Who Are We?

We are Terry and Claire, two Ontario teachers who love to travel, find new adventures, and pass on those experiences through Past The Potholes.

Most of our travel is during our vacation time so it has to be planned to make the most of every minute.  Luckily Claire enjoys planning and creating the perfect itinerary!  However, we’ve been tourists, backpackers, expats and even digital nomads.

Our travel experience is as varied as the sports we enjoy.  You’ll find us kitesurfing on a tropical beach, hiking in the mountains or on the computer planning our next adventure!

Man and woman looking up at camera with a colourful graffitied wall behind them.

Learn how we became full-time travellers without quitting our full-time jobs


Now, how about you?  Why are you here?

What information are you looking for?  If you’re in search of some specific information, you’ve come to the right place!  You can find our posts organized by separate categories here.  Are you looking for information about a specific country or region?  Or are you hoping to find tips and ideas for planning a trip?  Perhaps you just want to see what we’ve been up to lately.

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beach in Trinidad with the text: "research a country"

A map on a table with a coffee and a pen. Text reads "plan a trip".

Terry and Claire walking on a beach in Costa Rica with the text "follow our journey".


Find Our Most Popular Posts

The posts below are among our most popular so you know they are packed with useful information!  Click on the image below and start reading!

Night street scene with bistro tables and lights. Text overlay: Perfect Colombia Itinerary.

images of Galapagos wildlife with text: two weeks in the Galapagos

man walking on beach in Trinidad with text "70 Awesome Things to do in Trinidad"

Skyline across the water and close up of colonial buildings with text: Free things to do in Panama City, Panama

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Punta Carola: a Galapagos Beach you’ll Love!

One of the best beach within easy walking distance of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in San Cristobal is Punta Carola.  It's a pretty horseshoe-shaped bay protected by lava rock and offers the chance to mix with much of the local wildlife.

The Ultimate Guide to Land-Based Galapagos Islands Travel in 2019

Traveling to the Galapagos Islands is a bucket list item for most people and one that takes some planning to make the most of every magical second.  This ultimate Galapagos Islands travel guide is designed to do a lot of that work for you.  Consider this your one-stop-shop for planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands!