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

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