Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala. This is a magical place hidden in the foggy, humid mountains of central Guatemala that is only accessable by a long dusty mountain road in the back of a pickup truck. While there I crawled and swam in caves by candle light, climbed through dense jungle to see the pools of Semuc below from the vista, had fish nibble on my toes as I doggy paddled through the bright blue waters of the pools, and even had time to pack in to the back of a pickup truck with locals and all to return to my beautiful hostel on the river called Utopia Eco Lodge. A place worth the 14 hours of travel time to see. You can see the view from my bed that I woke up to every morning and my daily hammock nap spot. Breathtaking.

My final back dive into the warm, bright blue waters of #Utila #honduras. After three days of diving with sting rays, turtles, fishes, eels, shipwrecks, caves and friends, I am officially an advanced open water #SCUBA diver.
#PADI #gosomewhere #gopro #underwater #viewfromtheroof #caribbean (at Captain Morgan’s Dive Centre Utila)

My classroom for the day. Yesterday I arrived on the island of Utila, Honduras and tomorrow I will begin my advanced open water dive certification. It was a long journey that took 12 different legs of transportation and a week to get here from Xela, Guatemala, but I’ve finally arrived in paradise! More photos to come soon.
#utila #honduras #scubadivingcertification #paradise #cantstopsweating #toohot (at Captain Morgan’s Dive Centre Utila)

My first attempt at using my new #GoPro for a #sunrise #timelapse from the top of Central America #Volcan #Tajumulco. Not too bad if I say so myself 😜.

#viewfromtheroof of Central America at sunset. This is the top of Volcan Tajumulco, which is the highest point in all of Central America at over 4,200 meters! I woke up at 4am to climb the peak the next morning to witness the best sunrise I’ve ever seen. Oxygen was low at this altitude and this hike was hands down the most physically demanding thing I’ve ever done in my life.
#vftr #centralamerica #volcan #tajumulco #cantbreathe #sunset #4200m #rei1440project #guatemala #ambition

Throwback Thursday:
To a month back when I laid out all of my things that I would be packing for me trip. I set out with the goal to have all of my belongings fit into a carry-on sized pack. I achieved my goal… almost
Below is a list of everything that I fit into my 40 L backpack.
3 pairs of socks
4 pairs of boxers
3 t-shirts
1 USMNT jersey
1 short sleeve button up
1 long sleeve button up
1 long sleeve heat compression shirt
1 long sleeve running top
1 rain shell
1 down jacket
1 pair of pants
4 pairs of shorts/board shorts
1 18L day pack
1 Rough Guides to Central America on a Budget book.
1 11-inch laptop and charger
1 PADI Dive log
1 surfing Central America book
Important Documents & Papers
1 Sleeping bag liner
1 Inflatable travel neck pillow
1 Kindle & charger
1 Head Lamp
1 Stainless Steel water bottle
8L & 4L dry bags
1 Travel towel
1 Toiletries Bag
1 bottle Charcoal tablets
1 bottle of Gold Bond
1 large moleskin journal and 6 small journals with pens
1 Spanish phrases book
1 Carabiner
2 bag locks w/ steel cable
1 padlock
1 First aid kit
1 extra set of shoelaces
1 30ft of nylon rope
2 36-inch buckle straps
1 bandana
1 Bottle of sunscreen
1 bottle of body wash
1 bottle of bug spray
2 pairs of sunglasses
1 pair of trail running shoes
1 pair of Sandals
1  GoPro and accessories/charge
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Throwback Thursday:
To a month back when I laid out all of my things that I would be packing for me trip. I set out with the goal to have all of my belongings fit into a carry-on sized pack. I achieved my goal… almost
Below is a list of everything that I fit into my 40 L backpack.
3 pairs of socks
4 pairs of boxers
3 t-shirts
1 USMNT jersey
1 short sleeve button up
1 long sleeve button up
1 long sleeve heat compression shirt
1 long sleeve running top
1 rain shell
1 down jacket
1 pair of pants
4 pairs of shorts/board shorts
1 18L day pack
1 Rough Guides to Central America on a Budget book.
1 11-inch laptop and charger
1 PADI Dive log
1 surfing Central America book
Important Documents & Papers
1 Sleeping bag liner
1 Inflatable travel neck pillow
1 Kindle & charger
1 Head Lamp
1 Stainless Steel water bottle
8L & 4L dry bags
1 Travel towel
1 Toiletries Bag
1 bottle Charcoal tablets
1 bottle of Gold Bond
1 large moleskin journal and 6 small journals with pens
1 Spanish phrases book
1 Carabiner
2 bag locks w/ steel cable
1 padlock
1 First aid kit
1 extra set of shoelaces
1 30ft of nylon rope
2 36-inch buckle straps
1 bandana
1 Bottle of sunscreen
1 bottle of body wash
1 bottle of bug spray
2 pairs of sunglasses
1 pair of trail running shoes
1 pair of Sandals
1  GoPro and accessories/charge
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Throwback Thursday:
To a month back when I laid out all of my things that I would be packing for me trip. I set out with the goal to have all of my belongings fit into a carry-on sized pack. I achieved my goal… almost
Below is a list of everything that I fit into my 40 L backpack.
3 pairs of socks
4 pairs of boxers
3 t-shirts
1 USMNT jersey
1 short sleeve button up
1 long sleeve button up
1 long sleeve heat compression shirt
1 long sleeve running top
1 rain shell
1 down jacket
1 pair of pants
4 pairs of shorts/board shorts
1 18L day pack
1 Rough Guides to Central America on a Budget book.
1 11-inch laptop and charger
1 PADI Dive log
1 surfing Central America book
Important Documents & Papers
1 Sleeping bag liner
1 Inflatable travel neck pillow
1 Kindle & charger
1 Head Lamp
1 Stainless Steel water bottle
8L & 4L dry bags
1 Travel towel
1 Toiletries Bag
1 bottle Charcoal tablets
1 bottle of Gold Bond
1 large moleskin journal and 6 small journals with pens
1 Spanish phrases book
1 Carabiner
2 bag locks w/ steel cable
1 padlock
1 First aid kit
1 extra set of shoelaces
1 30ft of nylon rope
2 36-inch buckle straps
1 bandana
1 Bottle of sunscreen
1 bottle of body wash
1 bottle of bug spray
2 pairs of sunglasses
1 pair of trail running shoes
1 pair of Sandals
1  GoPro and accessories/charge
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Throwback Thursday:
To a month back when I laid out all of my things that I would be packing for me trip. I set out with the goal to have all of my belongings fit into a carry-on sized pack. I achieved my goal… almost
Below is a list of everything that I fit into my 40 L backpack.
3 pairs of socks
4 pairs of boxers
3 t-shirts
1 USMNT jersey
1 short sleeve button up
1 long sleeve button up
1 long sleeve heat compression shirt
1 long sleeve running top
1 rain shell
1 down jacket
1 pair of pants
4 pairs of shorts/board shorts
1 18L day pack
1 Rough Guides to Central America on a Budget book.
1 11-inch laptop and charger
1 PADI Dive log
1 surfing Central America book
Important Documents & Papers
1 Sleeping bag liner
1 Inflatable travel neck pillow
1 Kindle & charger
1 Head Lamp
1 Stainless Steel water bottle
8L & 4L dry bags
1 Travel towel
1 Toiletries Bag
1 bottle Charcoal tablets
1 bottle of Gold Bond
1 large moleskin journal and 6 small journals with pens
1 Spanish phrases book
1 Carabiner
2 bag locks w/ steel cable
1 padlock
1 First aid kit
1 extra set of shoelaces
1 30ft of nylon rope
2 36-inch buckle straps
1 bandana
1 Bottle of sunscreen
1 bottle of body wash
1 bottle of bug spray
2 pairs of sunglasses
1 pair of trail running shoes
1 pair of Sandals
1  GoPro and accessories/charge
·      
ZoomInfo

Throwback Thursday:

To a month back when I laid out all of my things that I would be packing for me trip. I set out with the goal to have all of my belongings fit into a carry-on sized pack. I achieved my goal… almost

Below is a list of everything that I fit into my 40 L backpack.

  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 4 pairs of boxers
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 USMNT jersey
  • 1 short sleeve button up
  • 1 long sleeve button up
  • 1 long sleeve heat compression shirt
  • 1 long sleeve running top
  • 1 rain shell
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 4 pairs of shorts/board shorts
  • 1 18L day pack
  • 1 Rough Guides to Central America on a Budget book.
  • 1 11-inch laptop and charger
  • 1 PADI Dive log
  • 1 surfing Central America book
  • Important Documents & Papers
  • 1 Sleeping bag liner
  • 1 Inflatable travel neck pillow
  • 1 Kindle & charger
  • 1 Head Lamp
  • 1 Stainless Steel water bottle
  • 8L & 4L dry bags
  • 1 Travel towel
  • 1 Toiletries Bag
  • 1 bottle Charcoal tablets
  • 1 bottle of Gold Bond
  • 1 large moleskin journal and 6 small journals with pens
  • 1 Spanish phrases book
  • 1 Carabiner
  • 2 bag locks w/ steel cable
  • 1 padlock
  • 1 First aid kit
  • 1 extra set of shoelaces
  • 1 30ft of nylon rope
  • 2 36-inch buckle straps
  • 1 bandana
  • 1 Bottle of sunscreen
  • 1 bottle of body wash
  • 1 bottle of bug spray
  • 2 pairs of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of trail running shoes
  • 1 pair of Sandals
  •  GoPro and accessories/charge

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Imagine random fireworks in the stands, drums pulsating, smoke bombs screening the crowd, and ten thousand people yelling “puta” at the other team and you are at a Super Chivos game. Xelaju is the local football team here in Xela and Super Chivos is there nickname, which translates to Super Goats. For a crowd a quarter the size of the Sounders’, they create a better atmosphere. I said it. Until the the Sounders legalize firecrackers and fireworks, they won’t come close. I’ve been to two games and I’ll heading to another tomorrow and I hope to have video.
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Imagine random fireworks in the stands, drums pulsating, smoke bombs screening the crowd, and ten thousand people yelling “puta” at the other team and you are at a Super Chivos game. Xelaju is the local football team here in Xela and Super Chivos is there nickname, which translates to Super Goats. For a crowd a quarter the size of the Sounders’, they create a better atmosphere. I said it. Until the the Sounders legalize firecrackers and fireworks, they won’t come close. I’ve been to two games and I’ll heading to another tomorrow and I hope to have video.
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Imagine random fireworks in the stands, drums pulsating, smoke bombs screening the crowd, and ten thousand people yelling “puta” at the other team and you are at a Super Chivos game. Xelaju is the local football team here in Xela and Super Chivos is there nickname, which translates to Super Goats. For a crowd a quarter the size of the Sounders’, they create a better atmosphere. I said it. Until the the Sounders legalize firecrackers and fireworks, they won’t come close. I’ve been to two games and I’ll heading to another tomorrow and I hope to have video.
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Imagine random fireworks in the stands, drums pulsating, smoke bombs screening the crowd, and ten thousand people yelling “puta” at the other team and you are at a Super Chivos game. Xelaju is the local football team here in Xela and Super Chivos is there nickname, which translates to Super Goats. For a crowd a quarter the size of the Sounders’, they create a better atmosphere. I said it. Until the the Sounders legalize firecrackers and fireworks, they won’t come close. I’ve been to two games and I’ll heading to another tomorrow and I hope to have video.
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Imagine random fireworks in the stands, drums pulsating, smoke bombs screening the crowd, and ten thousand people yelling “puta” at the other team and you are at a Super Chivos game. Xelaju is the local football team here in Xela and Super Chivos is there nickname, which translates to Super Goats. For a crowd a quarter the size of the Sounders’, they create a better atmosphere. I said it. Until the the Sounders legalize firecrackers and fireworks, they won’t come close. I’ve been to two games and I’ll heading to another tomorrow and I hope to have video.