The number one thing that stops us from traveling is MONEY, following closely behind is commitments (such as jobs), fear of the unknown and the courage to take the plunge and leave your home and comfort zone. But how much money does it actually cost to travel? The answer is…not as much as you think. … More How much does it cost to travel?
1. More locals speak English here than in South America (since NO ONE in South America does). 2. You still need basic Spanish to survive here, plus it’s much more interesting when you can have a conversation (sort of) with a local. 3. Public transport is almost always the best way to go as tourist buses and … More 25 Things I learned in Central America
I hadn’t really had my sights set on visiting Leon, but on the map it seemed to make sense. It was a stop closer to our next destination (El Salvador) and it would help break up the trip. “What’s a day or two spent there?” I said to myself. We took a three hour shuttle … More Why I didn’t like Leon, Nicaragua
After ten amazing days in San Juan del sur, we made the tough decision to move on and continue our journey through Nicaragua. A short, 2 hr bus ride got us to the beautiful colonial town of Granada. After spending a whole month at different beach towns it was a nice change to be more … More Exploring Granada & Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua
Our first stop in Nicaragua was the much talked about town called San Juan Del Sur. The border crossing into Nicaragua was by far the strangest one I have ever seen. After two really hot and sweaty public busses, we exited Costa Rica, and walked for what felt like ages in the sweltering heat with … More My guide to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
After a 12 hour bus ride from Panama City to Bocas del torro and three cloudy days spent on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, we made our way over the border to our first point of call in Costa Rica- Puerto Viejo. The border crossing itself was quite an experience. After exiting Panama you … More Falling in love with Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica