apartment photography: travel gear tuesday

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

It’s officially been three months in our new apartment, as of two days ago, and we are really making progress in the homeyness department. Candles abound, a comfy couch complements a vintage, orange chair and Mike‘s great grandmother’s dining room table is great for holding everything but our meals. However, aside from my beautiful world […]

travel gear tuesday: don’t go hungry

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

As part of my packing strategy for my trip to Guatemala and El Salvador, I went to BJ’s Wholesale Club and bought a giant pack of LUNA bars – you would have thought I was packing to go live there. Fearing that I might adopt the comfort level that my friend Sue had achieved after […]

antigua guatemala

Monday, December 15th, 2008

It is always fascinating to visit a place where modernity is juxtaposed with remnants of preserved history. But in Antigua Guatemala- the preservation of colonialism remains against the wall of a constant reminder of an historic, natural phenomenon. The Volcán de Agua, which seems to serve as the backdrop of Antigua, erupted in 1541 destroying […]

a day and a half in transit

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I took Tuesday off from work knowing I would have arrived in Boston from Guatemala at about 1 AM on Monday night. I had planned for Tuesday to be productive – I would get through all of my emails and my Google reader, pay all of my bills, not only buy an external hard drive […]

travel gear tuesday: lesson learned

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

A tip by Camels and Chocolate, from her own personal experience, lead me on a quest to find mountains of bug spray for Guatemala and El Salvador. However, it never occurred to me that stores would not sell it out of season. After all, there is no threat of mosquitoes in Boston right now. Being […]

travel gear tuesday: to check or not to check

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

It was recommended to me by the travel clinic to not check a bag when I travel to Central America because it would probably be too hectic in the Guatemala Airport. It was also recommended that the liquid bug repellent is more convenient than the cream and therefore more effective, but if I were to […]

travel gear tuesday: hablo español…kind of

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

I pretty much sit in the car for over two hours, to and from work every day. But for the past week, I have not had to make the trek alone. Meet my newest travel companion… I know Rosetta Stone is awesome, it changed your life, blah blah blah, but I couldn’t justify spending more […]

i bought a plane ticket

Friday, September 5th, 2008

To Guatemala (because it is really cheap to fly there) where my friend Sue will meet me and travel on a bus with me to her house in El Salvador where I will spend the first week in December. very excited!