2019 in review

Lisa and I quit our jobs at the end of 2018 to embark on an extended travel adventure to Mexico and Central America. What followed was an incredible series of highlights - volcanoes, coral reefs, jungles, mountains, food, people, beaches - a simply spectacular period of our lives. Here is our 2019 story...

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How to find the perfect Airbnb rental
Casa Lily, San Cristobal

How to find the perfect Airbnb rental

Lisa and I have stayed almost exclusively at Airbnb lodgings during our Mexico and Central America adventure. We love the variety of places on offer and the ability to conduct thorough research in advance of our booking. Here are our our best tips for ensuring you find the perfect Airbnb rental for your next trip.

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Corona Diaries – Day 33
Deserted beach, Playa del Carmen

Corona Diaries – Day 33

Yesterday, the Mexican government officially declared a health emergency and ordered the suspension of all non-essential activities (public, private and social) until April 30th. Services deemed essential to maintain the economy include:

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What it’s like to be 15,000 kms from home during Coronavirus

Fifteen months ago, Lisa and I embarked on the adventure of our lifetimes. We quit our jobs, gave notice to our landlord, sold our car, put our possessions into storage, and headed off with the intention of spending two years in Mexico and Central America. Our first year was absolutely brilliant. We visited seven countries. Climbed volcanoes. Snorkeled and SCUBA dived in the Caribbean. Met lots of amazing people. Ate wonderful, fresh food. Explored Mayan ruins. Generally had an awesome and relaxing time taking in everything these diverse countries have to offer. "Didn't you get homesick?" We returned home to Melbourne and New Zealand briefly over the Christmas period. One of the first things our friends asked was, "Didn't you get homesick?" The easy answer was, "not really",…

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