Travel Lifestyle: Month 7 ReviewMonthly Reviews
It feels so, so good to be back on the road again.
Our month and a half straight in Oklahoma was very special in its own way–most importantly, we got to spend lots of time with family and friends. We also got to work on some of our creative projects with fewer distractions, sleep in our own bed night after night, and pick up our weight lifting hobby again.
But as sweet as our time at home was, at this stage of our lives we are ultimately happiest when traipsing from place to place, and this month brought us to the beginning of a whole new adventure.
Where We’ve Been:
Edmond & Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Austin & San Antonio, Texas
Mexico City & Oaxaca, Mexico
High Point of Month 7:
Once again, I can’t narrow it down to just one.
First, spending Thanksgiving weekend in Texas with family. There was lots of food, lots of people, and lots of competitive card games–as always, we had a blast.
Our second high point came on our day trip to Teotihuacan, the Aztec City of the Gods that is located just outside of Mexico City.
The day that we went to Teotihuacan, the weather was absolutely perfect (71 degrees and sunny), the crowds were manageable, and–like most of being in Mexico so far–the price was right. Sitting on top of a pyramid together and staring out at the gorgeous, ancient city was a perfect way to jumpstart our adventurous sides again.
Biggest Challenge of Month 7:
Saying goodbye to loved ones again. Isn’t that always the case at the start of new adventures? Jeremy and I are lucky to have so many people worth missing at home, and it makes the rough goodbyes worth it.
We’re always telling our close family and friends to come join us wherever they like–hopefully some of them will take us up on it someday!
Three Favorite Posts of Month 7:
How to Rock Your Visit to Angkor Wat — We were pleasantly surprised with how much we adored Angkor Wat! We knew that we would have a good time there, but there’s really no overstating the grand scale of this temple complex. It is enormous, enthralling, and worth doing right.
A Whimsical Weekend Getaway: The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta — On a whim (and thanks to the generosity of family who had an extra hotel room!), we ended up at this festival less than a week after flying home from Siem Reap. It was easily one of the highlights of the year–who knew that after so much international travel, a domestic weekend trip would end up so high on our list?
The Ultimate Packing List for Central America & Mexico — Our first published packing guide! Packing for multi-month trips is such a hassle. For our last big trip, I didn’t publish a typical packing list post… because I didn’t feel qualified. After some time on the road (and believe me, there were some changes made!), I’m happy to share our list.
If you get our weekly emails (and if you don’t, sign up on the right sidebar!), you may have already known that–once again–we ended up changing our travel plans. Instead of starting our Mexico/Central America trip in Costa Rica and working our way north, we’re starting in Mexico and working our way south.
We have about four more weeks left in Mexico–one of the reasons we changed our schedule was because of how excited we were to visit this country again, and we are going to take our time with Mexico now that we’re here.
After that, it’s off to Central America. We’ll continue heading south until we run out of energy, get an opportunity somewhere else that we can’t turn down, or our finances demand it! We’re incredibly tempted to add in a side trip to Cuba, but will probably pass on it for now.
You can expect to see blog posts on Mexico starting in just a few days–given how long we are staying here and how much we are adoring the country so far, there’s a good chance that Mexico will end up being our most posted about destination to date.