Chapter 20: Searching for the “Real Honduras”

The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from June 15 – June 22 Story Highlights: Once in Honduras without dying, we go behind the raging waterfalls at Pulhalpanzak The Murder Capital of the World, San Pedro Sula, isn’t all that scary We produce a Honduran music video for our friend Walter, then go birdwatching with him   […]

Chapter 19: The Fruits of Our Labor

The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from June 4 – June 14 Story Highlights: We travel to a farm in El Salvador called Finca Jalapa, where we work for an awesome dude named Arcangel Over the weekend, we try our hand at surfing again (and fail miserably) Farming turns out to be really, really hard […]

Chapter 18: From Antigua, to Atitlán, to the Antillons

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 29 – June 3: Day 59 (continued): We sailed through Guatemala’a serene midday seas, proud and content from our previous night’s successes at Mincho’s. As badly as we wanted to accept their offer to stay one more night, we’d tightly packed our schedule, having […]

Chapter 17: Lessons from Guineales

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 26 – 29: Day 56 (continued): It pretty much took us two full days to recover from our second Acatenango experience. How we’d done it we may never know, but all that glory came at some serious costs to our physical health. Brian and […]

Chapter 16: Acatenango’s Revenge

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 17 – 26: Day 47 (continued): Our bodies were sore but our souls were pure. The aftermath of our successful Double Whammy expedition was a time of complete and utter relaxation and rehabilitation. No over-exertion we agreed, especially not for the next few days. After […]

Chapter 15: Volcanic Visions

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 13 – 17: Day 43 (continued): “A volcano! Look, it’s a volcano!!!” we shouted in unison upon our arrival to Antigua. There were several of them. Monstrous chunks of Earth, which stood motionless at the horizon’s periphery; a half dozen of them in all directions, […]

21 Things You’ll Never Read About Mexico When You’re Living in America (Until Now)

View story at Medium.com Before we began our drive from NYC to Argentina, we considered completely skipping over Mexico because we were terrified by endless news reports of constant violence. Our plan was to fly to Guatemala, buy a car, and start driving from there. After speaking to some travelers, we decided to start our […]

Chapter 14: Sojourn to Semuc Champay

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 11 – 13: Day 41 – By Monday in the late afternoon, our car was refreshed and in better condition than it had been since long before we’d bought it a few months back, thanks to our new mechanic friends in Fray de las […]

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Well, world, it’s official! The Global Goulets are now in the iTunes store! We’ve just launched our podcast, Drive the World with the Global Goulets, where we’ll tell you stories from the road using real audio from our trip. We’ll also be bringing you the stories of the fascinating people we meet on the road. […]

Sometimes It’s Not Our Story to Tell

The Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico embody a powerful story of unflinching pride, struggle, and resistance. But you won’t hear it from us. When we pulled into San Cristobal de las Casas deep in Southern Mexico, we set out hunting for a story. We’re on a mission, after all, to drive from NYC to Argentina and film […]

Chapter 13: A Day in the Livingston Life

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 9 – 10: Day 39 – The hot, horribly uncomfortable morning started off early with some piercing headaches. It was moments like this where we liked to ignore the advice from our parents, who might tell us the best way to avoid hangovers is […]

Chapter 12: La Frontera, Tikal, & Flores

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 7 – 8: Day 37 – We woke up early and were determined to make it to Tikal before the sun went down. Tikal had been hyped as the most grandiose and magnificent of all the Mayan ruins; with a label like that, we […]

Global Goulets featured by Guatemala’s Soy502.com!

A reporter from Soy502.com, a local Guatemalan news site, was alerted to us and reached out for an interview. We thought our Spanish was getting better, but if you watch the video interview, the reporter seems to have picked out all the clips where Eric and Brian completely garble their Spanish (Alex was out trying to […]

Chapter 11: The Magical Palenque Jungle

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 2 – 6: Day 32 – Continuing our rally can sometimes be so hard, especially after an experience as profound as ours with Paco. Nearly all the way through this diverse land and we’d seen almost every side of Mexico; from its colonial charms […]

Chapter 10: A San Cristobal Story

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 29 – May 1: Day 29, continued – San Cristobal de las Casas, on paper, was a fascinating place. A colonial centerpiece of the Chiapas highlands, this red-roofed municipality comes up in almost any traveler’s itinerary. It is home to the central conflict of the […]

We’re doing a Reddit AMA tomorrow (5/20) at 2:15 pm EST. Come ASK US ANYTHING!

Ever had a question to ask the Goulets but never had the goulets to ask it? Never had a question but thinking of one now? Tomorrow at 2:15pm EST we will be doing an AMA on reddit where we will be answering all of your questions (including the dumb ones). Check out reddit.com/r/iama at 2:15 […]

How To: Make Mezcal Like Your Grandfather

So you want to make mezcal. Great! Let us know how it goes and invite us over when it’s ready! Mezcal is the drink of Oaxaca and many would say Mexico. Like its cousin tequila, it’s made from the agave plant, but has a rich, smoky flavor. Mezcal is traditionally handcrafted by small-scale producers using […]

Chapter 9: Parties and Surf in Puerto Escondido

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 23 – 29: Day 23 – We get stir crazy when we’re in the same place for more than 2 days. You have to know this about us. Unless we REALLY need to stay, we move on. So, as tempting as it was to […]

How To: Hand-Weave a Traditional Zapotec Rug

So you want to make a rug. Well, that’s an interesting decision but it’s up to you. The Global Goulets visited Vida Nueva, a women’s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle. Here’s how it’s been done by the indigenous Zapotec people in Oaxaca, Mexico, for centuries. 1) Pluck some cochineal insects off your cactus plants […]

Podcast Episode 4: Paco Teaches the Goulets a Lesson

This episode is a bit different from our former podcasts. A bit more in depth and a bit more focused. As we settled down in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, we decided we wanted to do something new and really uncover a story. The story we wanted to go after was that of […]

Chapter 8: One-of-a-kind Oaxaca

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 21 – 22: Day 21 – Ok, admittedly, this chapter of our journey begins on a Tuesday reserved as a café workday. Before dusk, we put away the laptops, fled from the warm comfort of wifi’s bosom, and went on the prowl for footage […]

Chapter 7: Charlie and the Car Show Factory

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 18 – 20: Day 18 – By the time we really got ourselves going in Mexico City, we had to face a tough question: would it be worth driving 5 hours back north to Guanajuato for Charlie’s car show? What made the decision even more difficult […]

Podcast Episode 3: Lusty Luchadors, Small Town Celebrations & a Moment of Gratitude

In this episode of 7 Minutes with the Goulets (we round 9.5 minutes down to 7 minutes in this podcast) we take you inside Arena Mexico, teach you about the crafts and customs of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, discover peanut butter, and have a moment of gratitude. In this weekly audio stream we’ll give you […]

Chapter 6: Once Upon a Time in Mexico City

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 15 – 18: Day 15 and 16 – We made the 7-hour drive to Mexico City (it was supposed to be 4…) and arrived to town as the sun was coming down. It had been about 3 weeks since we were in New York, so […]