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Why Central America Is Perfect For Your First Solo Trip

When you think of going on your first solo trip, you probably think of South East Asia  because that's where like, everyone goes.  I think I briefly thought of going there, but decided against it for that reason.  Then I found Central America.  I'm not saying it's off the beaten path or anything, there were…

What to Pack For Two and a Half Months in Central America

There are affiliate links in here. It was a while ago now, butI like to think I did a pretty good job packing for Central America.  There were a few things I could have improved on, but for my first big trip, I didn't do too bad.  BUT I'm here to help you plan for…

6 Things to Love About Guatemala

There are affiliate links in here. I love Guatemala.  It was my favorite country in Central America and I think about going back on a regular basis.  I love the cities.  I love the nature.  I love the coffee.  I love the people.  All of it, really.  If you want more specifics, read on. 1…

My First Time Alone in a Foreign Airport

I was not prepared for this heat, that’s for sure. I got off the plane, finally pulled together after hours of nerves and was ushered into the customs and immigration line with everyone else. Everything was fine. My first time traveling alone was going smooth and then I was waved forward. It was my turn.…

Lizard Spotting At The Tulum Ruins

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Tulum was the second ruin site I visited on my trip, also in Mexico, and they were totally different than Coba.  These…

Off the Muddy Path: Monkey Falls

After arriving in San Ignacio, our hostel owner offered a short evening trip to Monkey Falls.  I knew it was a waterfall, but that's it.  It was a short, probably rough, drive from town and a short hike through some pretty serious mud to get there.  It was definitely worth it though. We were greeted…