Wellness + Yoga Retreat Guatemala: Villa Sumaya Lake Atitlan Retreat

A couple of months ago, I started planning a solo trip, but wanted to be in a space where I would: 1) meet interesting people and 2) have a meaningful experience. I had planned on finding a yoga retreat somewhere … Read More

Reusable Travel Utensils + Travel Food Containers: To-Go Ware to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint on the Road

I’ll be honest, I spent a few years of travel being lazy about my environmental choices. When I was traveling full-time, I didn’t feel like I had time to research and find natural, healthy, and sustainable products. Now I know … Read More

Artisan Oaxaca Tours: Thread Caravan Hammock Workshop + Textiles, Ceramics, and Mezcal Tours

There is very little that gets me more excited than learning from talented, master artisans in their homeland. In fact, the original reason I came to Oaxaca years ago was because of its reputation for gorgeous textiles and traditional artisan … Read More

San Agustinillo Hotel with an Epic Ocean View: Beautiful Zazil Retreat

I’ve been on a spree of writing blogs about the Oaxaca coast because it’s such a gorgeous area that few people know about. My new favorite part of the coast is the tiny, relaxing, off-the-beaten path town of San Agustinillo. … Read More

San Agustinillo + Mazunte Oaxaca Travel Guide: What to Do, Where to Eat + Where to Stay

The Oaxaca coast is still pretty unknown to tourists, so you can escape the crowds here and be treated to some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. My new favorite part of the coast are the adjacent towns of … Read More

Zicatela & La Punta, Puerto Escondido Guide: Things to Do in Puerto Escondido, Restaurants + Where to Stay

I’ve now visited Zicatela, Puerto Escondido on 3 trips – and plan to return many more times from our home base in Oaxaca. I’ve gotten a good handle on all the best things to do in Puerto Escondido – including … Read More

All-in-One Trip Planning Tool: Relovate Itinerary Planner

I recently found out about a new trip planning tool called Relovate that I’ve been using as my itinerary planner for two upcoming trips. It has some really unique features that I haven’t seen before all in one tool, so … Read More

Best Things to Do in El Salvador: Why El Salvador Travel Should Be On Your Radar

El Salvador travel is very off the radar for many, which is exactly the reason I was so interested to visit. During my whirlwind 6 day El Salvador tour with the El Salvador Tourism Board, I visited 10 towns/cities, 4 beaches, … Read More

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 many collective months visiting this … 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

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

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

Cochinita Power: My New Favorite Restaurant in Mexico City

 It’s ironic that I’m writing this recommendation for a Yucatecan restaurant in Mexico City when I am actually in the Yucatan Peninsula. But Mexico City does cuisine from every region of the country incredibly well, and Cochinita Power is no … Read More

How to See the Best Oaxacan Textiles: Review of Las Bugambilias Tours

When you have a limited time in a city, how do you decide what activities, sights, and experiences to have and which to leave out? And if that city is Oaxaca, the number of choices are massive: multiple ancient ruins, colonial … Read More

How to Find Good & Safe Street Food in Latin America

 You know all those people who say not to eat street food because it’ll make you sick. IGNORE THEM, please.  In my opinion, street food is safer than a meal in a restaurant, as everything is done right in front … 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

Colombia Travel Guide: Top 6 Things to Do in Medellin

 Medellin is located northwest of Bogota, in the state of Antioquia. Residents, called Paisas, are much more interested in their local culture than that of Colombia as a whole. Antioquians are very proud of their history, culture, food, and way … Read More

Colombia Travel Guide: Top 5 Things To Do in Bogota

 Bogota is located almost exactly in the center of the country, high up in the Andes mountains at 2644 meters (8675 feet). It’s a huge city – with 6 1/2 million residents, but surrounded by beautiful natural places that can … 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.   Grab … 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!  Here is Part 2 –

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