Author: Jen Brown

Mexico, Travel Tips

How to Stay Positive at the End of a Trip

This trip to Mexico has changed our lives. We’ve discovered a few important facts during our month in paradise: We don’t need much to be happy. Anyone can travel. There’s more to life than accumulating “things.” Every day isn’t going to be perfect. The only constant is change. Something strange happens […]


Tulum Ruins: How to Have an Awesome Visit

  The Tulum Ruins They’re amazing, and definitely worth the visit. The Tulum ruins are second in number of visits only to the ruins outside of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Hoards of tourists from Cancun and Playa del Carmen descend on the archaeological ruins in Tulum every day. By noon the site […]

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How to Pack Like an Expert for Long-Term Travel

We’re off! Six weeks in Mexico, maybe more. It’s agonizing trying to decide what to take, but I finally packed everything in my Osprey Porter 46 and a small tote bag. Joe managed to get six weeks of gear into a Jansport school backpack (I’m jealous!) He’s never been on […]

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A Veteran’s Tips on How to Stay Safe When You Travel

In light of the recent tragedies in Florida, we’ve spent some time discussing how to stay safe when we travel. Seven years in the military, two years working for a public school system, and travel to twenty countries has taught me a few things on how to stay safe, and how […]