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A Day in Honduras

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A Day in Honduras

In November of 2014 we went on a cruise to what is reportedly one of the most dangerous vacation destinations- Honduras. How did we fare? Out of all the places we visited in Central America, Roatan was our favorite. Here's why. 1. We easily rented a car (possibly illegally). We did not have our licenses, but we were able to rent a car with our passport number for $60. The woman who handed us the keys said these wise words. "If the cops pull you over just start speaking English."      2. There were beautiful views. The island of Roatan...

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Grandpa's Blue Bird

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Grandpa's Blue Bird

Every so often we get to create something that is really special. In a few days my grandpa turns 85 and as he is in New England and we are in North Carolina I will not be there to celebrate. We knew this would happen when we made the move, but sometimes it is still sad not to be with family and friends on special days.   So instead I called up grandma and asked what he might like. You may be surprised to hear that after two years of getting Simply Pallets gifts for every holiday, some people aren't...

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Budget Travel: 16 Days in Vietnam Part 1

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Budget Travel: 16 Days in Vietnam Part 1

16 Days in Vietnam Part 1 Backpacking in Vietnam for 16 days... it is as crazy as it sounds. We wanted to give you a look at some of the ups and downs but 16 days is a long time so we're breaking this one up into two parts. Part 1- On the scooter Ho Chi Mihn (Saigon), Nha Trang, and everywhere in between Part 2- Planes, Boats, and Automobiles Hoi An, Danang, Ha Long Bay/Cat Ba Island, Hanoi    Matt decided we needed to take this trip, and do it on a motorcycle, after watching an episode of Top...

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