Best Value Meals: Five Continents, Quotable Quotes, and a Winner

Last month, we asked readers to share their most satisfying value meal experience for a chance at a gift certificate.The resulting entries from five continents (Africa and Antarctica conspicuously absent) did not disappoint. Some of the entries made us laugh. Some even made us cry. And all of them made our mouths water. Here are a few representative quotes … [Read more...]

Lensbaby, GPS upgrade, and a Mac: What’s New in Our Packs

Nikon D300

We physically feel the weight of our equipment day in and day out. After settling down for a few days in northern Nicaragua recently, we unpacked and were visually reminded of it all, too.Although the contents of our gadget bags haven't changed drastically since we first shared the nuts and bolts of our digital nomadism, a few items have.Here’s what’s new in … [Read more...]

Are We Too Old to Be Climbing Volcanoes?

The weight of my backpack at 5:00 AM was brutal: 9 liters of water, 1 sleeping bag, and sundry other camping bits and bobs. And I was one of the lucky ones. Dan carried all that plus an old school (read: heavy) four-person tent.Even at this hour, it was steamy. Under the weight of my pack, I was glazed in sweat before we reached the crossroads for the chicken … [Read more...]

The Barber of Leon: A Living Time Capsule, A 360 Degree Panorama

Ah, the local barber. A ritual, a comfort of home.Not so for me. Every haircut is a new adventure: a different country, a new language and yet another man with scissors (or God forbid, clippers) who has his own ideas about style.During a recent ear-lowering interlude in Leon, Nicaragua (see our 360-degree panorama photo below), it struck me that barber shops … [Read more...]