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…

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…

Palm Trees and Ocean Breeze

Palm trees just having something calming about them.  It might be the gentle swish of the leaves in the breeze or the sparseness of leaves at the bottom, or maybe it's both, who knows.  They're just one of those things that everyone imagines when they hear the word "vacation."  I saw plenty in Central America…

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…

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…

What I Learned After One Month In Nicaragua

After almost two months gone, I just keep learning new things. Some about myself, and some about wherever I am. Some are more exciting than others as well. Don't always listen to other people. All the rumors for the trip to the Corn Islands were tales of nightmares. So, of course, looking for an adventure…