The Art of Overpacking and Mexican Mail

Despite all of the awesome advice on not packing too much, we procrastinated, finished packing at the last minute, and brought too much stuff. Yes there are things we wouldn’t want to travel… Continue reading

Some People Break Boards, Others Break Ribs

For about 10 days now, Erik has been walking around with what we though were just bruised ribs after a run in with a powerful wave at the Mexican Pipeline in Puerto Escondido.… Continue reading

No One Cares About the Super Bowl (except Americans)

We aren’t huge sports fans, but being in Mexico we thought it would be fun to watch the Super Bowl last night.  The Australian owner of the hotel turned the satellite TV on… Continue reading

No Solarez Necessary: Legit Ding Repair on the Road

Now that we’ve arrived in a proper small surf town in Mexico, we found a gem of a ding repair shack right on the beach.  I’m glad we didn’t get around to repairing… Continue reading

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, and Acapulco Recap

We just wanted to write a quick recap of the places we visited the first several days of our trip. Ixtapa: This is purely a tourist town over the hill from Zihuatanejo.  You… Continue reading

This Ain’t No Chicken Bus

We survived our first long bus ride.  We plan on taking chicken buses most of the way through Latin America.  If you have never heard of chicken busses, they are the most inexpensive… Continue reading

Casualties of Flying

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 So now we have been in Mexico for a full day.  We spent most of today wandering around Zihautanejo looking for a surf shop so we buy some Solarez… Continue reading

For Your Health

  Today was shot day.  Based on a recommendation from the pharmacist at CVS, we went to Passport Health so I could get a yellow fever shot.  Apparently very few places give yellow… Continue reading

Last Minute Prep

The clock is ticking.  Luckily, both of us are awesome procrastinators so we get more done the less time we have. Did I mention it was 34 degrees AND the surf was flat… Continue reading

One Week To Go!

We are counting down the days and running around San Diego trying to think of last minute things to take on our 4-7 month excursion. It cracks me up when Erik says we… Continue reading