August 28th, 2015
Posts Tagged ‘travel’
How To Do Puerto Rico in A Week A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors from Johnie Gall of Dirtbag Darling.
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I’m sitting in a cafe in Lajas, Puerto Rico, chewing on a chunk of fried white cheese, a warm breeze skipping across the table, the salt on my body so thick it feels like a second skin. We’re the only ones who speak English, so when laughter erupts from the other end of the restaurant, we can only speculate—but it’s that content type of musing that comes from being in a new place that simultaneously feels so familiar. We’re tired, beaten by the sun, scabs forming on our scrapes, camera memory cards begging for reprieve, smiles unfailing, $8 tickets for a night boat ride through the bay tucked under our plates. So this is Puerto Rico—and now all I can do is wonder how I’m going to convince myself get on that return flight in a few days. (more…)
Packing Tips For Anti-Bag-Checkers A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall
Packing. The very thought of choosing between paying extra to check a bag or hoisting a 100-pound carryon into the overhead compartment makes me feel like throwing a tantrum. Or possibly eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
It’d be way easier to pack if I were the type of person who could relax on a beach in a bikini and cutoff shorts, but that’s just not me. My relaxation? It means hiking, biking, rock climbing, surfing, and caving. And that means packing a whole lotta gear. (more…)
One afternoon during our Mexican adventure, we drove into the incredibly charming town of Sayulita. Adorable cafes and heladerías lined the cobblestone streets, intermittently dotted with handicraft, textile and artwork shops. The town has a decorative heart theme, which of course ups their cuteness factor tenfold. Coincidentally, local folk textiles use pom-poms on purses and pillows, so my Angie Pom Clutch fit right in!
Pictured: Fringe Top | Angie Clutch
Hola! I spent the last ten days surfing with my family in Mexico, in a beautiful area called Punta Mita. The town itself is pretty small, with an oceanfront main drag that includes a handful of restaurants and a tiny harbor that is home to about 20 ponga boats. There are several surf spots nearby, including pumping reef breaks and peeling point breaks. Because the surf was so plentiful, and September is off-season, we never ran into any crowds! The fish tacos were AMAZING, and the weather was gorgeous the entire trip, with clear skies and 90 degree turquoise waters. Viva México!
Pictured: Billabong Tank
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