Adventure List

Make Every Day an Adventure

Do you know what’s wrong with bucket lists?

It turns into another thing that you can NOT do. Instead of inspiring us, it turns into something we wish we can do but most likely will never do because it’s so out of reach.

Sure, I enjoy looking at beautiful places and people swimming with sharks in crystal waters or spending the night in an igloo looking at the Aurora Borealis. But the reality of that happening any time soon, when I live in Guatemala, in the middle of 3 volcanoes, sets in, and instead of inspiring me, it starts to feel like another disappointment and goal that can’t be accomplished in the near future.

I realized that no one is focusing on the magical Adventure list. One that we can start doing right now, and start living a fulfilled, adventurous, full-of-experience LIFE!

It’s time to create the most important commodity ever – MEMORIES.

El Salvador Festivals – San Miguel Carnival (Carnaval de San Miguel)

Out of the many places that you can visit in El Salvador San Miguel is one of those places you can’t miss if you are an adventurer. It is home to Chaparrastique volcano, one of the best and most challenging hiking opportunities in the whole country. The city is also close to many beaches that […]

Read More

How to Do Mountain Biking with a Young Child

Cycling is, of course, an exciting and healthy activity, the benefits it has for both children and families cannot be disputed or overlooked. We can borrow from the old adage that a family that plays together, stays together and as parents make sure that our cycling is part and parcel of our children’s physical activities. […]

Read More

6 of the Best Restaurants in Leon and Granada, Nicaragua

Whenever I plan a trip to a new place I like to search for restaurants that can provide amazing and unique experiences that will make us remember our time in that country or city. Plus, I often get questions about the best places to eat in the places I visit. So I came up with […]

Read More

4 Best Restaurants In El Salvador

The beaches of El Salvador are well known among surfers. Some say that they are the best surf spots in Central America. After hearing that, I decided to take my family there to see what it was all about. Plus, they are not too far away from the Guatemalan border. We have since been to […]

Read More

How Family Mountain Biking Bond Us

Who knew that when my husband came home with the mountain bike that he bought in Santiago, Chile, it would start a whole new chapter in our family’s life. Not only did it get our kids on bikes, but it has become one of the most bonding adventures of our family as well. Why Kids […]

Read More

6 Things to Know Before Getting Ready for Your First MTB Trip

The thrill of riding over rough terrain, by the path across the stream, gives you all the adrenaline rush. Riding on the edges around sharp bends can be nerve-wracking, but those trails that do not get any easier are what the enthusiast in you seeks. Six things that you should do before you go on […]

Read More

Brand New MTB Bike Park in Guatemala City – Taking it To New Levels

OK, so mountain biking and road biking are not new thing. However, the popularity of them is certainly growing by the second. Living in Antigua, Guatemala we have seen the rise of biking groups get bigger and bigger. Which is a good thing, but can also be a bad thing if the destination is not […]

Read More

Biking on Caye Caulker – The Only True Way to See the Island – Photo Essay

Caye Caulker is a two-mile island off of Belize City and without a doubt one of the most beautiful places my family and I have ever visited. We are so in love with it, that we want to move there, even for a short period of time. Aside the laid back lifestyle and gorgeous Caribbean […]

Read More

Playtpus Hydration Backpack for Mountain Biking

Several months ago, my family and I were on a quest for a hydration pack. My sons and husband are avid mountain bikers and the more they train the more they realize how important having a backpack that has the water pack on the inside, with easy access, is for them. That’s how I found […]

Read More

Ready to Hit the Pump Track for Some Serious MTB Bike Training

To achieve pro titles in mountain biking, you need to train. There is no way around it. If you listen to professional mountain bikers, they will talk about the endless hours of training they have. Living in Antigua, Guatemala there are few places to train well unless you go to parks. Related Read: Brand New […]

Read More

World’s Largest Mcdonald’s Orlando Florida – Is This Really Necessary?

Honestly, do we really need a ‘World’s Largest’ McDonalds? I highly doubt it. We stumbled upon this place accidentally while visiting Orlando, Florida. My son’s buddy lives in Orlando, and they haven’t seen one another in a long time. So the mama thought a safe bet would be to meet in McDonalds. The kids will […]

Read More

Carnegie Deli Review: Sandwiches and Entertainment All in One Famous Spot in NYC

Did you know that I lived in NYC for four years before I took off on my travel adventure that led me to my inevitable life as an ex-pat? I did. And I have to confess that in all those years I never visited Carnegie Deli. I passed it hundreds of times. I always peeked […]

Read More

Best Water Bottles for Bikes – Mountain Bike Racing – by Polisport

How long do most bike races last? Sometimes 3-4 hours if you’re riding on the slower side. But on average, if you’ve been competing often, it can take around 2-3 hours at most. So what is one of the biggest problems bikers face during a competition? Hydration! This problem can actually be split into several […]

Read More

Schnippers NYC: Affordable, Delicious, Kid Friendly Restaurant in NYC?

Can you really get the words affordable, delicious, and kid-friendly into one sentence when describing an NYC restaurant? I honestly didn’t think that is a possibility. Sure, kid-friendly exists here, but affordable as in less than $10 for a delicious huge meal that a child will devour? Have to admit, it is a challenge. After […]

Read More

Things To Do in Burlington, Vermont

Every time I visited Vermont, when I was younger, for some reason, we always bypassed Burlington. No idea what the reasoning behind it was. But regardless, I finally made it, and with my family. So it was an extra bonus for me to share it with them. Fun Facts About Burlington It dates back to […]

Read More

3 Famous Key West Restaurants

Key West, Florida is without a doubt one of the places one MUST visit when checking out the Florida Keys. This is where most of the action has been taking place for the last 500 hundred years and is still going strong. It is popular among travelers because it has the highest average temperature in […]

Read More

Lancaster County Home of All You Can Eat Restaurants

Not sure why the trend of Lancaster County is all you can eat style restaurants from huge buffets to family style meals, but I’ll take it. Secretly, I am a huge buffet fan. My husband, on the other hand, is into the al carte styled menus. But since he couldn’t join us on this family […]

Read More

Vermont Fun Facts and Info to Learn Before You Go

Vermont, nestled in the North East of USA, is a nature’s playground with open minded locals and tons of history. Before going to any place, I love to immerse myself in the history and traditions of each town, city, park and more. Vermont History The Abenaki, Mahican and Penacook groups were among the first Native […]

Read More

Street Food in NYC – What Are You in the Mood to Eat?

New York City is world renown for prize winning chefs, cuisines from all over the world and Michelin starred restaurants . There is even a saying, ‘You can eat three meals a day, ever single day for one year and still not eat at all the restaurants in NYC.” But aside from the insane amount […]

Read More

A Visit to the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a Can’t-Miss

Telling young kids that you were going to take them to a museum was almost the same as telling them you were about to go to the dentist. However, when you throw in words like dinosaurs, whales, meteors and other cool stuff their bodies start tingling, and they WANT to go! Related Read: Things to […]

Read More