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Our Route in Guatemala

TALISMAN TO ANTIGUA
After crossing the Mexican / Guatemalan border in the morning, we headed toward Antigua.  There are two routes you can take to Antigua since Interstate 1 leads to Quetzaltenango and splits to the north and to the south.  Take the south route (Highway 2), which takes only 2-3 hours to reach Antigua.  We, [...]

How to Survive Mexican Fireworks Displays :: Teotitlan, Mexico

By: Nick H-J
Last night I had the chance to attend a display of fireworks in the small village of Teotilan in Oaxaca.  It was an event that will remain with me for the rest of my life.  If you are not clear on the fundamental underlying differences between U.S. and Mexican culture (with regard to [...]

The Ramble Writer Forum: A new way to ask specific questions, share experiences, and connect with other ramblers

Our forum, the latest development at RambleWriter.com, allows you to communicate with the Ramble Writer Team and other ramblers in real time.  Have a question about the vehicle you want to bring?  Want to share a pirate camping site in Belize?  Post it all on the forum to receive and share travel tips and savvy [...]

The Ramblers are Engaged!

A N T I G U A ,  G U A T E M A L A
Last night Nick popped the question – we will be getting married!  Wedding plans are not quite in the works – we plan to finish the trip (sometime around December or January), and work on wedding plans in [...]

Ferrying to Mainland Mexico from La Paz, Baja California Sur

In order to cross into mainland Mexico, you will need to ferry across the Gulf of California into one of two cities from La Paz: Topolobampo and Mazatlan.  We chose to ferry to Topolobampo, the shortest ferry ride (6 hours), to save money on our tickets.  The ferry station is located at Playa Pichilingue, which [...]

The Honduran Coup and Protests

On June 28th, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted from office conservative opponents, replacing him with Roberto Micheletti.  Sparking controversy at a global level, protests immediately ensued in Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital.
To read more about the coup, visit the LA Times story.
I hope not only for our sake (we have to drive through Honduras to [...]

Featured Travel Gear :: Sirius Satellite Radio

Since our time in the car has already equaled to hundreds of hours, I can safely say that satellite radio is one of our best pieces of equipment.  I never considered buying satellite radio until we began preparing for the trip.  I always assumed that is was expensive, so I never investigated it.
Our system costs [...]

Rambling in the U.S. :: Rare Footage of Foolish Ramblers

We are leaving the U.S. with a jewel of a video to remember us by…
Baja, here we come!

The Food Monster writes about the Atwater Farmer’s Market :: Los Angeles, California

T H E   F O O D   M O N S T E R   B L O G
http://thefoodmonsterblog.blogspot.com/
Since we are visited Los Angeles and the food monster has quite some experience eating through the food establishments of this fine city, I thought a post from the Food Monster would be appropriate.  Enjoy!
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Bakesale Betty :: Oakland, California

Since the Bay area brings such a diverse group of people into one location, the options of food and drink are endless.  Our stay in Oakland brought us the opportunity to “taste test” a multitude of cocktails, beers, sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees.  Our host, William, who is a sound engineer for Lucusfilm Ltd., is well-versed [...]