Malapascua: Things To Do That Aren’t Diving

I'm not a diver.  I don't like water.  I probably won't be diving in the near future.  I mean, I even avoid snorkeling at all costs.  So I was questioned a lot about why I was on Malapascua, famous for diving with thresher sharks. Good question, everyone I met.  Good question.  I was there to…

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Is It Worth Visiting The Moeraki Boulders Of Otago?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. One of the more memorable roadside stops from my time in New Zealand was the Moeraki Boulders.  Maybe it's because it's hard to forget perfectly round boulders on a beach or because this…

Facing Fears: Bioluminescence in Bocas del Toro

It was a glowing dream, until you looked up and realized you were still speeding through hundreds of tiny islands in the dark on a lightless boat. Some would say that’s crazy, others would say sign me up! I guess I was one itching to sign up. In case you didn’t know, like me, bioluminescence…

Daydreaming of the Corn Islands

There are affiliate links in here. The Corn Islands in Nicaragua were one of my favorite parts of my trip.  Definitely my highlight of Nicaragua.  Little Corn Island was just the perfect little place.  All of the backpackers that went there described it as a holiday in a holiday.  That's pretty accurate. I think I've…

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Puerto Viejo To Bocas del Toro: Is It Worth It For Just A Couple Of Days?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. My original plan for visiting Central America was to fly into Cancun and out of Panama City, then I realized it was cheaper to fly out of Costa Rica, so that's what I…

How To Get To The Corn Islands In Nicaragua

When people hear "We're going to the Corn Islands," they usually get a little jealous.  Then they usually ask a follow-up question: "how are you getting there?"  And when you respond with "we're going by land," they usually cringe a little bit with fear and disgust. This trek takes about three days with good planning…

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Sea Lions, Iguanas, And Boobies, Oh My! How To Plan A Trip To The Galapagos Islands

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. As I rewrite this post it has been just over six years since I went to the Galapagos Islands.  SIX WHOLE YEARS.  Where has the time gone?  Well, I realized my old posts…

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My first glimpse at New Zealand: Tomahawk Beach In Dunedin

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Our very first stop in New Zealand that wasn't our hotel was Tomahawk Beach in Dunedin.  We got all checked in before heading to the beach for our first taste of New Zealand. …