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5 Things to do in Martinique with Kids

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Now that the low-cost airline Norwegian Air is offering direct flights from Baltimore, New York and Boston, Martinique can be an affordable family getaway. Flights as low as $49 each way mean it might even be cheaper to spend the weekend in Martinique than at, say, a germ-infested water park lodge. I know which envelope I more »

Rocking and Rolling Honduras to the Tunes of Lou Reed

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Pretend you are a Honduran male who has come to the United States to make money to send to your family in Tegucigulpa. Your wife and three daughters run a small tienda (store) out of the front room of their house and have been paying $3 a week “tax” to the local drug gang that more »

El Salvador – We Didn’t Get Shot

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We had no expectations for El Salvador. In fact, our plan was to drive through it only because we had to so we could get to points further south, otherwise we would have skipped it altogether. R has too many clients who have told her things about the gang situation in El Salvador that if more »

A Hundred Dollars in Water Bottles

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On the second to last day before we left our rented house on the shores of Lake Atitlan, R and her friend went for a massage and Alan took two of his girls horseback riding. That left me home with Coconut, J, and their friend. I suggested that we take the kayaks to the nearby more »

The Battle for Guatemala

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My wife, two kids, and I spent the last week squinting into the sun glistening off the waters of Lago de Atitlan, a caldera lake set in the central highlands of Guatemala. Before that we were a week around Lago de Izabel, a vast lake connected by river to the Caribbean Sea and encompassing wetlands, more »

The sick times of our lives

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Coconut started coming down with what ails us before New Years’. She was running a high fever, and had muscle aches and a hacking cough. We were camping at the time at a tranquil place on the Rio Chiyo owned by a guy from Philadelphia and his Japanese wife. While we were all having fun more »

Things to Know about Life on the Road

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We left Alexandria, Virginia on August 1, 2015, in our 1985 VW Westphalia and spent nights in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas before finding ourselves at the U.S.-Mexican border in Laredo, Texas. When we crossed into Mexico on August 26, we expected to spend a month making our way to Belize more »

It’s a New Year in Guatemala

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We spent a low key New Years Eve – four Gallo beers and a rum with coconut water – relaxing in the quiet beauty of the Oasis Chiyo in Las Conchas, Guatemala. We brought the noise: J finally got to shoot off the last of the fireworks we purchased in Mexico and those that he more »

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