6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2019

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Are you planning to travel in 2019 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past five years we have traveled through 50 countries on 4 continents. And you know what? We have enjoyed virtually every minute of our travels, in all 50 countries. Each place we visited left a distinct impression on us,… Read More

Things to Do in Pacific Nicaragua – Backpacking Central America

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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

Caye Caulker Belize on an Budget

Caye Caulker Belize

How much does it cost to visit 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  brought us to Caye Caulker Belize, where we stayed for two weeks. We would have stayed much longer… Read More

Top Ten Things to Do in Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker Belize

Anyone with a passion for Caribbean beauty and water activities will find plenty of htings to do in Caye Caulker. 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… Read More

Ten Spectacular Things to Do in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro, Panama

There are literally too many awesome things to do in Bocas del Toro to list. But we tried anyway. Looking for beaches and affordable Caribbean beauty? Pack a bag and head to Bocas del Toro. Seriously. The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, which consists of 6 islands and scores of tiny islets, is rapidly becoming one… Read More

Antigua on a Budget – Backpacking Guatemala

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Want to visit Antigua on a budget? Good news! 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… Read More

Bocas del Toro, Panama on a Backpacking Budget

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Yes, it’s still possible to visit Bocas del Toro on a backpacking budget. 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)… Read More

Top Ten Things to Do in Lake Atitlán – Exploring Guatemala

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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

Lake Atitlan on a Budget – San Pedro la Laguna

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How much goes it cost to travel to, and explore, Lake Atitlan in Guatamala? From Mayan ruins, green mountains, and towering volcanoes to colonial towns and bustling markets Guatemala begs exploration. Guatemala packs in a lot of natural beauty into a relatively small landmass.  It is as lush and green as any country we have… Read More