Costa Rica to Panama to Serbia to Hungary

It’s cramped inside the car. I keep standing up, turning around, panting, and settling heavily only to realize my legs are falling asleep again. Kayla, Aaron (Andrew’s younger brother), and I are squeezed into the back seat of a taxi. Andrew’s head lolls nauseatingly up front as he attempts to sleep. The road is impossibly bumpy. We left our AirBnb …

Jet Lag and Shopping: Day 1 of Delhi

Kayla here – Barley is going to take some time off while I write about my trip to India. To be honest, he’s probably a bit sick of writing about our adventures while we leave him at home. We’ll need to make sure our next few weeks are more dog-friendly! I headed to Delhi for about a week to celebrate …

Mainland Mexico: The Coolest Hike in Guadalajara, the Ocean, and More!

Woooooof. It’s been a busy few weeks for Barley the Border Collie and the rest of El Perro Tambien! Puerto Vallarta After taking the ferry from Baja California to the mainland, we headed to Puerto Vallarta for the end of November. We rented an adorable little Airbnb that’s right off the Malecon, which is the giant beachfront boardwalk. The apartment was …

October Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to do this month a bit differently. Kayla will open with her normal overview, then Andrew is going to add his finances in below. If all goes well, this will be “new normal.” I’m still working a ton when I’m working, but we managed to take quite a bit of time off this month. I ran my marathon on …

September Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Wow! September turned out to be quite an expensive month — they aren’t kidding when they say San Francisco is expensive. Luckily, I also am really getting into a good rhythm with work and have a good amount of work for freelance writing. I’ve been working a lot. This month, aside from my normal work as a freelancer for PlantSnap.com, …

August Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

As I said last month, the monthly El Perro Tambien expense report now only contains my finances – not Andrew’s. See the July expense report for an explanation of why. I took a lot of time off work in August – a weeklong backpacking trip where I was 100% off the grid plus two four-day weekends. This means that I …

July Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to start doing these expense reports a bit differently starting with our July expense report. Since I (Kayla) am the one who writes this monthly report, we’re just going to focus on my finances. Why? I’m a bit lazy. Andrew sends me his finance spreadsheet at the end of the month, and it takes me forever to sift …

Start Freelancing and Travel the World: How Kayla Quit Her Job to Travel and Write

When Andrew and I decided to leave Denver to drive from Canada to Patagonia, one of the first orders of business was to figure out how I’d make money. I decided to start freelancing and see if I could make it as a writer while we traveled. Here’s how I did it. 1. I started freelancing part-time, right away. I …