Category: Logistics

This sections deals with details on how to make things happen, whether with transport, preparation, packing, organization, etc.

November 8 / Accommodations

Don’t ask why, but I’ve been keeping a list of all the places I’ve slept. Strangely it’s one of the more accurate loggings I have. It’s been over a year and half at this point and I’ve recently hit over 100 different homes. Ha. That’s something like an average of…

November 1 / Finances

Bolivia was undoubtedly the cheapest country I had been in in South America. Unfortunately the expenses below don’t reflect that but there were extenuating circumstances. Staying at a party hostel was a necessity. I needed the diversion and a place to recharge and connect with people. I also stayed in…

August 30 / Finances

I had no intention or expectations of spending so much time in Peru. To be honest, Peru never really held all that much intrigue for me. Sure there’s Macchu Pichu and while working with Peru Hop on their old site, I learned about the desert in Ica, and a couple…

August 19 / Logistics

It’s officially been over a year and a half since I left home and embarked on this new path. Looking back on where I started in terms of the things I purchased and brought with me, it’s surprising how little has changed. Seems most of my decisions back then were…

June 27 / Finances

I didn’t realize I spent as much time in Ecuador as I did. In truth I only went to a few places, the Galapagos, Montanita, and a few nights in random places as I rushed through the country to meet a friend in Peru and to avoid the USD expenses…

April 13 / Finances

Well, I survived. When I left my old life I had no idea what to expect and whether I’d be able to afford living on the road. I had looked at my income and made some educated guesses but there was no way to know. Today, I know. Life on…

March 16 / Finances

Colombia was a disaster in terms of tracking all my spending. Christmas and New Years were rather expensive, as I wanted something different in terms of food and drinks. There was a lot of activity at first but this was also where I got lost for a while and had…

December 22 / Finances

Panama is the country I spent the least amount of time in. At 14 days, it was a bit of a pass-through country. I hadn’t planned on staying long and thought it would be a gateway to Colombia, which it was. I did spend most of the time in Bocas…

December 1 / Finances

Costa Rica. Ugh. Ok, yes it’s beautiful, but god does it really have to be that expensive? It’s absurdly expensive and I don’t understand why. Of all the countries I’ve been to so far, this one made the least sense. Granted some of the places I went to were tourist…

November 13 / Accommodations

Wild Waves, Playa Guanacaste/Popoyo, Nicaragua — 4.5 star Website: wildwavesnicaragua.com Trip Advisor Link A FEW SHOTS OF Wild WAVES Clean, stylish, new bathrooms. The dining area. Simple isn’t it, but works well for after dinner drinks too. One of the shared rooms. Clean and functional. The fridge, help yourself but…

November 13 / Finances

Nicaragua was never on the radar. In fact I only went there because 1. I had to flee the costs of Costa Rica and 2. I was already so close I couldn’t find a reason not to at least check it out. I hadn’t planned on staying very long but…

October 2 / Finances

Mexico is fantastic and still very affordable. It’s definitely a country I’ll spend more time in. My time there was split between about 2 weeks alone before V joined me and about a month or so alone after she left to go back home. The time spent with her was…

October 1 / Accommodations

DF SUITES, DF, Mexico — 5 star Website: hostelsuitesdf.com Hosteworld Link A FEW SHOTS OF DF SUITES HOSTEL A small ground floor courtyard. The ground floor TV/computer/common area. A view from the ground floor courtyard. One of the dorm room bunkbeds including the lockers to the right and the sheets…

August 14 / Logistics

Bus – plane transport central america Traveling throughout Central America by bus or plane is generally surprisingly easy. Many countries have an impressively well developed transport infrastructure. With a few exceptions, these aren’t the days of chicken buses anymore. While Belize was the worst in terms of infrastructure on almost…

August 12 / Logistics

Almost 4 months in, and time I think, to do a bit of a recap. I left my home, sold everything I own and said goodbye to my friends in early April. Since then I’ve been through 4 countries, 3 of them new, a number of cities, multiple towns and…

July 29 / Finances

We only managed to go to 2 places in Guatemala: Finca Tatin in the jungle, and Antigua in the mountains. So all in all, V and I only spent 8 days there. What we wanted to do was climb a volcano and spend time in the jungle so that’s what…

July 28 / Accommodations

Casa Amarilla (Yellow House), Antigua, Guatemala — 4.5 star Website: guatetravel.com Trip Advisor Link A FEW SHOTS OF CASA AMARILLA (YELLOW HOUSE) HOSTEL A small top floor courtyard. Private room beds were large and quite comfortable. TV was optional and a bit more expensive. Rooms were pretty bright and spacious.…

July 21 / Finances

We only went to 2 places in Belize and to be honest, that was enough. Belize was a let down and likely the country I liked the least. While the snorkeling/diving is breathtaking, there didn’t seem to be much else on offer. I’d go back for more snorkeling and diving,…

July 21 / Accommodations

Bull’s Beach Cabanas, Placencia, Belize — 3 star Website: bullsbeachcabanas.com TripAdvisor Link A FEW SHOTS OF BULL’S BEACH CABANAS Decent double sized bed. Clean enough room, spacious with a fridge. Worked out well. A fan, a chair and an armoire. Bathroom was just ok. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great. Bit claustrophobic…

June 23 / Logistics

Vehicle Rentals in Mexico Think a car rental or moped isn’t feasible during your travels through mexico? Think again, you might be surprised. Moped Rental In small towns or isolated areas like small islands (for example Isla Mujeres or Cozumel) a scooter/moped might be a great option, arguable even better…

June 9 / Finances

My time in Florida was spent at my Dad’s and my Aunt’s so housing costs were nil, but I still had lots to buy to prepare for the trip so travel investments were high and well, the USA is all-around expensive so it’s not surprise I still ended up spending…

June 7 / Finances

Second stop and the ride continues. NYC was full of surprises but how expensive it turned out to be, wasn’t one of them. Despite staying with friends for most of the almost 2 weeks I was there, it managed to suck a good chunk of money out of my bank…

June 5 / Finances

My first stop, and in truth, there was still lots to do in terms of securing my ability to work from abroad, things to buy, last minute details to take care of, research to do, etc. But here’s the breakdown for posterity’s sake of my Toronto expenses which included buying…

June 2 / Finances

Travel spending The financial portion is more about having a quick reference I go back to than anything else, but it’s also to help provide some context for those interested in traveling and seeing how someone else spent. You may spend more or less at every location. We each have…

June 2 / Logistics

The preparations for a Digital Nomad lifestyle. As you can imagine, preparing for a 2 year trip can be a bit stressful. I’m a pretty laid back person, and generally that’s a good thing but when it comes to being proactive, being laid back isn’t always¬†very helpful. Luckily, I had…