Central America

#Checking In: El Otro Lado

March 20, 2017
el otro lado

I’m always super excited when I stumble across a hotel that is beautifully designed. I found El Otro Lado on a fellow blogger’s Instagram page and fell in love. The boutique hotel appeared to be so colorful. Because of this, I knew I had to stay there during my stay to Panama back in January. Location  El Otro Lado is located about an hour and a half drive away from Panama City. You can organized transportation with the hotel, or…

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Travel Inspiration

The First Time I Ever Really Felt Unsafe While Traveling

March 13, 2017
felt unsafe while traveling

I didn’t want to write this post because my time in Panama wasn’t as expected. This isn’t the sort of post that I want to share with my readers, but I feel like I need to. But, this trip was the first time that I felt unsafe while traveling alone. When I was in Panama City I briefly met a girl at my hostel. I didn’t put two and two together until I had returned home. About a week later…

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Book Of The Month Club: A Traveler’s Best Friend

March 10, 2017
book of the month club

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned in this post for free from Book of the Month. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I’m not usually a big fan of subscription boxes. But, I’m in love with the Book of the Month Club. It’s such a wonderful idea because I rarely have enough time to go to the grocery store when I’m home, let alone go…

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Travel Tips

Five Ways To Survive A Long Haul Flight

March 8, 2017

I traveled on a lot of planes in 2016 – 34 to be exact. And a large chunk of those were long haul flights. I had quite a few fourteen hour flights. And those can leave you feeling restless, exhausted, and sometimes like you were hit by a bus. So, you must be wondering, “How do I survive a long haul flight?” Along with getting up frequently to help with circulation, drinking plenty of water both before and during the flight,…

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Exploring Panama City: Some Things You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

March 6, 2017
exploring panama city

I have to start off this post saying that I didn’t love Panama City. I thought some of it was cool, but for the most part, it just wasn’t my thing. Plus, I think I have an aversion to cities that look like big cities because I grew up in New York. And Panama City just has the feel of a big city, like so many other ones I’ve been too. But, that’s not to say that exploring Panama City isn’t worth…

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Central America

Five Places To Stay In Nicaragua

February 17, 2017

I recently spent about two weeks in Nicaragua, traveling around. I really loved the country and you can read more about my adventures there in my posts about Granada, Maderas Village, San Juan Del Sur, and Hulakai Hotel. Speaking of which, today I’m going to share a short list of five places to stay in Nicaragua while you’re visiting. Five Places To Stay In Nicaragua Boca En Boca If you’re headed to Granada for a couple of days, definitely check…

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Central America

#CheckingIn: Hulakai Hotel

February 13, 2017
hulakai hotel

If you’re interested in taking in stunning ocean views, then you have to check into Hulakai Hotel in Playa Maderas. The boutique hotel is located a short walk from the beach (make sure you have water with you, it’s steep). Because of its location on a hilltop, you’ll end up getting some of the best views you can imagine. Staying At Hulakai Hotel The hotel is made of terrace rooms, casitas, eco-pods, and a house. It’s the perfect place to stay…

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Why You Should Always Purchase Travel Insurance

February 11, 2017

I am a big believer in travel insurance. I’ve had to use it on more than one occasion and I’m going to share those two stories with you today. But before I do that, I’d love to ask all of you, do you buy travel insurance before a trip or do you just wing it and hope that nothing happens? I’d love to know your views on purchasing it before a trip. The First Time I Used My Travel Insurance Last…

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Central America

Six Things To Do In San Juan Del Sur

February 8, 2017

Odds are if you’re traveling through Nicaragua for a few weeks, you’ll end up in San Juan Del Sur at some point. It’s probably the biggest backpacker town in the whole country, and that’s because it’s home to the biggest party in all of Central America. But, there is more to the town than a sloppy Sunday (but that may be the best part). Five Things To Do In San Juan Del Sur 1. Visit The Nearby Beaches San Juan…

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#CHECKINGIN: Maderas Village

February 6, 2017
Maderas Village

If I could use one word to describe Maderas Village, it would be magical. There’s just something to be said about a place that makes you completely forget about the outside world. Maderas Village is that place. Why You Should Stay At Maderas Village Playa Maderas is located a short (but bumpy) twenty minute ride from the popular backpacker town of San Juan Del Sur. You can take a round trip shuttle from Casa Oro to Playa Maderas for five…

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