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Fleeing The Burbs: Our Two-Wheel Education Chapter 5: “One thing we learned about North Americans from Central Americans”

February 20, 2015   We are now over 5 months into our journey to South America, and there’s one thing that has perplexed me for many months. No matter what little Mexican and Central American families own as far as material possessions, no matter how small their house or few dollars they earned, the vast majority is happy. Why is this when they have so little? Ah, but that’s the thing. Too many in North America (NA) feel that in […]

Jack’s chapter 1 Video, Departure

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Good Day Sacramento checking in from Costa Rica

Fleeing The Burbs: Our Two-Wheel Education Chapter 4: Why didn’t anyone TELL us it was going to be this challenging?!?

I’m sitting this morning, sipping Guatemalan coffee on the couch of a friend’s house, just me and the cat wondering what the day will bring.  I know what we HAVE to accomplish this lovely Saturday, but there are too many things yet to do; finding Jack a new pair of shoes is one of them.  This is one of the first mornings I have been upright before 8AM.  It’s not because I’m lazy or on “vacation”.  The truth?  This family […]

Fleeing The Burbs: Our 2-Wheel Education Chapter 2 “Mainland Mexico: Learning the rules of the road and the way of the people”

By Sandy Borden   When crossing any border, you are immediately met with a whole new set of challenges. Where do I go? Where do I stay? Where do I eat? Why does it appear that there are no rules to passing or turning or even going straight?!? Your education begins now, class. Seasoned travelers know that when entering many countries, especially Mexico, you want to get over the border early, get your paperwork in order, and start heading south. […]

Overland Expo 2012: We’re Not Weird Here

It’s hard to put into words when just a glance or a look will suffice.  Words can be overused, overstretched and pushed out of the scope of their proper meaning.  When you find your true “family”, you don’t have to talk much.  Just listen, take in their stories, learn from their lives, sit back and be who you are as they are more than willing to accept you without the strings.  I’m talking about Overland Expo and the true “family” […]