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Best View In San Juan del Sur: The Jesus Statue aka The Christ Of Mercy Statue + Tips For Visiting SJDS

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. One of the first things you'll see when you get to San Juan del Sur is the giant statue of Jesus.  You can see it from most places in town.  This is the Cristo De La Misericordia, or the…

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16 Of The Best Adventure Destinations In Central America

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Central America is an outdoor lovers paradise.  With everything from hiking to caves and flowing lava to flowing emerald water, Central America has it all.  No matter if you're a backpacker on a budget…

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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.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. It was a while ago now, but I 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…

7 Things to Love About Lake Atitlan

I love this lake.  If I could live there, I might.  It's just so pretty and it's got everything and, ugh, I wish I was sitting on a tree branch over the water, enjoying the warm sun.  Instead, I'm sitting under a blanket with at least 6 feet of snow on the ground outside.  Oh…

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. Tulum was the second ruin site I visited on my trip, also in Mexico, and they were totally different than Coba.  These were all open and oceanfront.  I have to say, I…

Climbing Coba Ruins: A Perfect Cancun Day Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. When I got to Mexico I didn't really know what to do in Cancun.  Like at all.  I knew there were beaches and Chichen Itza, but not much else.  I decided to skip…

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…

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Climb The Cahal Pech Ruins In San Ignacio, Belize

As I (sort of ) promised, I'm sharing more of my little time in Belize.  I'll start with Cahal Pech, the ruins right outside of, or still part of, San Ignacio.  These are smaller and seemed much less traveled than most other ruins I had heard about up to this point. Luckily for me, they…