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John and Mandi

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787 days a wanderin'

Are We There Yet, Costa Rica

Jun 23, 2017

After almost two years traveling, we found ourselves in a bit of a funk...missing family and friends, the conveniences of house life, the mom and pop restaurant that greeted us by name, the honey from the beekeeper down the street, the smell our of...
 

Expenses: Florida Visit

Jun 19, 2017

Parking the van in Costa Rica and returning to Florida to visit friends and family was always part of our itinerary. While we didn't know when or for how long, the flexibility proved useful when our steering pump decided it had endured enough abuse...
 

Year Two Status Report

May 31, 2017

Two years on the road, we cannot believe it either. While we had planned for a multi-year trip, it is still unfathomable when we reach superfluous milestones such as this. Since we had never traveled before starting our Pan American journey, we...
 

Expenses: Nicaragua

Apr 30, 2017

We spent 26 days exploring Nicaragua which cost us $2,179.36, or $83.82 per day. We had hoped to keep our expenses lower but our failing steering pump and the soaring temperatures conspired against us. Removing the $310.00 for repairs and $265.01...
 

Dreamy to Desicating, Nicaragua

Mar 31, 2017

Our pressing visa expiration had us a bit worried about the amount of time we had to explore Nicaragua. What we didn't expect was the drastic change in plans once we found ourselves enveloped by the renowned Central American heat in the throws of...
 

Expenses: Honduras

Mar 9, 2017

In total we spent $3,144.13 or $104.80 per day in Honduras, an amount that makes the country appear very expensive. Considering we stayed 12 nights on Roatan, a premiere tourist destination, our daily average isn't all that terrible. Removing the...
 
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