Mexico, Central America and South America are blessed with sunny skies, stunning coastlines and in certain locations- the ideal ocean currents for catching the perfect barrel! World renowned surf towns speckle both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of countries in Latin America. Although I am personally not a surfer, I have explored and lived in…

“Let’s go hiking,” I said one early morning at breakfast. “OK, we’ll go after lunch,” said Gloria and Lena. Gloria was a thirty-something olive skinned Spanish woman and her friend Lena, a short Latino with jet black hair from Chicago. Both were the only native Spanish speakers on the tour and helped me greatly improve…