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Central America Tops and Flops thumbnail

This time last year, I was flying back to the USA after four months spent in one of my favorite pockets of planet earth: Central America. Over the course of five different trips, I’ve now been lucky enough to visit each of the seven countries making up this sub-continent — some of them multiple times! A… Read more

The Great Escape: Month 45 Roundup thumbnail

Note: I know there’s been plenty of recapping going on around these parts lately! I’m still fairly behind on my monthly roundups, but it is kind of fun to have a little blast from the past, no? Lots of juicy details inside! . Month 45 was, quite simply, amazing. One of the overall happiest periods of… Read more

Equilibrio Festival • El Salvador: Under the Stars thumbnail

Equilibrio — that beautiful, intimate and intense festival I attended in El Salvador this year — was all about balance. Its logo, shown above, represented this balance with two trapezoidal inverted shapes; one black, one white. My previous post focused on what I’d consider the pieces of the festival that fit into that light shape —… Read more

Equilibrio Festival • El Salvador: Under The Sun thumbnail

Festivals, it seems, have become somewhat of a passion of mine. I’ve made my way now to several around the world – Burning Man in the Nevada desert, Tomorrowland in a Belgian neverland, Sunjam on the shores of Honduras, Mardi Gras in the heart of New Orleans, and Batabano in the streets of Grand Cayman, to… Read more

Beachfront Bliss: Kicking Back in El Cuco thumbnail

El Salvador is kind of the pre-glass slipper Cinderella of Central America. Most backpackers bypass it entirely, and those that do pause to get their passports stamped tend to stay for just a few days, most often to surf along the Costa del Bálsamo or to take in the colonial Ruta de las Flores. I have… Read more

Week 193

Greetings from El Salvador! After nine days in El Cuco where I was lucky to get nine minutes a day of wifi, it feels almost overwhelming to be back on the grid here in El Tunco. (Overwhelming in a bad way when it comes to my inbox, overwhelming in a crazy fabulous way when it comes… Read more