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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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GUATEMALA, San Pedro (market)


People line the cobblestone streets everyday with everything from produce to shoes to peanuts and macadamia nuts. This is their Walmart.

GUATEMALA, San Pedro (churches)


Wanted to post a few pictures of the churches in San Pedro since it is Christmas Eve and wish my family and friends a Merry Christmas.

GUATEMALA, San Pedro de Laguna on Lake Atitlan (Tuesday)

Love the laid back atmosphere of San Pedro and The Lake. Walked around and got reacquainted and also found some new spots. Met few new backpackers. We had nice chat over breakfast (ham & cheese omelet, bread, fruit, fried beans, guacamole and coffee for $2.50) and I gave them some backpacking knowledge that I had acquired about Guatemala.

GUATEMALA, San Pedro de Laguna on Lake Atitlan


Caught the 9 am shuttle to San Pedro on beautiful Lake Atitlan, called by many the most beautiful lake in the world. Staying same place as last year at Hotel Villa del Lago. A private room/private bath with television and internet for $6.25 with a beautiful patio view of the lake. Very fortunate the room was available. Not as much to do here but that also is the beauty. Will try and visit some of the many villages around the lake by boat and maybe hike another volcano like last time I was here.

GUATEMALA, Antigua feels like home


Great first few days in Antigua. Can't believe I left when it was in the 20's in Louisiana and now its in the 70's. Having trouble posting pictures but will do my best when possible. Climbed Cerro de La Cruz which overlooks the city yesterday. Great workout and great pictures. 5 more days here and then to Lake Atitlan for a week or so. Will miss seeing Kade and Madison for Christmas but sure they will be busy with friends and family.

WASHINGTON, Seattle, View from 73rd Floor of Bank America


While most go to the Space Needle for a view of Seattle, I took the advice of the hostel and guidebook and went to the Bank America Building (Seattle's tallest) and looked at Seattle from the 73rd floor observation deck. Much higher and cheaper (only $5) than the Space Needle. Advice from the hostel always gives you the best advice travelers and usually the least expensive version.

WASHINGTON, Seattle, Kerry Park

7/4/11  Happy Independence Day

Caught the 13 bus to Kerry Park. Problem was the bus driver did not know where Kerry Park was. Lucky for me a girl on the bus gave me instructions. Only 2 blocks off the bus route. A very small park with a very big view overlooking Elliott Bay with views of the Space Needle and Mount Rainier.