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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Latest Posts

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Laguna El Junco (San Cristobal Highlands Tour)

In the highlands of San Cristobal Island is El Junco Crater Lake.  Galapagos Islands are volcanic and San Cristobal is one of the oldest islands so its volcanoes have long since become extinct.  This volcanic crater is now filled with the largest source of fresh water in the Galapagos Island chain.

Ecuador Amazon Rainforest Tours: Our Personal Experience (and tips)

Ecuador is actually one of the best places to access the Amazon Rainforest as it is more easily accessed and boasts incredible biodiversity.  However, planning a jungle adventure can be confusing.  There are so many different lodges in different areas at vastly different prices.  Let us help you figure out the best options for Amazon jungle tours, Ecuador.