MEXICO, Puerto Escondido & Surrounds

MEXICO, Puerto Escondido & Surrounds

As I was, you may be wondering where in the world is Puerto Escondido? It’s a small town on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. You’ve probably heard of Puerto Vallarta—keep heading southeast along the coast. Eventually you’ll hit another city you’ve probably heard of—Acapulco. Keep going and just before … Continue reading

MEXICO, Mexico City | On the Beaten Path

MEXICO, Mexico City | On the Beaten Path

As soon as I knew I’d be heading to Puerto Escondido for my next Habitat for Humanity Global Village build, I went to work figuring out how I could spend a few days in Mexico City. I booked my international roundtrip airfare into Mexico City and then booked a separate flight (on Aeromar) to the … Continue reading

CHILE | Rapa Nui aka “Easter Island”

CHILE | Rapa Nui aka “Easter Island”

Sunrise at Tongariki Santiago is quite literally the jumping off point to get to the most remote inhabited island in the world, Rapa Nui. The island’s first recorded European visitor, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, give it the name Easter Island when he landed there Easter Sunday 1722. I prefer, and so does almost everyone who … Continue reading

CHILE | Santiago, Valparaiso & Casablanca

CHILE | Santiago, Valparaiso & Casablanca

Chile, the longest country in the world, is incredibly diverse topographically and culturally. There is so much to enjoy. The primary reason for my visit was a Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity in Santiago, but I was fortunate to be able to also visit the Atacama and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) while I … Continue reading