Category: central america

Volcano Boarding in Leon, Nicaragua

I never thought I would throw myself off of a volcano, yet here I was, about to do just that. I took a few timid steps forward, the sulfuric  steam from the volcano sticking to the back of my neck and mingling with my sweat as the hot Nicaraguan wind blew. Each time I placed …

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1 Week in Guatemala

Want to visit Guatemala but don’t have a lot of time? Follow in my footsteps and you’ll be amazed at how much you can do and see with just 1 week in Guatemala! My first trip to Guatemala was booked on a whim ($90 roundtrip on sale) and I couldn’t even point it out on …

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Bocas del Toro-Central America’s Best Kept Secret

This is a guest post from my friend Ian Hurlstone. Ian does not have a blog of his own but he was so blown away by the awesomeness of Bocas del Toro, Panama that he asked if he could write a post about it for my blog! All content, including photos, are Ian’s. It’s hard …

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Defying Death at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Fear and heat. That’s what I remember most about hiking over an active lava field at Pacaya Volcano outside of Antigua, Guatemala. I had never been so terrified in my life. One wrong move and I was dead. My first visit to Guatemala was a year earlier. We got an insanely cheap ticket ($90 roundtrip) …

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