The “Firsts” Start in… Pennsylvania?
The "Firsts" Start in... Pennsylvania?

On the updated “About” page, I noted that the crew that headed down to Guatemala was “ridiculously untraveled.” It has been, and will continue to be, a trip of many firsts. The first “first” of the trip for two of the most American people I know? A Big Mac. Not kidding.  Of course, they loved […]

“Wow, This Really Makes You Feel Like the Guys in Vietnam.”
"Wow, This Really Makes You Feel Like the Guys in Vietnam."

After landing in Guatemala City we picked up an SUV from Dollar Rent a Car to serve as our mode of transportation here in Guatemala. It took forever to get out of the city, but once we did we were treated with some beautiful countryside. Law Dog, who has never been out of North America, […]

“Guatemala… Are You Going on a Service Trip?”
"Guatemala... Are You Going on a Service Trip?"

Of course we aren’t going on a service trip, though it looks like every other American in Guatemala is. Even such, I like to think we are a generous bunch. That’s why when we encountered a gaggle of children selling chocolate  to earn a couple quetzales outside Semuc Chumpey, we made sure to really spread […]

Travel Blog of the Week: Chasing The Unexpected
Travel Blog of the Week: Chasing The Unexpected

Riding Out The Economy would like to introduce yet another amazing writer. Angela is the founder of Chasing The Unexpected and was kind enough to answer a few questions about her site and travels. Definitely someone you should add to you feed, you can view more of here photography on her site or on her […]

Travel Blog of the Week: Sole Sisters
Travel Blog of the Week: Sole Sisters

As you know Riding Out The Economy was started by two friends in search of adventure and it always excites me to come across blogs with similar beginnings. Sole Sisters is run by Lois and Chichi. A tag-team pair traveling the world when they can and relaying their stories and tips through their well-written and […]

Must Drink S.E.A. (on a budget)
Must Drink S.E.A. (on a budget)

Drinking. One of the biggest money eating activities while traveling. Those temple visits and motorbike rentals might round a nice five dollars a day but a night out can easily double that. Drinking in Southeast Asia isn’t the cheapest; for example you’d be had pressed to find a can of beer for under a dollar […]