Best Restaurants in Oaxaca: Ultimate Oaxaca Food Guide – Street Food, Fine Dining, Bakeries, Cocktail Bars + Everything in Between

The time has come for me to put together a comprehensive Oaxaca food guide of all the best restaurants in Oaxaca, a place that has pulled me into its orbit again and again. I’ve spent over 9 collective months visiting … Read More

A Roatan Vacation for Adventure Lovers: Camp Bay Lodge in Off-the-Beaten Path East End

I’ve already established that my time on the Caribbean island of Roatan was above and beyond anything I expected. I loved this interesting and beautiful island. One of the most surprising parts of my Roatan vacation was my 3 days … Read More

Roatan Travel Guide: Non-Diver’s Guide for Where to Stay, What to Do + Where to Eat on Roatan Island

Roatan is an beautiful Caribbean island that seems to be on very few non-diver’s radar. It’s actually fairly little known in the travel world in general. This small island is part of a chain of 3 islands in the clear … Read More

Roatan Hotel: Puerta Azul Boutique Hotel – A Blue Door That Leads to the Sea

A good hotel should tick all the boxes – including location, decor, and amenities. But most importantly, it should feel GOOD to be in. Roatan hotel, Puerta Azul boutique hotel has a great vibe and felt like the perfect retreat … Read More

Cayos Cochinos from Roatan Tour: Snorkeling + Sailing the Most Pristine Coral Reef with Zeppelin Dive & Sail

The Cayos Cochinos are a little-known and postcard-worthy island archipelago off the coast of Honduras. The only way to reach them from Roatan is by chartering a sailboat or taking one of only a couple sail tour options. I was … Read More

The Best West Bay Roatan Hotel: Artistic + Secluded Ibagari Boutique Hotel

If you are looking for a boutique hotel near Roatan’s most beautiful beach, West Bay Beach, Ibagari Boutique Hotel is a gem. This West Bay Roatan hotel is beyond gorgeous, in a perfect location, and is both luxurious and relaxing. … Read More

The Best Puerto Vallarta Beaches for Instagram-Worthy Photos

In my humble opinion, the Puerto Vallarta beaches south of the city are the most Instagram-worthy, beautiful, and dramatic beaches, and yet they are usually mostly empty. It baffles me because they are SO easy to get to, whether you … Read More

Location Independent Travel Packing List: Every Essential Thing for 2+ Years of Full Time Travel

When you travel 100% of the time for over 2 years, you learn some things about what things you REALLY need and what things you don’t. I’ve made lots of tweaks and changes to my location independent travel packing list … Read More

What to do in Cusco: Prettiest Places to Take Instagram-Worthy Photos of Cusco

One of my absolute favorite activities when visiting a new place is simple – wandering the streets with a camera in hand, hunting for pretty nooks and corners. When I was researching what to do in Cusco,I found some good … Read More

Boutique Hotel Lake Titicaca: A Luxurious Experience at Amantica Lodge

When I first found Amantica Lodge online, I immediately fell in love with this Peru luxury hotel. The design of the exclusive villa was everything I look for in a hotel – sleek, hip and beautiful. This seemed like the … Read More

Oaxaca Mezcal Tour: Guide to Visiting the Best Mezcal Distilleries with Las Bugambilias Tours

It shocked me to find so little info online about what mezcal distilleries to visit on a Oaxaca mezcal tour. Sure there are lots of articles about the newly trendy spirit – but almost all focus on what mezcal is … Read More

Santa Teresa Hotel: Review of Nautilus Boutique Hotel, Costa Rica

 When I found Nautilus Boutique Hotel online, I knew they filled all 3 of my Santa Teresa hotel requirements:◆Jungle plant overload◆Central location to beach and amenities◆Lots of cute details So if you hadn’t already guessed, I loved my time here! I only … Read More

Peace Retreat: A Costa Rica Yoga Retreat for Anyone

 When I found Peace Retreat online, the first thing that I noticed was how flexible their programs were. I’ve wanted to try a yoga retreat for while, but was often turned off by high rates or specific dates that didn’t … Read More

Quirky Caye Caulker: Things to Do in Belize’s Offbeat Island Paradise

 Belize is unlike the rest of Latin America. It may as well be on a different continent for its cultural differences with the neighboring countries. The culture is Afro-Caribbean, with some Mayan mixed in. The official language is English, though it’s … Read More

Casa Lajagua: A Relaxing Boutique Hotel in Panama’s Azuero Peninsula

 Panama saved the best for last. We spent two months in the country traveling to many of the big tourist destinations, but really fell in love with Panama’s Azuero Peninsula during our last two weeks in the country. This area … Read More

La Finca Cambutal: Hotel on the Best Undiscovered Beach in Panama

 Panama really surprised me. In our 2 months in the country I spent time in such varied locations: from the ultra-modern and developed capital city, to Caribbean island towns only accessible by boat, to traditional farming towns with a cowboy culture.   While … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Transportation in Mexico, Central & South America

15 Ways to Travel Latin America by Bus, Boat, Tuk-Tuk & More!  Have you ever felt a little intimidated, or even terrified, to figure out how to navigate the plethora of options for transportation in Mexico, Central and South America? … Read More

Naturalmente Hotel in Las Lajas Panama: A Foodie’s Paradise on the Pacific Coast

 When we mentioned to anyone that we were heading to a hotel in Las Lajas Panama next, we were met with blank stares. Even many locals in the country hadn’t heard of this tiny Pacific town minutes from a wide … Read More

5 Tips to Finding Budget Hotels and Hostels in Central America, South America and Mexico That Don’t Feel Icky

 Are you scared of hostels? Do you fear pre-booking a budget hotel, only to walk into the bedroom and find stains on the sheets and cockroaches in the corner? I’ve been traveling Mexico, Central America and South America for 10+ months … Read More

Colombia Travel Guide: Top 4 Things to do in Cartagena

 Cartagena is a Unesco world heritage site located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It’s the one of the oldest cities in Colombia, founded in 1533, and has loads of Spanish colonial charm. The majority of the city’s population are of Afro-Caribbean … Read More

The 3 Best Adventures in Colombia: Part 3 – Visiting the San Bernardo Islands

Visiting the San Bernardo Islands is the final part in my series about the 3 best adventures in beautiful and diverse Colombia.   Be sure to check out my previous posts about hiking epic Valle de Cocora and camping Parque Tayrona.   

The 3 Best Adventures in Colombia: Part 2 – Camping Parque Tayrona

This is part 2 in my 3 part series about the best adventures in Colombia.  Head back to my previous post about hiking epic Valle de Cocora. And stay tuned for the final adventure in the series!  Here is Part 2 –

Hiking Valle de Cocora: The 3 Best Adventures in Colombia Part 1

My 3 favorite adventures during my month long trip around Colombia weren’t found in the main tourist destinations of Bogota, Medellin, or Cartagena, they were in beautiful remote areas that took some work to get to. One of my absolute favorite days in … Read More

The Three Beaches in Las Galeras: The Unconventional Way

The first thing you’ll be told to do in Las Galeras is “The 3 Beaches” tour. This entails hiring a small speedboat from the main beach in town and taking a tour of the three most beautiful beaches nearby – … Read More

Hotel Tip in…Las Galeras, Dominican Republic

As I’ve previously mentioned, budget hotels in the Dominican Republic didn’t impress me much. In Mexico or Central America you can find many stylish hostels or quaint local guesthouses in every town, but in the DR it’s much more challenging. … Read More

Can you backpack in the Dominican Republic?

Are people backpacking Dominican Republic? This was the question that I asked myself before our recent trip. The answer is yes…but the information and online resources are few and far between. Daily I’m bombarded with Groupon and Travelzoo deals to all-inclusive … Read More