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 … 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, … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

Colombia Travel Guide: Top 4 Things to do in Cartagena

Where:   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 … 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.    … Read More

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!   … Read More

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

The big 3 tourist destinations in Colombia are: Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena.   Surprisingly, my 3 favorite Colombian adventures were found elsewhere (and 1 of them in a very little known destination).   There is so much information to share, … 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