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Behind The Scenes with Matador!

Breaking Free


Thanks to the support of our dear friends and family, we were nominated and accepted to be a part of a series called “Breaking Free” being filmed by the popular Matador Network!  They are traveling around the world to film several people and producing eight minute episodes of each to be shown on their website starting in July.

For several days last week, the three-man Matador film crew joined us at our current location of Roatán, Honduras and put our lives under the lens.  We loved showing them around this beautiful island, and (sorta) got used to having cameras following our every move!

We shared our passion for volunteering, showing them around the Sandy Bay Alternative School and introducing them to the faculty and kids that have become a big part of our lives.  They filmed Pete coaching baseball and we all enjoyed watching the “tough love” that Pete gave the kids, learned from his many years playing competitive ball as a kid.  They joined us during our presentations at the school’s “Career Day” as we attempted to inspire the kids to think about enriching their lives through travel.  And of course, they asked the tough questions: the hows and whys of our vagabonding ways.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the scenes they shot…

Dalene getting filmed while tutoring

Steven getting some shots of the kids on the monkey bars!

Steven, Ian and Brian – the Matador team – on the courts for baseball practice

Pete coaching

Coach Pedro

Woah!  Now that’s a close-up!

Have we mentioned lately how much we love our life?  Well, we do!

It was a very new and exciting experience for us.   We are anxious to see the result (watch our site or the Matador Network for details!)

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18 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Congratulations… I’m looking forward to the video.
    Mike Lenzen recently posted..Happy Pi Day!

  2. Wow nice shots, can’t wait til they post ‘the movie’. Doesn’t sound that those Matador guys have a boring job..

  3. Cool!! Don’t forget me when you guys are all famous.. oh wait, you’re already famous. Do you still know who I am? :)

    Guys, ever heard of the show Departures from the OLN network? I’m hooked on it. If you can get a hold of a copy you should check it out. If not let me know and I’ll mail you guys a copy.

    • Haha, yeah, we’re famous all right. That’s funny! :)

      Yeah, we used to watch Departures all the time (when we had a TV). It is a pretty good show! Thanks for the offer to send, but there is actually no mail system in Honduras to accept it! :)

  4. Thanks again for having us! We had an amazing time in Roatan… and we’ll keep you posted on the show…

  5. Thanks for this- so fun to see the behind-the-scenes shooting of the show and you all look really happy! Look forward to seeing the finished product.
    Julie recently posted..Gear as Memoir- The Trad Climber’s Rack

  6. Maybe you can autograph a body part of mine or something. That is, if I ever catch up with you in a lovely and far-flung locale!

    In all seriousness, these shots are awesome. Love the camera work on the monkey bars. Cannot wait to see the whole she-bang.

  7. OMG! So awesome. I can’t wait to see the final results!
    Sheryll recently posted..The Universe Works in Mysterious Ways

  8. Hey guys, congratulations on this appointment. It must be quite a thrill to be involved with the people at Matador, and may lead on to bigger and better things. I like the Matador and will keep an eye out for it.

  9. Your life is definitely unique! Looking forward to watching the video. I’m sorry for the bad year that you had, but then it led to this wonderful life style that you guys have.
    Thanks for inviting us hanging around with the Matador crew, it was so much fun!
    Dina recently posted..Woken by explosions at 5 am in Honduras

  10. Looks like you guys had fun doing it and I am definitely looking forward to the video coming out!

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