6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2017

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Are you planning to travel in 2017 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past three years we have traveled through 30 countries on 4 continents. And you know what? We have enjoyed virtually every minute of our travels, in all 30 countries. Each place we visited left a distinct impression on us,… Read More

Ten Spectacular Things to Do in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Looking for beaches and affordable Caribbean beauty? Pack a bag and head to Bocas. The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, which consists of 6 islands and scores of tiny islets, is rapidly becoming one of Central America’s hottest beach destinations. And with good reason, if you ask us. Bocas del Toro is one of the most… Read More

Bocas del Toro, Panama on a Backpacking Budget

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Bocas del Toro is beautiful…and surprisingly budget friendly! An emerald jewel atop the blue sea, the Bocas del Toro archipelago is a verdant collection of tropical islands and islets in Panama. Sitting upon azure and turquoise (and in certain places crystal clear) waters, the islands are surrounded by ancient coral reefs and robust marine life…. Read More

Caye Caulker Belize on an Affordable Budget

Caye Caulker Belize

The only traffic sign you will see on Caye Caulker reads “Go Slow”. This, as it turns out, is very good advice. Our travels throughout Central America last year brought us to Caye Caulker Belize, where we stayed for two weeks. We would have stayed much longer if time had allowed it, as the island… Read More

Top Ten Things to Do in Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker Belize

Caye Caulker is a tranquil paradise in Belize that is quickly making a name for itself as one of the top island destinations for budget travel in the Caribbean. We stayed on beautiful Caye Caulker for two weeks while backpacking from Mexico to Panama, and we could have easily stayed for another two. Or ten. And we… Read More

Ten Things All Great Hostels Have in Common

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Traveling on a budget means you will likely be staying in hostels for at least a portion of your journey. The trick to enjoying your stay is knowing how to pick the best hostels. A few years ago we decided to put down roots in Seville Spain for two weeks and drifted from one unsatisfactory budget… Read More

Top Ten Things to Do in Lake Atitlán

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Lovers of beautiful lake vistas, stunning volcanic panoramas, and all things water related will find plenty of things to do in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Lake Atitlán is referred to as “Eden on Earth” and as soon as you reach its azure shores you will understand why. Stunning panoramic views greet you every which way you turn… Read More

Top Ten Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

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There is little chance of running out of things to do in Antigua. Antigua, the “Land of Eternal Spring” is Guatemala’s top tourist destination. Charming colonial buildings, crumbling cathedrals, vibrant color palettes, bustling markets, buzzing cafes; the energy and atmosphere in Antigua is tangible and infectious. This colonial city hums with life both present and past,… Read More

Backpacking Guatamala – Antigua on a Budget

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Historic Antigua is Guatemala’s must visit destination. Antigua’s founders certainly picked a dramatic location to build their city. Ringed by three formidable volcanoes that dominate the horizon, Antigua is time capsule, filled to the brim with both ruined and restored colonial architecture. One can spend entire days exploring every history laden nook and cranny of… Read More

Top Things to Do in Pacific Nicaragua

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The Pacific coast of Nicaragua offers budget travelers a host of sights, activities, and inexpensive accommodations. From volcanoes, to colonial towns, to some of the best surf in Central America, there is never a lack of something to see or do in Nicaragua. Notorious on the gringo backpacking trail for years now due to low prices… Read More