Our Stories

There are so many impressive women traveling every day. And fortunately for us, some of them choose to write about their experiences, their triumphs, their failures, and their opinions. We are hoping to bring you some of these stories every week.
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 The Essential reading list from Desk to Glory

The Essential reading list from Desk to Glory

The South American Gear List

Post provided by Desk to Glory:
After spending a year in South America and beating on our gear we wanted to give an update on how our stuff held up.  It is definitely a sign of good quality piece of gear when you use it every day (and use it hard) and it keeps in good shape. Read more…


Full circle-A return to
pura vida

Post Provided by: The Vagabroads
The closure of a circle in our life was approaching and so was the Costa Rican Border.  On the road for 18 months in new and strange lands, we were finally arriving where this all began so many years ago, a familiar place that we didn’t have to wonder whether we would love or hate.  When it comes to Costa Rica, Karin and I are both smitten kittens. Read more…

 
 Vagabroads and Expedicion Costa Rica on the Nicoya

Vagabroads and Expedicion Costa Rica on the Nicoya


 Louisa Bell from A2A Expedition

Louisa Bell from A2A Expedition

How to Motivate your Significant Other to Travel Overland

Post Provided by Graeme Bell for Expedition Portal:

Often we meet people as we travel who would love to explore as we do but have one serious problem: their spouse hates camping. If this is your problem then we suggest that you try the following Travel Indoctrination Campaign (TIC) utilizing Behavior Modification Training (BMT). It would be a shame to go through all the expense and effort of building the perfect overland vehicle and planning the most amazing overland route and STILL not be able to get your significant other out of the house. Read more…


Reflections on a Year on the Road

Post provided by Erica Victorson of Song of the Road:

We were not sure how long this trip would take when we left. We had planned for a year to get to Argentina, but found that the pace of travel required to achieve that goal did not suit us. The faster we traveled, the harder it all became. Long days of driving, not much time to explore and the cranky end of day fatigue occurred often when we were trying to move quickly. We found our stride when we slowed down and decided that this trip done properly was going to take much longer than one year. Read more…

 Erica Victorson of Song of the Road in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Erica Victorson of Song of the Road in Drake Bay, Costa Rica


 Bio-luminescent plankton Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Bio-luminescent plankton Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Night Swimming to see the Bioluminescence (aka "Shark Bait Night")

Post Provided by: The Vagabroads

“Night Swim – 10$ - See the bioluminescence”.  The understated hand-painted wooden sign seemed harmless enough.  We were off the beaten path adventurers, right?  Rule 1) Refuse no invitation Rule 2) Don’t let fear win Rule 3) If its terrifying, it will be worth it.  Right? 

Honestly, I don’t know what we were thinking.  Perhaps we were caught in the moment – overwhelmed with the beauty and atmosphere of Drake Bay, Costa Rica. Was it the fact that we had to take a boat through miles of mangrove-lined rivers and shoreline, passing crocodiles and being chased by dolphins, just to get to Drake Bay?  Was it the family of giant macaws living in the tree outside our cabin?  Did it make us feel invincible? Read More