Who Are We?

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!

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

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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!


Mountain views and colonial buildings with text: Colombia, best places to visit, ultimate itinerary

various images of Trinidad - best things to do in Trinidad

beach and ocean images with text: One week Martinique itinerary

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





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