Advice for the Road

Look back and smile. Appreciate the butterflies. Cherish the coming and going. Be okay with leaving. Feel your emotions. And then let them out into the world. Write things down. Scream when you want to. Sing out loud. Cry when you need to. Bounce around when you just have to. Look up. Take deep breaths. CloseContinue reading “Advice for the Road”

I’ll Always Be the Girl Who Adventures

In anticipation of my move to Colombia and my success in making it to the final round of Fulbright to teach English in Brazil, one of my closest friends told me that I’m still the girl who adventures. She told me to trust that life has something amazing coming. I believe it does. Today, FebruaryContinue reading “I’ll Always Be the Girl Who Adventures”

Death, Movement and Stillness

This is the last month in which I can say “My dad died last year.” Yup, I’ve thought about that. Usually we count down towards the future in anticipation of something, but I know it has been eighteen months or a year and a half since my dad unexpectedly died; and in one month, itContinue reading “Death, Movement and Stillness”

From Brain To Mouth: KB & codea Edition

Being back from our Central America trip doesn’t mean we have to stop blogging about it right?! Here are some preeetty funny, insightful, silly, and ridiculous things that we said during our time abroad. We hope you laugh, think, wonder, and wander while reading them. Also, enjoy the picture below, for it is priceless. KB:Continue reading “From Brain To Mouth: KB & codea Edition”

Nicaragua & Costa Rica: Top 10 Most Ridiculous Things That Really Happened

We miss being abroad. We’d re-live all of these moments in a hot sec: 1. The bus driving away with our backpacks and passports on it. And us engaging in a bus chase with a taxi. 2. Leaving our passports in the first hostel we stayed in in Nicaragua. 3. Christine chased a Nicaraguan kidContinue reading “Nicaragua & Costa Rica: Top 10 Most Ridiculous Things That Really Happened”

9 cities, 14 days

We’re not sure if our brains have the capacity to talk about the last two weeks right now. It’s been one adventure after another. In a nutshell, this is what the last 14 days entailed: 1. Volcano boarding down Cerro Negro in León, Nicaragua. 2. Watching a sea turtle nest, and relocating its eggs. #SaveTheSeaTurtlesContinue reading “9 cities, 14 days”

Travel is Relative

We received travel vouchers for successfully completing our Peer Mentor internships with API, and we used them to purchase our flights. We booked them in October after continuously searching for flights to anywhere. We decided on Costa Rica because we had heard wonderful things from #hAPI study abroad students – we added Nicaragua in because,Continue reading “Travel is Relative”

Questions We Have For Nicaragua

Why do you wear pants in 90 degree weather? Why are we the only ones sweating? How do you know when to cross the street? Why can’t you open cab doors from the inside? How do you feel about foreigners? Why does it say ‘alto’ instead of ‘para’ on the stop signs? Do you justContinue reading “Questions We Have For Nicaragua”

(Snowboarding – Snow) + Volcano

Volcano boarding. Two words we never knew could go together. Well, in Nicaragua, they do. And we did it. Today we woke up early and explored León. We saw the Catedral de León, got smoothies, and made scrambled eggs with tomato and zucchini at the hostel just in time for the 9 am volcano boardingContinue reading “(Snowboarding – Snow) + Volcano”

We’ll Cross That Border When We Get There

The moment you set an alarm for 4:30am, you deserve an interesting day. We got nothing short of that on the day we crossed the border from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. Here’s our attempt at describing what was the longest, sketchiest, most entertaining Cross The Border Day. When we climbed out of our bunks atContinue reading “We’ll Cross That Border When We Get There”