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,…

Semuc Champey In Guatemala: A Not So Hidden Paradise

There are affiliate links in here. Guatemala was my favorite country I visited, by far.  It had everything.  There was beach (that I didn't go to,) ruins, and volcanos.  It had the best stuff to buy and it was all cheap, too.  And then there was Semuch Champey.  This is reason enough to go there. Semuc…

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…

Central America Travel Tips I wish I Listened To

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. Before leaving, I scoured the internet on how to stay safe and be prepared. While my research did help, I also didn't…

A Few More Things I’ve Learned in Central America

As the days go by, I learn more and more. Some interesting, some not. I recently learned I love Guatemala. It has everything to offer, well maybe not beaches, but it has almost everything: volcanos, Semuc Chanpey, coffee, lakes, mountains, everything. Coffee in Guatemala is delicious. I had two coffees today. That good. There are…

First Lessons Learned in Central America

The time has come, the internet is finally powerful enough, the pictures are here! After almost two weeks in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, I've learned a few things. Driving is confusing. Lines don't really matter, as long as your car fits, it's a lane. Two lane road? I think you mean five. Honking can usually…

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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. 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 were of no help at all and I wanted to change that, so I'm updating this…

My first glimpse at New Zealand: Tomahawk Beach

There are affiliate links in here. After stopping at our hotel in Dunedin and getting settled in, well sort of, we gather with the group and headed out for a drive around the area.  Our first stop was Tomahawk Beach.  With my camera acting up, the only way to start a trip, I took what…

Slovenian Cemeteries, Rent Reminder

Cemeteries.  They can be kind of a downer subject.  But, let's be real here for a second.  There is a certain appeal of foreign cemeteries.  There is just something about them that draws you in.  It can be really interesting, actually, to learn about death and processes or traditions relating to it. In Slovenia, we…