There’s a beach just north of West Palm Beach, FL that should be packed, but it’s often empty. The water is clean, clear, and warm. There are limestone formations next to the shore. But, there are a limited number of parking spots that allows for the beach to not be too crowded.
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Orlando to Little Rock, Arkansas- $0
Miami to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – $0
Miami to Rome, Italy – $0
Miami to Havana, Cuba – $10
The above list is where I’ll be traveling to in the next 10 months and how much it cost me for the plane tickets.
Continue reading My $10 Itinerary – How I Get To Fly Around The World So Cheaply
I have been on a Tica bus from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico headed towards Guatemala City since 7am this morning. It is currently 8:30 and I have experienced a lot so far. First was a debacle at the border. Mexico charges a fee to leave the country if you stay for more than 7 days. I arrived in Mexico the night of May 4th and left today, the morning of May 11th, and technically wasn’t even in Mexico for enough hours to equal 7 days, let alone more than 7, but I was forced to pay the fee. If was $390 MP. I had $211 GQ and a debit card, neither of which the immigration would take.
So I had to go outside and find a cash exchanger, some random people on the street, to try to get to exchange my money so I could pay the fee. The person exchanging didn’t want to give me enough for my fee. After trying to find someone else, he finally decided to give me $400MP – about $100MP less than its really worth. I paid the fee and then was surrounded my people trying to get me to hand them my passport and give them an entry fee into Guatemala, which I knew better and just ignored them.
After finally getting back on the bus and heading into Guatemala we stopped for what I assumed was the normal traffic jam, but I am not so lucky. There is a group of farmers protesting the government and they have closed down the road and is not allowing us to pass. So now I am stuck on the bus, for what the drives says could be at least 5 more hours, before I can finish the other 4 hours of the bus ride to Guatemala City.
At least the bus has wifi while it’s running… But it’s too weak to add pictures to the post. Will update later.
UPDATE: We were finally allowed to pass after 6 hours for sitting still.
Update 2: The bus made it to the bus station at 7:30. 12.5 hours after we left on what was supposed to be a 5.5 hour trip.
I was able to end the day on a good note when I met up with new friends from Korea and was able to eat some Korean food.
Follow along next week as I travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala then take a bus between and around volcanoes as I travel to Tapachula, Mexico and explore the beautiful Mexican state of Chiapas.
I will visit with former students and visit schools where they are teaching English.
Many pictures and posts to come.
My name is Will Huff. I’m an instructor at Arkansas State University. I also have a small marketing company called Huff Media Services that helps support my teaching habit. In October 2015, my wife and I bought our first Toyota Prius. We knew that to build our business – we needed to see clients who were a few hours away – we would need to do a lot of driving and a Prius was the best way to help us cut our costs. We bought a used, silver, 2011 PriusII with 70,000 miles on it. We were instantly in love with our car. We were in love with the spaciousness of the hatchback and the headroom. We were in love with the quietness of the ride. Most of all, we were in love with the gas mileage. Since buying the Prius our lives have changed. We have gone to just about everywhere we can get to by car, we have seen so many new places, and my driving habits and lifestyle habits have changed for the better due to the purchase of our Prius. Continue reading Let’s Go Places: How Buying a Toyota Prius Changed My Life(style)
I’ve been to a lot of places and I have seen a lot of things. I have also read about many places that I have never been to, but want to experience someday. I did not imagine that there was a place, in the USA, that I had never heard of that could take my breath away and leave me in awe.
I was on a cross-country trip (which I will write about soon) and was cutting from Montana across to California. I imagined Washington as a mountain filled state with a lot to see and Oregon as just a state to get across to the coast. BOY WAS I WRONG! Continue reading My New Favorite Road – I-84 in Oregon!
January 27th, 1945. The U.S. soldiers had made their way to a German controlled city in Poland that horror stories had been coming from. Where the unimaginable was happening to human beings.
Auschwitz had a camp. Not just any camp, an extermination camp. A camp to kill other human beings on a mass scale. Continue reading Inside a German Concentration Camp
Traveling isn’t cheap! That’s common knowledge, right? But there are people, like me, who find ways to go abroad and stay abroad for long periods of time. Many times, the price of plane tickets and lodging are small in comparison to some of the events that are missed while exploring the world.
Continue reading Weddings and Funerals – Wanderlust’s Hidden Price
In 2007, the average monthly income in Bangkok, Thailand was about 145 Euros. The average income in my home country of Germany was 2800 Euros, after taxes. The thing with the average income is that a lot of people earn less than that and only a very few lucky ones earn a lot more. I had way less than the average German income, because I was a student. Still, I wouldn’t work for less than 5 Euros per hour in Germany, let alone for 5 Euros a day like the average Thai person. And I am single, just imagine having to finance a family with that kind of money! Continue reading Saving the “Rich” White Girl