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Las Islas Marietas

Mar 13, 2014No Comments

We convened at the beach in the early afternoon, on the west end where newbies learned to surf.  Dozens of fishing boats laid scattered across

(Not So) Fancy Footwork

Mar 09, 2014No Comments

We didn’t make a lot of modifications to our Jeep before leaving Canada, but we were prepared for emergencies.  We planned and purchased for every

The Real & Ridiculous Idiosyncrasies o...

Feb 26, 20141 Comment

Time didn’t move slower in Sayulita; time had been outlawed.  Sayulita pulled the pendulum from the clock, threw it out the window and drove over

Why We Overland With Our Dog

Feb 17, 20142 Comments

Over the past few months LJ and I have weighed the pros and cons of taking our dog, Sophie, on the next leg of our

Stumbling on Paradise

Feb 15, 2014Comments off

We spent the morning driving through lush, twisting hills on the carratera libra en route to Puerto Vallarta.  Again the GPS was telling us we

Anything Goes at Playa Victoria

Feb 15, 2014No Comments

I waited on the boulevard in Mazatlan while LJ ran into a hotel.  It sat three stories high across from the beach, with a terrace

Valentine’s Day in Mazatlan

Feb 14, 2014Comments off

We stopped midday in Mazatlan for fuel and to use una cajero automatico (ATM).  We were feeling irritable after a poor night of sleep, a

Mexico’s Sonora State: Driving throug...

Feb 13, 20141 Comment

We entered Mexico through the Nogales border crossing in Arizona (where we filled up at $3.05 per gallon – the cheapest we’d seen yet).  Although

The Big, Bad Border: Crossing Into Mexico

Feb 13, 2014No Comments

Have you ever driven a car and had police lights turn on behind you? Do you know that adrenaline rush you get when you think

San Francisco Bay Nightmare

Feb 09, 20142 Comments

We arrived in San Francisco in the heart of a torrential downpour.  In sync with the traffic, the turbulent weather had gotten worse all morning.