Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

We have seen a lot of pavement over the past 12 months. Here are nine images that might give you a feel for how the drives have been. 1. Maine, USA – October 2, 2012 2. Badlands, South Dakota, USA – October 13, 2012 3. Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, USA – October 20, 2012 4. Northern … Read more


So, yeah, we do take the occasional selfie. We feel like it’s excusable, owing to the cool locales and absence of duck lips. Here are ten of our favorites. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – September 9, 2012 2. Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA – September 28, 2012 3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada – … Read more


Over the past twelve months and 25,000 miles we have taken some 8,500 pictures. These are some of the best, or at least some of our favorites. Happy viewing! 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – September 6, 2012 2. Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA – September 28, 2012 3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada – … Read more

Handsome Dog on Rocky Beach

Yesterday we shared our best 10 moments from our first year as Vangabonds, and so today we think it’s only fair to fess up about the worst 10 as well. Except we couldn’t think of 10 moments that were all that deserving. We stretched ourselves, but 9 will have to do. As we devised this … Read more

Badlands at Sunrise

For the last year we have opened our lives to the people, environments, customs, and experiences of a range of different places within North and Central America. These various aspects of the locations we’ve temporarily called home have gifted us with countless incredible memories and extensive mental reminders of our journey thus far. Now, as … Read more

Lenovo Brick

In case you missed it, here are links to Part One and Part Two of this saga. The next two weeks were an exercise in patience and maximizing efficiency. We worked out a schedule where we would alternate blocks of hours at the computer. On several occasions, off-time saw us writing blog posts with a pen and … Read more

PC Doctor Receipt

In case you missed it, here is a link to Part One of this saga. Broke-ass computer in tow, we pulled into Neily around lunchtime. The PC Doctor wasn’t hard to find, right across the street from the largest grocery store in town on the main drag. We stumbled into what looked like a pretty … Read more

A dead Lenovo in Costa Rica

It was Saturday morning in the Costa Rican jungle. There were monkeys hooting all around us, the coffee was fresh and hot, an empty beach was just sitting there waiting for us about a hundred paces away, and we had nothing planned. This probably sounds more or less like a description of an idyllic paradise. … Read more

Panama Migración

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Playa Zancudo

Commensurate with our experiences, our favorite photos from Costa Rica were taken outdoors capturing only a small fraction of the limitless wonders of nature that caught our attention daily this month. The word raw has been a more heavily used part of our vocabulary than usual as we’ve moved through Central America, and indeed as … Read more