Following along on the journey? Here’s a timeline of where I’ve been and where I’m headed.
June 15: Left job.
June 27 – July 11: Raleigh/ DC/ Pittsburgh; find my Pittsburgh city guide here, my Raleigh guide here and my Ocracoke Island guide here.
July 11 – July 18: Mexico City; find my guide to eating on the streets here, and my photo gallery here.
July 18- July 26: Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico; find my guide to Oaxacan markets here, and my photo gallery here.
July 26 – Aug. 2: Bahías de Huatulco, Mexico; find my guide to off-the-beaten-path finds here, and my photo gallery here.
Aug. 2 – Aug. 15: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico; find my city guide to San Cristóbal here, and my photo gallery here.
Aug. 15 – Aug. 22: Panajachel, Guatemala; find my city guide to Pana here, and my photo gallery here.
Aug. 22 – Sept. 12: Antigua, Guatemala; find my blog sorting through the town’s “danger” reputation here, my column on the surrounding hilltops here, my city guide here and my photo gallery here.
Sept. 12 – Oct. 1: Panajachel, Guatemala (again!); read my guide on how to live in Guatemala (or stay for an extended period of time), here.
Oct. 2 – Oct. 18: Pennsylvania and North Carolina, U.S.; here’s what I was looking forward to on my return and what I missed, some thoughts on how it felt to be back in the States for the first time in 3 months as well as the feeling of straddling two lives, plus my How to Pack (part 2) video reassessing everything I towed in my carry-ons the first time around.
Oct. 18 – 22: Guatemala City; I wrote an essay about my four days in charming, complicated Guatemala city here, and you can find my guide of 8 places to go in Guatemala here.
Oct. 22 – Nov. 4: Coban, Guatemala; read my city guide here, watch my video about my stay here.
Nov. 4-5: Guatemala City
Nov. 5-13: Cary, NC; this was entirely unplanned — I journeyed back to the States, last minute, to vote, after my absentee ballot did not arrive. Read about why I made the trip, here and watch my journey in this video.
Nov. 13-14: Guatemala City
Nov. 14-26: Flores, Guatemala
Nov. 26-Dec. 3: San Ignacio, Belize