. Homesickness happens, whether people who are traveling admit it or not. And the whole idea around being homesick has a very negative connotation. You feel weak if you admit it to yourself or others. People think that you don’t enjoy what you… Continue reading On Being Homesick

100 Things I’ve Learned in 100 Days of Traveling

In no particular order here is a list of 100 things I have learned in 100 days of traveling abroad. Some of these are my own lessons, others are quotes from people I have met or books I have read along the way that have resonated with me, and of course there are a few… Continue reading 100 Things I’ve Learned in 100 Days of Traveling