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

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

This 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.    Visiting the San Bernardo … 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

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 … Read More