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…

Climbing Pacaya, My First Volcanic Adventure

One thing I knew I wanted to do before I left was climb a volcano, specifically Pacaya in Guatemala, mostly because that was the only one I knew about.  Pacaya is just outside of Antigua, about an hour's drive.  After a couple days wandering around Antigua, I decided it was time I do the climb.…

Costa Rican Jungle Adventures: What To Do In Monteverde And Santa Elena Costa Rica

When I was planning my trip, my desire to go to Costa Rica was pretty low, but it was the cheapest place to fly home from, so I figured a few days there wouldn't hurt.  I did have a few things I wanted to do there though once I did arrive: zip line, buy delicious…

Nicaragua Close Up + Tips For Visiting

One of my favorite types of photography is macro photography, the really close-ups where you can't even tell what you're looking at.  It gets you thinking and your imagination going, which I enjoy.  This means when I come back from a trip, the majority of my pictures are not easily identifiable.  They could just be…

48 Hours on Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua

I arrived on Ometepe on my own, but quickly befriended some Australians at my hotel.  I didn't find Ometepe to be the best place to be alone since everything is so spread out.  It's a good place for company.  The first full day I had was spent laying around the hotel lobby because it was…

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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…

A Panoramic View of Central America

During my time in Central America, I saw some pretty stellar views of mountains, lakes, beaches, and jungle.  It's hard to really capture it all, but I tried my best.  There isn't much to say about these as the views speak for themselves. San Pedro, Guatemala San Pedro, Guatemala Playa Maderas, Nicaragua   Tulum, Mexico…

Someone Should Have Told Me This Before I Left

Before I left for my trip, I dug to the depths of the Internet for tips and tricks on how to have a smooth two and a half months in six countries where I don't speak the language.  The were basic packing tips to what to do in each city.  While these were all mostly helpful,…