Archive for May, 2007

Machu Picchu

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 by Jennifer

Before we even started our RTW trip, Brian knew he wanted to see Machu Picchu in Peru. We did some research and came across a company called Peru Treks in Cusco offering 4-day guided tours of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Peru Treks provides community outreach programs and has an excellent porter [...]

Breast Cancer Free, but not Guilt Free

Saturday, May 5th, 2007 by Jennifer

WARNING: The following blog contains references to certain of my body parts and is rather personal. If you are highly sensitive, easily embarrassed, or are a friend of Brian’s and only know me as “that girl in the pictures on Brian’s blog,” feel free to skip this post.
As we slept in Patrick’s apartment [...]

Sick and Tired of Panama

Sunday, May 6th, 2007 by Jennifer

We literally are sick, and are tired of seeing just our hotel room in Panama. We´ve been here 5 days now and have yet to see anything in Panama. Just after we left Cuzo and arrived in Arequipa, I got sick. Horrible stomach cramps, nasty diarrhea and generally feeling like crap. [...]

Recompensa ($$$) para mi mochillo robado

Thursday, May 10th, 2007 by Brian

Si usted tiene mi mochillo del autobus con mi computadora y pasaporte, pagaria mucho dinero sin preguntas para devolverlo. Mandeme un email a brian at
If you stole my laptop two hours ago on the San Jose – Fortuna bus and have my passport and computer, I will pay you a reward with no [...]

Archipelago Adventure

Friday, May 18th, 2007 by Brian

I’m sitting poolside on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica writing on my phone as the day winds down. I am about to recount, for the second time, our time in Bocas del Toro in Northeastern Panama since my prior literary genius is on the desktop of my stolen laptop (next to my stolen [...]

Pura Vida

Monday, May 21st, 2007 by Jennifer

“Pure Life.” That´s the slogan here in Costa Rica. I´m not sure I agree with it, but it´s on every souvenir here, so we´ll go with it. Brian and I have both wanted to come to Costa Rica for the natural beauty, outdoor adventures and ecofriendly travel. In fact my Costa [...]

Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 by Jennifer

By the time you read this, we will be enjoying our first morning back in the good ol´ USA. We were originally scheduled to come home on June 5th, but we changed our plans to be present for my dearest friend Quiana´s wedding. I´ve known the girl for 22 years now, there was [...]

Winding Down

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 by Brian

We are already back as Jennifer noted and here is the last entry from Costa Rica – beach time, diving and getting a new passport are all included.