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

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

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

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