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

Perfect Mix


We’re staying in downtown Puerto Vallarta right now, but pristine surf beaches are still only a short drive away. Lowe’s been wanting a cart for a while, so we hit the Home Depot, picked up some wheels and plywood, and built this. We’re in testing phase-one now, deciding what else … Read More

Making Memories


Our good friend Xochi turned six the other day, which meant a beach party and piñata.  Xochi doesn’t know it yet, but Lowe has told us that he’s taking her along on his motorcycle trip. The around-the-world motorcycle trip that he and Ouest have been planning for the past few … Read More

North of PV


North of Puerto Vallarta is a string of cool places. Lately we’ve just been popping around from one to another, playing, running errands, and hanging out with friends. Sayulita. I’m not sure what was cooking under there. Lo de Marcos. The kids pick up hundreds of mangos every day, and … Read More

Jumping the Shark


Has Sayulita jumped the shark? Or was it just inevitable that our time there would come to an end? I don’t know, but after this visit, I’m not sure there will be any more. Three things happened this week. They always happen in threes, right? One, the kids’ bikes were stolen. … Read More

Barefoot and Fancy-Free


I’ve been working on a couple projects lately, and have been slow to get through pics. I don’t have a lot to say about these few days. Just more of our laid-back life. The kids love it when I play this game. For $30 pesos you get three rocks. Hit … Read More

Big Day Out


The past few days Lowe has been wiggling his first loose tooth around in his mouth. He’s been a little nervous about the whole thing, but excited at the same time. For the most part, he wouldn’t even show me the tooth, fearing that I’d reach in with my grubby … Read More