"Always leave a place better than you found it," whispered the wisdom of grade school. But in a place as perfect as Ometepe in southern Nicaragua, I was having a hard time finding a way to contribute. Punta Jesús María jutted out across the water, a narrow peninsula half-covered in waves. The sun would be down in 20 minutes, and I wasn't ready to leave. The maker in me stirred.
Sometimes, people travel to see something great. Sometimes, they travel to accomplish something magnificent, and others travel to relax and decompress.
When I travel, I like to make something new, and then leave it there for someone else to find.