Big Trip Summary & Statistics: ONE YEAR

One Year
Wow. 1 year. 52 weeks. 365 days. 525,600 minutesssss (cue Rent song…). January 8th, 2016 marks exactly one year since Mac & I left the Great White North for Managua, Nicaragua and since then we’ve seen & done some pretty cool things. Here are some stats I put together to recap our year of travel!
By the Numbers
Number of Continents: 3 – North & South America, Oceania

Number of Countries: 9 – Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, […]

Six Months of Travel – A Recap

It’s hard to believe that Mac and I have been traveling for half a year now! Since we left Canada on a cold & snowy day in the beginning of January, we’ve seen & done a LOT! I thought it’d be fun to recap our six months of travel thus far and to see what’s changed since we started!
Numbers Breakdown
Continents: 2 – North & South America

Countries: 7 – Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, […]

Dr. StrangeDive: How I Learned to Stop Worrying (about Sharks) and Love Scuba in Central America!

The following post is contributed by none other than my wonderful boyfriend, Mac. It’s been a while in the making, but we hope it adds some new flavour to the blog roll!


Greetings, True Believers!

As you can already tell by the title and greeting of this post, this is not your usual author (Tracey) you have grown to know and love. Bear with me as I attempt to find my blog “voice”. Trust me, it […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Nicaragua, Panama, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Big Trip Summary & Statistics: Month #3

I guess this recap could be considered a quarterly review since we’re now at 3 months of travel! I’ll leave that sort of post for another day though, and just focus on our latest 30 days of travel for now. Month number three marked the end of one continent and the beginning of another – South America! Our time was spent mostly in Panama with a few days in Colombia.

Numbers Breakdown
Number of Countries: 2 – […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Categories: Colombia, Monthly Statistics, Panama, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Panama Overview & Where to Stay

Let’s just get one thing clear. I LOVED PANAMA!!!! From beaches to mountains to big city living, this country has it all. Though not as cheap as Nicaragua, it’s definitely a lot less expensive than Costa Rica. As you’ll see below, we really reigned in our spendings during our time in Panama. This wasn’t really even intentional, but we did do a few things differently in this country.

Food: something that we really excelled in was […]

The Weekend Getaway That Wasn’t

Colón, Panama
Only 3 days left in Panama before our flight to Colombia? Let’s book a tour and make the trip to the beautiful San Blas Islands located on the Caribbean side of the country!

NOPE! The local Kuna people & the government are fighting over tour permits. Trip cancelled.

No worries. Let’s go to Colón instead! We can take the Panama Railway back and have a great adventure!

NOPE! It’s Saturday. The train doesn’t run on weekends.

From Mac on […]

By |April 5th, 2015|Categories: Panama, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |9 Comments

The Original Panama City – A Photo Essay

Panama City, Panama
In the heart of downtown Panama City lies the remains of the original settlement of Panama dating back to 1519. In 1671 Henry Morgan pillaged and attacked the city causing the eventual fire that destroyed it. The city was rebuilt in Casco Viejo which eventually grew to include the Panama City of today.

Mac and I took the public bus to this UNESCO World Heritage site and spent the morning walking around the ruins […]

By |April 4th, 2015|Categories: Panama, Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Man, A Plan, A Canal – Panama!

Panama City, Panama
Don’t you just love palindromes?? The morning that Mac and I spent at the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal was one of the coolest experiences and our engineering brains totally nerded out on the enormousness of the project.
Getting to the Miraflores Locks
Though many hostels and tour companies offer shuttles to and from the locks, they charge $8 per person and the pick-up and drop-off times are already set. Mac and I wanted […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Panama, Travel|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments