Bienvenidos a La Peñita de Jaltemba

Guadalupe-Guayabitos

Try saying that one five times! Welcome to La Peñita de Jaltemba, a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. We arrived on a rainy day.The clouds hung thick in the sky like sodden laundry and the streets, made from mud and stone, disappeared into giant potholes underneath our tires. “Uh ooooohhhh…” my internal dialogue began. I mean, they said it was local, but this is really local, I thought as we began … Keep reading…

A new design and a new direction

Pacific-view

The great thing about having a designer for a boyfriend is that you get free web design. The other thing is that you’re always last in the queue. Behind the projects of paying customers, behind TV watching and of course, flying. I’ve wanted to change things around here for a while. I’ve been busting to shake things up with a new design and slight change in direction but the truth is, it’s been good for me to be patient. I’ve … Keep reading…

Leaving San Miguel de Allende

Us

San Miguel de Allende was a soft landing for us. After the stress of Guatemala, mostly due to issues with Tyrhone’s paramotor training, having somewhere like San Miguel to gather ourselves and recover from such a challenging journey was an absolute blessing. We ended up in San Miguel because our friends Rob and Kellie were there. We had only met them briefly in Playa del Carmen but felt like we knew them well enough to impose ourselves at short notice. … Keep reading…

My guide to Playa del Carmen Mexico is (finally) out!

guide to playa del carmen

I had wanted to get my Guide to Playa del Carmen out by the time we left Mexico over two months ago. Once again, the universe laughed at my plans and a travel guide was the last thing it had on it’s mind. I love my crazy ride of a life. I LOVE IT! I ALSO LOVE MEXICO. But you already know that. I had no idea we would be abandoning our plans for a central and south American road … Keep reading…

Lessons on Pruning

pruning tree

My lovely landlady, an avid outdoors woman and environmentalist, recently invited me to go tree planting with her at a local lakeside recreation area outside San Miguel. I jumped at the chance. I’d never done anything like that before so the idea of getting outside in the sunshine and getting my hands dirty sounded like fun. It was a perfect day for it; cloudy enough to prevent us from getting too burnt and sunny enough to get our requisite vitamin … Keep reading…

The big yellow car of dreams

yelow car thumb

The other day I went to meet my friend Kellie at one of San Miguel de Allende’s tiny ‘pocket’ cinemas showcasing independent films. It’s one of the many things I love about this beautiful culture-filled town we have found ourselves in for a month. As I was walking along the cobbled street leading into town, a big yellow car pulled onto the main road. I smelled it before I saw it. Thick clouds of black diesel smoke spluttered into the … Keep reading…

Bring your darkness into the light

Sarah Somewhere Teotihuacan

I’ve been reflecting on the transformation I have experienced in the last month (particularly) which is challenging for me put into words. Challenging here, a space on the internet I originally intended to house my travel stories, but which has since evolved into something different. The message I get from this experience is that change and growth are necessary for us to embrace the transformation which awaits us. If I had only shared travel related stories because I deemed this … Keep reading…

Helping Jorge: What a journey it’s been

Me Jorge Alison

My friend Alison and I met with Jorge the other day to share a meal and pass on the remaining money from the Help Jorge fund made possible by so many of you. He was sitting on a concrete step just off Avenida Juarez, Playa del Carmen’s bustling main artery which was, as usual, a hive of activity. Taxis, collectivos, tricycles and autobuses clogged the narrow Avenue, competing for space amid the many pedestrians carrying out their errands at the … Keep reading…

Daring greatly

Heart

I knew the lesson would come and it did. I knew joy was on its way and it was. But man, oh man, did I have to feel the pain first. Pain has, and probably always will be, my greatest teacher. It has been my biggest transformer and my pathway to growth. All of the pain in my life has been self-inflicted, which means I am a victim of my own thinking and nothing else. It’s been a much welcomed … Keep reading…

Living Raw: When weakness is strength

Sarah Somewhere yoga

It’s been an… interesting week. Interesting if you think depression is interesting, that is. Which I do. I think it’s interesting how my external circumstances can remain the same while my internal one can change the way I perceive it, to the point where I feel very dissatisfied with my life, my work, and most of all myself. Very interesting. Not very fun though. I felt really good after identifying some of the actual and abstract feelings weighing me down … Keep reading…