Getting Scammed (Twice) On Airbnb: How It Happened, How We Recovered, and How To Prevent It

Let's be clear right up front: we've used Airbnb quite a few times, and have always been quite pleased with their service. And with one exception, we've never been unhappy with the hosts we booked with. (See our story about our stay near Naples, Italy.) But we've never encountered an outright fraud before. Until now. … Continue reading Getting Scammed (Twice) On Airbnb: How It Happened, How We Recovered, and How To Prevent It

Getting From Cancun to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

We had an early morning flight from Cancun to Guatemala City; and from there, we had to get to the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. This was a long, rather complicated process with several hurdles to overcome. The first problem was just getting to the airport. As we've mentioned … Continue reading Getting From Cancun to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

17 Hours on a Train to Miami after 12 Hours With No Home Base in Hamlet, NC

Nov. 19 & 20, 2021 On Friday, we wrapped up the weeklong Act!vated Story Theatre residency at the school in Cheraw SC, culminating in a performance by each of the 6 classes we taught. After school, the principal was kind enough to give us a ride back to Hamlet NC, to the same Airbnb we … Continue reading 17 Hours on a Train to Miami after 12 Hours With No Home Base in Hamlet, NC

Abilene, Midland and Odessa: Storybooks, Cartoons and Meteors

Driving across the country to our next engagements and appointments, we have been passing through Texas. And passing. And passing. To relieve the monotony of tumbleweeds and cattle aroma, we stop at whatever interesting pit stops we find along the way. In Abilene, we checked out the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, a little garden of sculptures … Continue reading Abilene, Midland and Odessa: Storybooks, Cartoons and Meteors

Between Adventures: Cape Cod to Abington

What do the Act!vated Adventures adventurers do between adventures? We have many mini-adventures. Sometimes fun, sometimes annoying, always surprising. This is our first in a series of glimpses behind the scenes. This is a week in the life of RV travelers who have been on the road constantly for 27 years, which just might be … Continue reading Between Adventures: Cape Cod to Abington