North America · 54 Days · 121 Moments · October 2015

Meg & Tas' trip from Canada to US to Central

8 December 2015

Day 53-55: Beach in front of the resort
Days 53-55: Can't get enough of the buffet!

7 December 2015

Day 53-55: Drinks by the pool
Days 53-55: Excellence Riviera Cancun All Inclusive Resort

5 December 2015

Day 52: Finished off the day with a lovely dinner at Basmati Indian restaurant
Day 52: Sun made a brief appearance at the resort in the afternoon
Day 52: Stroll along the beach into Puerto Morelos town, luckily the rain held off!

4 December 2015

Day 51: Luxury at Excellence Riviera Cancun All Inclusive Resort - only unfortunately they can't control the rain!

3 December 2015

Day 50: Chichen Itza Ancient Mayan Capital
Day 50: Ik Kil Cenote and Mexican dancers at lunch
Day 50: Vallodolid markets and artwork in Tulum pueblo (regretfully didn't get any more photos of the colorful paintings on buildings all around town)

2 December 2015

Day 49: Snorkeling in Gran Cenote - photos not great quality, taken on iPhone off the screen of the underwater camera!
Day 49: Snorkeling with fish and big sea turtles in Akumal Bay
Day 49: Snorkeling with turtles in the crystal clear water of Gran Cenote

1 December 2015

Day 48: And a dip in the pool to cool off after the ride back to Hotel Howlita
Day 48: Lunch by the sea at the Mezzanine
Day 48: Tulum Mayan Ruins
Day 48: Cycled to the Tulum ruins

28 November 2015

Day 45: Views of Laguna de Apoyo & Granada from Catarina
Day 45: Relaxing at the Monkey Hut at Laguna de Apoyo (a lake inside a volcano crater)
Day 45: Staring into the active crater of Volcán Masaya

27 November 2015

Day 44: Granada - Catedral, Parque Central, Mercado, Iglesia
Day 44: Kayaking around Las Isletas, Granada
Day 44: Monkey Island

26 November 2015

Day 43: El Mercado Municipal de Masaya
Day 43: Arrived in Granada and hopped on a chicken bus to Masaya (luckily we didn't vomit and have to pay the cleaning fee)

25 November 2015

Day 42: Our last day surfing in San Juan

24 November 2015

Day 41: Beautiful sunset over the ocean
Day 41: Spanish lessons before hitting the beach

22 November 2015

Day 39: "Shuttle" to Playa Maderas
Day 39: Dia de Los Donuts for breakfast

21 November 2015

Day 38: Surfing at Playa Remanso

20 November 2015

Day 37: Ferry from Ometepe to San Jorje and back to San Juan Del Sur, this time staying at Casa el Oro

19 November 2015

Day 36: Altagracia and back to Moyogalpa for dinner
Day 36: El Ojo de Agua natural springs
Day 36: Breakfast at the Natural vegetarian restaurant at Playa Santo Domingo

18 November 2015

Day 35: Laguna Charco Verde, Isla de Ometepe
Day 35: Scooter to Charco Verde
Day 35: Our first trip on a Chicken bus (old US school buses converted to public buses) and ferry to Ometepe island

17 November 2015

Day 34: Surfing Donkey hostel, San Juan Del Sur
Day 34: Nicaraguan breakfast, lounging at the beach and exploring San Juan town

16 November 2015

Day 33: "Subway" and cerveza, Nicaraguan style
Day 33: 8 hours later and we made it to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Day 33: Our first long-haul public bus ride and crossing the Costa Rica-Nicaraguan border

15 November 2015

Day 32: Arenal Backpackers Resort Hostel and a parade of school bands through the streets of La Fortuna, Costa Rica

13 November 2015

Day 31: River rafting on Rio Pacuare from Puerto Viejo to Arenal - no pictures unfortunately!
Day 30: Hanging out in Puerto Viejo
Day 30: Made some friends who walked with us all the way to Playa Cocles and stayed with us all day!
Day 30: Playa Negra, black sand beach

12 November 2015

Day 29: Best dinner so far at Koki Beach
Day 29: Playa Cocles then a refreshing margarita at Outback Jacks!
Day 29: Cycling from Puerto Viejo to Punta Uva

11 November 2015

Day 28: Puppies, cats & flamingos at Pura Vida Hotel, Puerto Viejo
Day 28: Crossing the Panamanian-Costa Rican border bridge on foot and Puerto Viejo

10 November 2015

Day 27: Paddleboarding & lazing in the hammocks
Day 27: Lunch over the water with a starfish and a seahorse
Day 27: Water taxi to Bocas Town

9 November 2015

Day 26: wake boarding in the bay

8 November 2015

Day 25: Bubba's house, Isla Bastimentos
Day 25: Exploring Isla Bastimentos and Caribbean comida at Alvins
Day 25: Leaving Chiriqui and arriving at the Almirante docks and ferry to Bocas Del Toro

7 November 2015

Day 24: Had our first Panamanian "comida" at a roadside restaurant
Day 24: Celestine Waterfall

6 November 2015

Day 23: Lost & Found - Fortuna Forest Reserve, Chiriquí, Panama
Day 23: River Canyon, Gualaca

5 November 2015

Day 22: Lost & Found Jungle Hostel
Day 22: Hike up to the Lost & Found Jungle Hostel
Day 22: Sunrise over Panama City and bus from David
Day 21: Manhattan Beach Sunset before flying out of LA

3 November 2015

Day 20: Gaslamp Quarter in rainy San Diego
Day 20: Seaport Village San Diego

2 November 2015

Day 19: Mexican lunch in Old Town and a Dia de los Muertos remembrance stick for Grandad Colvin
Day 19: Dia de los Muertos in Old Town San Diego
Day 18: San Diego Ocean Beach

31 October 2015

Day 17: Impromptu drive to Long Beach, dinner in Belmont Shore watching trick-or-treaters and the night in Sunset Beach

30 October 2015

Days 16 & 17: Springfield at Universal Studios
Days 16 & 17: Hollywood and Universal Studios

29 October 2015

Day 15: Sunset at Venice beach skate park
Day 15: Santa Monica

28 October 2015

Day 14: LA Lakers at Staples Center
Day 14: Venice Beach

27 October 2015

Day 13: Santa Barbara State Street
Day 13: Santa Barbara beach
Day 13: Cruising around Santa Barbara

26 October 2015

Day 12: Cabrillo Highway 1 to Santa Barbara
Day 12: Cabrillo Hwy 1 from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara (via Monterey and Carmel) with a fantastic lunch stop at the Big Sur Roadhouse

25 October 2015

Day 11: Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Day 11: Sea lions on Santa Cruz Wharf and Tas taking his first dip in the Pacific Ocean
Day 11: Santa Cruz Casablanca Inn - upgraded to a balcony suite!
Day 11: Hwy 1 from San Fran to Santa Cruz and some fresh berries!
Day 11: Land's End Labyrinth in San Fran Presidio
Day 11: San Francisco - Lombard St & the Golden Gate Bridge

24 October 2015

Day 10: Fisherman's Wharf
Day 10: San Francisco Cable Cars
Day 10: 16th Ave Mosaic Steps

23 October 2015

Day 9: Amazing views of San Francisco from Kite Hill
Day 9: San Fran street car to Castro
Day 9: San Fran Sea lions at Pier 39
Day 9: San Fran Piers
Day 9: San Fran Green Tortoise Hostel

22 October 2015

Day 8: San Francisco
Day 8: California Redwood Highway 101
Day 8: Gold Beach & Oregon Coast Highway 101

21 October 2015

Day 7: Oregon Coast
Day 7: Roadtrip begins
Day 7: Portland Halloween Spirit

20 October 2015

Day 6: Portland - dinner at Por Que No?
Day 6: Portland - More cycling around the city
Day 6: Biking around Portland

19 October 2015

Day 5: Portland - Rainbow in the hostel yard
Day 5: Portland - N Alberta St & Mississippi Ave
Day 5: Portland - Voodoo Doughnuts, Downtown & Pearl District

18 October 2015

Day 4: Made it to Portland
Day 4: Seattle - Pike Place Markets and Seahawks NFL

17 October 2015

Day 3: Seattle - our first hostel cooked dinner!
Day 3: Seattle - Monorail and Chess in Westlake Park
Day 3: Seattle - EMP Museum & Seattle Center

16 October 2015

Day 2: Seattle Pike Place Market and Waterfront
Day 2: Seattle "Beneath the Streets" tour and Occidental Park
Day 2: Seattle Columbia Building Observatory

15 October 2015

Day 1: Whistler to Vancouver to Seattle