Wanderer and OMentoring Combo Special

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My entire adult life I’ve been a trader. You’d think that would make me really good at haggling for the best deal in all the little markets I’ve strolled through around the world—it doesn’t. But it does make me good at a couple of things. I can make money from … Read More

Tie a Knot in my Taco


We spent a couple more days just hanging out around Patzcuaro. When Lowe gets a plate of tacos in front of him he always asks me or Ali what I consider to be about the cutest question in the world, “Can you tie a knot in my taco?” He needs … Read More

Quiroga Carnitas


On Sunday the town of Quiroga comes to life with a big market, and even bigger display of carnitas. Lining the road are the men who prepare the meat, each in their own special way, all of the delicious. They stand there cutting and slapping piles of meat on paper … Read More

Around Lake Patzcuaro


The campground in Patzucaro is a little property just off the main road, five minutes down from the main square. Those are the entrance gates on the left, and that man and VW bug are props that I placed there to complete the picture. Tzintzuntzan. I just love saying the … Read More

Isla de Janitzio

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Isla de Janitzio. The embarcadero is right down the street from the campground, and for just a couple bucks we get to enjoy a nice 20-minute ride across the lake to the island—my favorite place in Patzcuaro. The butterfly net fishermen. Not the easiest town to learn to skate in. … Read More



Patzcuaro. The United Nations named it one of the 100 Historic World Treasure Cities, and if you just got rid of all the cars, you could really feel like you had stepped back in time here. The town has one of the greatest plazas we’ve seen anywhere. It’s huge, clean, … Read More

Almost Time to Turn Left


Leaving our beachfront spot in Melaque. The heat has finally kicked in this year. As you can see, there isn’t much jockeying for space with other travelers by the end of May. More beachfront camping, all alone in Cuyutlán. Cuyutlán is a funny place, with at least a dozen restaurants … Read More

Barra de Navidad

Melaque and Barra de Navidad are on opposite ends of one big bay. We’ve been to Barra a bunch of times, even spending Christmas there with family when we were anchored in the lagoon out back of town. It’s a fun little place to walk around. Really run down, but … Read More


Occasionally the towns we travel to provide me with a place to work. In Sayulita there was a cheap co-work office. In some campgrounds there is a “rec-room.” In some there is a café. But in most, there is nothing. Fortunately, I have my own office. I sneak out of … Read More

Beach Town Hopping

Moving from Puerto Vallarta to Melaque after a couple weeks hanging around our old stomping grounds. Lowe had to bust open his piggy bank. Ouest bought it for him last year for his birthday. It was like a trick piggy bank, with no plug on the bottom. Occasionally as travelers … Read More


Mismaloya is just down the road a few miles from Puerto Vallarta. It’s a small bay, with a big hotel on one side, where nobody is ever on the beach, and a string of shack restaurants on the other side that is full of people. We’ve been coming here forever. … Read More