Stylish Travel Clothes: Light Travel Jacket for Creative Outfits on the Road

My mantra lately has been to let go of boring clothing that is only functional without being beautiful or fun. So I’ve been trying to rebuild my wardrobe, adding in some stylish travel clothes that pack well and serve lots … Read More

International Wifi Roaming for Mexico + Beyond: Vision Global Wifi Review

As a digital nomad and former full-time traveler, I can attest that I am (sometimes too) aware of international wifi roaming options. I’ve lived and worked in 17 countries, and spent lots of time being stressed out about having adequate … Read More

HelloTalk: Free Language Learning Tool for Spanish Language Exchange

I’ve been learning Spanish for years now. First in high school/college, then out in my travels, and then pretty heavily over the last 3 years as I’ve traveled full-time in Latin America. I’ve tried lots of language learning tools, some … 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

How I’ve Found Free Flights (+ Affordable Flights) For 31 Flights and Counting

Over the last 3 years (2 of which have been full-time travel) I have flown 31 one-way flights (it’s hard for me to speak in terms of round trips because I almost never book a round trip flight) all of … Read More

Location Independent Travel Packing List: Every Essential Thing for 3+ Years of Full Time Travel

When you travel 100% of the time for over 3 years, you learn some things about what things you REALLY need and what things you don’t. I’ve made lots of tweaks and changes to my location independent travel packing list … 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

Quirky Caye Caulker: Things to Do in Belize’s Offbeat Island Paradise

 Belize is unlike the rest of Latin America. It may as well be on a different continent for its cultural differences with the neighboring countries. The culture is Afro-Caribbean, with some Mayan mixed in. The official language is English, though it’s … Read More

How to Get to Cambutal, Panama by Bus

 Cambutal, Panama was my absolute favorite beach in the country, and that’s saying a lot considering I visited 10 beaches up and down the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. There is just something so special about this wild black sand beach … Read More

How to Get to Las Lajas, Panama

  Las Lajas, Panama is so off-the-beaten path, that I couldn’t find any information about how to get there from Bocas del Toro. Even the information about how to get to Las Lajas from Panama City was hard to find. … 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 area … 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.   While … 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 America? … 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 –

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

My 3 favorite adventures during my month long trip around Colombia weren’t found in the main tourist destinations of Bogota, Medellin, or Cartagena, they were in beautiful remote areas that took some work to get to. One of my absolute favorite days in … Read More

San Juan Del Sur Beach Round-up: All Beaches are Not Created Equal!

The southern Nicaraguan coast is a series of bays or coves, ringed with jagged and dramatic rock formations. This makes for dozens of different beaches within a short distance from San Juan del Sur. Each beach is unique – with … Read More

11 Must Eats in Oaxaca: 11 Important Oaxacan Dishes + Where to Find Them

Ice cream flavored with rose petals, chile roasted grasshoppers, and soup made of squash flowers – what do these foods have in common? They are a few of the local dishes that make Oaxaca famous for their complex cuisine. How … Read More

Coffee Beans and Bahias: Day Tripping on the Oaxacan Coast

We haphazardly threw together a vague day-trip plan the night before – get up early, rent a car, and knock out three adventures – a boat tour of Chacahua lagoon, then on to the turtle sanctuary in Mazunte, and finally … Read More

Surfers and Hippies find their Endless Summer: Puerto Escondido

I’m not sure exactly when I became fascinated with surfer culture, but I think it was around the time I first saw Endless Summer, the wonderfully cheesy 60’s documentary with a bangin’ soundtrack about a couple of dudes who travel … Read More