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Category: Central America

November 25, 2018

Costa Rica: Where “Pura Vida” Flows

I first stepped foot in Costa Rica in Peñas Blancas after crossing the border from Nicaragua. At the time, I didn’t realize I would spend the next six weeks exploring waterfalls, spotting sloths and hiking through a majestic cloud forest. From the Pacific Coast to the Carribean side, Costa Rica is one of the most […]

October 26, 2018

Solo Traveling in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a budget traveler’s dream destination. Whether you want to climb a volcano, visit colonial cities or surf world-class waves, you can move around this country with ease, regardless if you know Spanish. If you crave adventure, add volcano boarding to your list, and if you’re looking for a party, San Juan Del Sur […]

May 15, 2018

Island Hopping Adventures in Panama

With beautiful landscapes, diverse culture and a strong connection to the sea – there is no shortage of island hopping adventures in Panama. I spent two weeks in April in Panama, starting in Bocas del Toro before traveling to a cloud forest in Valle Las Minas in the Chiriquí Province.  There is lovely flower garden […]

March 5, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Skip El Salvador

If you like surfing world-class waves, swimming with turtles in the ocean, rappelling down waterfalls and eating at food festivals, you’ll fit right in El Salvador.  Getting around by public bus is very easy and cheap.  The locals are friendly, the landscapes are beautiful, and even though your friends and family will constantly tell you […]

January 31, 2018

Guatemala Travel Guide

A Mayan city deep in the jungle, turquoise colored pools and active volcanoes that glow at night – Guatemala is a beautiful country with plenty of things to do to satisfy travelers on any budget. The local food tastes great, and there is never a shortage of tortillas or Gallo, the local beer. Most of […]

January 13, 2018

Staying at the Mystic River Resort

We all need a little bit of luxury every once in a while, especially when you’re on vacation.  Located in the Cayo District of Belize, The Mystic River Resort is about a 25-minute drive from the town of San Ignacio.  The property is tucked away on a steep bank of the Macal River.  Take a […]

January 7, 2018

Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley

 Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the top snorkeling destinations in Belize, and once you take a dip in the water, you’ll understand why. Home to turtles, manatees, nurse sharks and vibrant coral the water is warm and crystal clear.  When visiting Belize, no trip is complete without a visit to the Belize […]

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