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We are Terry and Claire, two Ontario teachers who love to travel, and the people behind Past The Potholes.   Unsatisfied with our vacations being limited to school holidays, and in the middle of a particularly horrible Canadian winter, we signed up for an international teaching job fair and walked away with jobs in Mexico!  A year ago we decided it was time for a new adventure and we moved to Trinidad to teach.  This year, we’re skipping the classroom and travelling full-time!  In search of our next home, we are looking for a place we can invest in and call home.  Follow us to find out how we make it work!

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Where did the time go??

How is it possible that we’ve been in Mexico for 7 weeks?  Or that we’ve been on the road for 6 months? Strangely, the past few weeks have felt more like a break from traveling Read more…