Kicking off the trip with one month volunteering on the southern Carribean coast of Costa Rica (down near Puerto Viejo) at the Jaguar Rescue Center. From there we'll head up to Mexico for a few months.
Back to Costa Rica for 2 months after Mexico/Nicaragua. Planning on hitting the Pacific side for those 2 months for Ryan to learn to surf and Kris to get more into yoga....maybe in the following spots:
Montezuma - little surf town
Manuel Antonio - great beaches
Corcovado National Park (Oso) - very southern tip
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 THROUGH NYE
FOOD! Learning all things possible about traditional food prep here, including Mezcal;)
-Oaxaca for a month.
-Mexico City for a month.
Putting off the beaches since we will hit a lot of them in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
One month - volcanoes, lobster on little corn island, revolutionary murals in Managua
-Little Corn Islands
-San Juan del Sur
APRIL - MID MAY 2020
6 weeks - city exploring and coffee plantations
MID MAY - JUNE 2020
2 weeks - Quito - second highest capital city in the world 9,350 feet above sea level. Along with Krakow Poland it was the first UNESCO heritage site.
JUNE - JULY 2020
2 months - eat all the 1,000 varieties of corn and potatoes, learn some farming technique from the masters, pet some alpacas, and buy a sweet tall ladies hat.
FIRST 2 WEEKS OF AUG 2020 - travel
MID AUGUST - MID SEPTEMBER 2020 - volunteering
6 weeks (2 weeks travel, one month volunteer at Inti Wara Yassi)
-Lake Titicaca/La Paz
-3 day Uyuni salt flat tour - stay in the salt hotel
OCTOBER - MID NOVEMBER 2020
5 weeks. seafood, wine & street art
-San Pedro de Atacama (bus stop)
-Puerto Montt - fishing town with Germanic influence. Bourdain went there for seafood. 45 mins from The Cliffs Patagonia.