Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Caves Branch is a once-in-a-lifetime typa thing that should be experienced again and again. What is it, you ask? Give me two minutes… Let me start by saying that the website of Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge heeds the following warning, “Please Remember, Caves Branch is  NOT a resort-we are a unique Jungle Adventure…

Tikal (& a Li’L Flores)

You can’t research traveling to Guatemala without seeing ads pop up for cultural excursions to the ruins of Tikal. Tikal is a beautifully preserved Mayan village with it’s earliest remains dating back to 1000 BC. It’s massive and in order to explore the entirety of the space, you’d need 2-3 days. We took the recommendation…

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, girl, you have our hearts. This city is like finding a slight tear the fabric of our universe and finding a teeny spot where absolutely everything is beautiful. The architecture, the landscaping, the people, the energy, all of it vibrant and inviting. The jewel of the city itself are the incredible hotels. Many of…

Lago Atitlan

I don’t know what Lake Como really looks like but from my understanding, it’s pretty much the Elfin land of my LOTR dreams. Lake Atitlan seems like the Central American Lake Como… Without all the yachts and champagne. The lake is a mesmerizing turquoise color and surrounding volcanoes are often backlit by lightening. We spent…

Puerto Escondido, baby

Ooooo Puerto. The magical, oft sickeningly hot, tropical beach land that is Puerto. I have nothing but love for the town itself but I must admit my experience was marred slightly by 48 hours of a pretty nasty stomach bug that lead to a gnarly fever for which I was bed-ridden. Womp womp womb. Aside…

Mexico City

Luke works for a dope company. How dope you ask? So dope it allows him some travel time to places on our bucket lists. Over the next month, he and I will be traveling to parts of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Our first stop was through Mexico City where we ate real well, devoured endless…

Van Morrison

Shout out to Van Morrison who gave us quite possibly the easiest #vanlife weekend to date! Luke and I have had our fair share of difficulties when it comes to finding a place to camp. During our weekend with Morrison we didn’t have a lot of time- try 24 hours to be exact. Rather than…

Sparkles the Sprinter Van

Drumroll for [my absolute favorite van name of all time] Sparkles the Sprinter van! I gotta tell it to ya straight… GoCamp’s Sparkles is a dream. Taking a trip with Sparkles feels less like roughing it ‘van life’ style and more like ‘hitting the jackpot/ winning a vacation a la Let’s Make a Deal’. Sparkles…

The Marin Mountaineer

Hey world. It’s time to welcome the Marin Mountaineer to the van rental game. [Insert deep blissful sigh] What a weekend. Two weeks ago Luke and I had the incredible privilege of taking out one of GoCamp‘s San Francisco-based campervans, the Marin Mountaineer. It had been months (yes, months) since we’d hopped inside a van and…