Crazyintherain-The Legendary Adventures of Anna

Anna's Budget Travel Adventures

Raggamuffin Sailing Adventure, Part One – Belize

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Xanadu Island Resort – San Pedro, Belize

Xanadu Island Resort San Pedro, Belize

The Best Fishing Day Trip I’ve Ever Had – San Pedro, Belize

GoFish Belize girl caught huge tarpon fish

How I Afford to Travel: Saving Money on Water

Steripen Freedom

A Day at the Mayan Beach Ruins – Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Mexico Blue Water Ocean

My 44 Hour Journey to San Pedro, Belize

2 Day Bus Plane Train Journey to San Pedro Belize

How I Afford to Travel: Saving Money on Clothes

How I Afford to Travel the World: Saving Monday on Clothes

Exploring the Winter Forest – Etna, Maine

Maine Winter forest bear hat

My Top Ten Favorite Things of 2013

My Ten Favorite Things of 2013

5 Pointz Street Art-New York, New York

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Wynwood Walls Street Art-Miami, Florida

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Getting a Travel Tattoo-Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • Xanadu Island Resort San Pedro, Belize
  • GoFish Belize girl caught huge tarpon fish
  • Steripen Freedom
  • Tulum Mexico Blue Water Ocean
  • 2 Day Bus Plane Train Journey to San Pedro Belize
  • How I Afford to Travel the World: Saving Monday on Clothes
  • Maine Winter forest bear hat
  • My Ten Favorite Things of 2013
  • 5 pointz street art graffiti new york city urban art
  • miami wynwood walls graffiti street art urban art
  • travel tattoo backpacking tattoo map tattoo continents tattoo abstract tattoo painted tattoo she flies with her own wings colorful tattoo
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My three day sailing trip with my friend Gladys along the coast of Belize led by Raggamuffin Tours was beyond anything I ever could have imagined. On day one the sun shined and we sailed to a remote beautiful slice of paradise-Rendezvous Caye and snorkeled in the crystal clear waters along the reef on the way. My photos do not begin to do justice to all of the colorful sea life we encountered snorkeling. The entirely local crew was fun and accommodating. I enjoyed being on the boat listening to music, meeting the other guests and reading my kindle. There we plenty of snacks and the  [ Read More ]

Xanadu Island Resort San Pedro, Belize

When my friend Gladys and I’s taxi pulled up to Xanadu Island Resort I immediately felt excited. All of the lush vegetation and thatched roofs it felt like a jungle paradise. We were exhausted from our long journey and it was refreshing to be greeted by such a friendly staff who immediately helped us with our bags and gave us delicious rum punches. It really felt like vacation. The pool is gorgeous and overlooks the ocean, I loved walking down their dock and lounging on the chairs at the end enjoying the ocean view. On our first night we stayed in  [ Read More ]

GoFish Belize girl caught huge tarpon fish

After fishing with Abbie from Gofish Belize I realized that I have never before been fishing with someone who really knows how to fish. Abbie knows fishing like he knows how to breathe. It was fascinating to watch him spy the fish hundreds of feet away and then turn the engine off, creep around the mangroves and sneak up on them all the while intensely narrating like a hunter. Gladys and I couldn’t even see a fraction of the fish he could see. Abbie will help you more if you need it, or if you are an avid fisherman he’ll  [ Read More ]

Steripen Freedom

The average person consumes over 170 bottles of water each year spending an average of over $450 per calendar year. The cost of bottled water is often higher when traveling. When I travel I save a tremendous amount of money because I very rarely purchase bottled water. I use a Steripen. SteriPEN is a growing Maine (where I am from) based company that provides a compact, fast and safe water sterilization solution. I purchased my first SteriPEN for $20 from Craigslist summer of 2011 and it has been invaluable to me in my travels since. In many countries it is  [ Read More ]

Tulum Mexico Blue Water Ocean

Tulum contains the one of the last inhabited Pre-Columbian Mayan walled cities. The ruins are beautifully situated on the cliffs facing the Caribbean Sea. For only $5 you can get into the ruins, explore and even visit the gorgeous beaches below! I visited with my friend Gladys and our new friend Chung! Photo Credits: Gladys Christina, Myself

2 Day Bus Plane Train Journey to San Pedro Belize

It took me 44 hours to get to San Pedro, Belize. I took a car from Sumter, South Carolina, train from Columbia, South Carolina to Raleigh, North Carolina, bus to the Raleigh Airport, flight with a layover in Atlanta, Georgia to Cancun, Mexico-met my friend Gladys, car to Cancun central bus terminal, overnight bus to Belize City, taxi to the ferry, and finally a ferry to San Pedro Belize. This documents my journey.  

How I Afford to Travel the World: Saving Monday on Clothes

Americans spend an average of $1,700 per year on clothing and accessories, some people spend more, some less. To me, this seems like a lot of money that could be spent on travel. Which brings up one of the ways I am able to afford to travel. I limit my spending on clothing by scouring for discounts, and just having less clothing in general. I have been wearing some of the same clothing for years, it’s not essential for me to have a new outfit each week like television, online and magazine ads would try to convince me of. I don’t  [ Read More ]

Maine Winter forest bear hat

I love being outside in all seasons, even the winter. I enjoy the silence , the beauty and all of the animals you can discover in nature. Enjoy my photo essay of my day spent exploring. Photo Credits: Darcy Vawser

My Ten Favorite Things of 2013

1. My Favorite Blog: Mike and Anne’s Honeytrek  My favorite blog this year has to be Mike and Anne’s Honeytrek, they are taking a 675 day epic honeymoon around the world! They have stunning photography, crazy adventures AND they’re also funny! 2. My Favorite App: Spotify Spotify is like Pandora on crack. I pay for spotify premium at $9.99 per month and it is worth every penny. No ads, I can download 3,000 songs offline and they have almost any song I could want! 3. My Favorite Show: Modern Family Modern Family is so funny I have a hard time  [ Read More ]

5 pointz street art graffiti new york city urban art

It saddened me when I heard today that during the night they whitewashed all of the art off of 5 Pointz in New York City. The will soon knock it down to create luxury condos. The warehouse featured beautiful art from over 1,200 artists. I have been visiting here since 2008, when I did a wedding dress photoshoot. I thought since 5 Pointz is gone I would share some of my photos of it of a recent visit with my friend Finley. (Wedding dress photos Credits: Brett Szemple) RIP 5 Pointz