We're back!


It's been a while, so we just wanted to check in and let you know what's been happening recently. After almost 2 months in Guatemala, we went home to spend some quality time with fam and friends and to attend Sebastian and Diane's wedding in Santa Barbara (congrats!)! 

In the beginning of May, we flew back to Guatemala to pick up our car where we left it (at an auto shop called ARB Guatemala) and had a few new things installed: an awning to keep us cool/dry/bug free, and a new battery charger! Gracias Humberto!

Then it was off to El Salvador! We met up with our friends Taisa and Ernesto ( and have been driving around El Salvador for the last few weeks with them. A video update about this small but amazing country will come eventually, but for now, here are some pictures and short vids to keep you entertained :)



Congrats Seb and Diane! Thanks for including us in your big day!

Congrats Seb and Diane! Thanks for including us in your big day!

Double family dinner at San Ysidro Ranch!

Double family dinner at San Ysidro Ranch!

I got a drone! First flight in Carpinteria. This is going to be fun... 

Surfing at the famous right hand point break of El Sunzal at Playa El Tunco in El Salvador. 

Volcán Ilamatepec (Santa Ana) and Volcán Izalco in Parque Nacional Los Volcanes El Salvador

AshLivin Video #10: Guatemala

Over the last ~2 months traveling through Guatemala we've visited some breathtaking locations with some incredible new friends. This country and its people could not have been more welcoming - thank you! Special shout out to the amazing duo Tiasa and Ernesto, with whom we traveled overland for 5 weeks straight! Thanks for tolerating us and we can't wait to keep traveling together! For a click-able table of contents of locations, watch the video directly on Youtube @

Volcán de Fuego

Just a brief update... while Liv was getting some alone time while nursing her knee (sorry Liv!), I hiked up the inactive Volcán Acatenango (over 5000 vertical feet!, with a summit at 13000 ft) with the hopes of seeing the nearby active Volcán de Fuego erupt. Fuego didn't disappoint...

It was certainly the most powerful natural phenomenon I've ever seen. I stayed up all night photographing and filming this beautiful beast in total awe. Following these immense eruptions, molten rocks tumbled down the cone of this 3,763m volcano for nearly 5 minutes. 10 minutes later, volcanic ash began raining down on us a few kms away.