TWB Words From the World: “Tales of a Female Nomad”

Obviously, you don’t have to be a man to Travel With Balls.  TWB has nothing to do with gender — it’s about traveling with the spirit of adventure and a bit of daring.  … Continue reading

TWB Road Tips: Creating An Itinerary

Our self-appointed task here at Travel With Balls is not only to inspire you to hand out soccer balls to kids when you’re journeying through a developing country, it’s also to encourage you… Continue reading

An Opportunity To Help Fund A Dream

Somehow, the blog I wrote about our second TWB soccer ball give away in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Granada, Nicaragua never got posted…guess I should have taken care of business before hitting… Continue reading

A Dreamer’s Dream

Our Central American journey concluded with a final Score on the outskirts of Sarchí.  William brought our trusty BeGo to a screeching halt at the sight of two boys on the side of… Continue reading

Sixteen Scores for Central America

After eleven hours in transit we made it back to LA just after midnight and I’m writing from home this morning, surrounded by stacks of unopened mail, suitcases filled with dirty laundry and a heart… Continue reading

Every Smile Counts

An isolated Tortuguero Village proved to be the perfect location for TWB to spread a little joy.  Accessible only by a 45-minute boat taxi, Tortuguero Village is a remote outpost guarded by thick… Continue reading

Mud, Mosquitos and More Fun in Tortuguero

In Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, the new day is ushered in not by the dawn but by the roars of the howler monkeys who begin issuing their distinctive and deafening hollers well… Continue reading

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

I’ve been ambivalent about blogging today — I don’t want to break the spell of this surreal place so far from the familiar, but on the other hand how often does one get… Continue reading

So Many Magic Moments

Costa Rica keeps lavishing gifts upon us as fast and furiously as the lava flows that often race down the slopes of Arenal Volcano. Last night after dinner at the Arenal Observatory Lodge… Continue reading

A Bird’s Life

The backpacker’s hostel treated us well, but it was time for the next leg of our journey.  A satisfying breakfast at the Rainforest Café sent us off up the road toward the Arenal… Continue reading