Seat 17/C. I took a deep breath and exhaled with a slight smirk on my face as we finally landed at the Cancun International Airport. Little did I know what the next few days would have in store for me. Being my first solo trip, I didn’t have much planned for the days ahead except for starfishing on … More Viva la Mexico!
Know Before You Go: – If you’re on a budget, travel by chicken bus or local bus. – Be quick when traveling by chicken buses, they don’t wait long. – If you travel on an overnight bus be sure to wear warm clothes. They are freezing! – Most of Central America does not have running … More Tips For Traveling: Central America
Why commit to one airline when you can have six? If you’re like me, you’ve done plenty of research on finding the perfect credit card to take with you during your travels. After scouring the internet comparing airlines, sign up bonuses and reading countless reviews I chose to sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred … More Tips For Traveling: Travel Cards
Hidden within the Sierra Madre mountain range lies one of the most beautiful lakes on earth. Surrounded by majestic volcanoes and rich agriculture, the indigenous villages thrive here. Mayan culture is predominant and traditional clothing is still worn today. After traveling on long winding roads the lake began to make it’s presence from behind the … More Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
After falling asleep on the shuttle, I awoke happily thinking we had made it to our destination only to be stopped in traffic in Guatemala City. It was almost 6:30pm and we still had an hour to go before reaching our final stop. Fortunately, traffic didn’t last long and we were back on the road. … More Antigua, Guatemala
I’m lying in bed when I begin to feel the warmth of the sun peering through the black curtains hiding us from the outside world. After rubbing tired eyes I opened the curtains to greet the sun and begin the next leg of our trip. The 2 hour journey lead us through rolling hills and … More Copan Ruinas, Honduras
It’s 1:30am when I begin to hear the alarm on my phone go off. I stumbled out of my bunk with my eyes half open, grabbed my packs and walked toward the hostel bar where the shuttle would pick us up. As I am awaiting the 2:00am shuttle to La Ceiba, a few people were … More Roatan, Honduras
You heard right! Volcano boarding in Leon, Nicaragua has become a popular past time for both traveling gringos and locals alike. Cerro Negro or “Black Hill” is the youngest volcano in all of Central America and has erupted 23 times since it’s birth in April 1850. It rests roughly 500 meters high and is very … More Volcano Boarding!
Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes within Nicaragua’s largest lake, Lake Nicaragua. Volcanoes Conception and Maderas are conjoined by a low isthmus and within in time created the hourglass shaped island. From San Juan del Sur, we hired direct taxi to the San Jorge dock in time to get on the 12:30pm ferry … More Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua