Our Journey: Here We Go!

Have you ever wanted to leave your desk, gather your most prized possessions, and hit the road for a lifetime of adventure?  Well, we’re doing it. And we want you to come with.

Okay, okay… Maybe not literally come with.  But at least live vicariously through us at times, and at others, learn some useful travel tips and find out what life is like in other parts of the world.

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, located in Oaxaca City, Mexico.

What is Off Path Travels?

This is how we are going to share this adventure.  We’ll be posting about our current and past experiences, as well as providing as much travel advice as possible.  Check out our About Us page for more details on our backgrounds and expertise.

Our blog posts will be informative, but also entertaining.  You’ll get to see the highs and lows of our travels, including time in the best mountains, jungles, and beaches we can find.  At the same time, we’ll show you the realistic side of travel: the problems we’ll encounter, the challenges of being away from home, and figuring out how to get by without steady income (or trust funds).  And we brought tons of gear to help us share with all of you. The Travel Electronics page provides a breakdown of our equipment.

Oaxaca City and surrounding area. Monte Alban is high on our list of priorities!

This is the Beginning

We have been planning this for quite some time, but we’ve only built and released the basic backbone of the site.  Don’t worry: It will grow and evolve. You have to start somewhere, right?

At this point, we have left our full-time office jobs, sold the majority of our belongings, and hopped on a flight to southern Mexico.  We’re staying Oaxaca City currently, which is situated in the mountainous interior of the state of Oaxaca. It’s only been three days, but we’ve explored the legendary markets, tasted some of the best Oaxacan delicacies, and of course, enjoyed some time in the local plazas where smiles are abundant and vibrant energy flows.

For the next five months, we’ll be traveling through the rest of southern Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo) and spending a bit of time in Belize.  After that, we plan on hitting the road and heading further south on the Pan-American highway, eventually making our way all the way down to Argentina.

We’d love to get feedback from our followers about what you want to see.  Don’t be shy about telling us things you like the most, unanswered questions running through your mind, or anything else which may help us grow!

Anyone up for a quesadilla with flor de calabaza and huitlacoche? You might not believe us when we tell you what those are.

Perspective

If you want advice on the best five-star hotels and all-inclusive resorts, you may want to look elsewhere.  We’ll be focused on places with deep cultural traditions, amazing local cuisine, and mesmerizing environments, both urban and backcountry.

By diving into the local cultures, we’ll be exploring from a slightly more educational perspective.  No, you don’t need to take notes and this will not be on the final exam. But if you engage with us and the site, there is no doubt you will learn.

If you’re already here and reading this, we most likely know you personally.  Since letting the cat out of the bag, we have been humbled by all of the positive feedback and encouragement many of you have offered.

Thank you for being here, thank you for taking the time to check out our page, and thank you for being interested in the world outside of your own!

Kristina & Michael

10 thoughts on “Our Journey: Here We Go!”

    1. I know you will find lots of helpful information on our site. Let us know if you have any places in mind for your travels and we will make sure to write a post on it!

  1. Pat Bellah Melzer

    So happy for you guys! I will be reading and look forward to the journey. Think we both know you’ll have a special angel looking out for you, but do stay safe!

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