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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How to Spend an Amazing 3 Days in Venice (itinerary and guide)

Venice is about as iconic a city in Italy as they come.  Romantic and unique, it's on almost every traveller's list of places to visit in Italy.  And for good reason.  Yes, it's every bit as touristy as you imagine.  Yes, you should still visit. We spent 3 days in Venice and found it to be a perfect length of time.  If you are looking for ideas of what to do, and what to skip, we've got you covered.  Keep reading for our 3 day Venice itinerary.

6 Incredible Things to do in Split, Croatia

Split is an absolutely stunning city in Croatia.  A European city like no other, its location right along the Adriatic Sea provides ample beautiful beaches, and its Greek and Roman influence have resulted in a rich history and stunning architecture. We'll help you decide what to do in Split.