Views from the Roof of La Basilica de la Assuncion

This is La Basilica de la Assuncion:


You might remember it as the striking catedral that dominates the parque central as I mentioned in my first post about Leon. Continue reading “Views from the Roof of La Basilica de la Assuncion”

Day 1 in Leon


You guys! I’m in Nicaragua! And it’s amazing! Continue reading “Day 1 in Leon”

Best of: Camino de Santiago, 2011


The Camino de Santiago was my first ever solo travel adventure. Continue reading “Best of: Camino de Santiago, 2011”

Texas Hill Country


It was a beautiful morning, we were dressed in our Sunday best, and I found myself somewhat surprised to find that I still remembered every word of the Nicene Creed. Continue reading “Texas Hill Country”

Coming Home: The List


Buying that plane ticket home from Mexico was bittersweet. Continue reading “Coming Home: The List”

Revisiting the Magic at Altos de Chavon

The first time I can remember visiting Los Altos de Chavon was the summer before 5th grade. I was so completely enchanted by the cobblestone streets, the massive amphitheater, and the breathtaking views of the Chavon River below that I swore up and down that one day, I would get married here. Granted, at the time of the exclamation my marital fixation was Ron Weasley – a fictional character from the Harry Potter books – but the point is that even then I found this place to be incredibly, incredibly romantic. Continue reading “Revisiting the Magic at Altos de Chavon”

Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial

Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus’s brother Bartholomew, Santo Domingo is considered today to be the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas. It was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule during their settlement of the new world and served as the launching point for a number of famous expeditions including those of Ponce De Leon, Diego Velazquez de Cuellar, Hernando Cortes, and Vasco Nunez de Balboa. It’s also a survivor, enduring hurricanes, pirates (Francis Drake captured the city in 1586 and held it for ransom), battles, invasions, occupations by France and Haiti, trades, dictators, and oppressive poverty. Continue reading “Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial”