Should You Add Brazil to Your Bucket List?

Chapada Diamantina top five places to visit in Brazil

We were warned about the danger and the chances that we would be robbed, stabbed, or shot. Before we crossed over into Brazil, I took off my necklace and locked my purse away in my backpack. We would take extra precautions, follow some safety tips and did not carry or wear anything visibly that might … Read more

A Demon in the Mine: Bolivia Tourism

Cave in Torotoro for Boliva tourism

Tinku is the art of ritual mayhem and is a yearly celebration in Bolivia. The only form of Tinku I had ever heard of before entering Bolivia was from the movie The Purge. The movie explores what it would be like to have one night per year of complete lawlessness where any crime is allowed. Tinku … Read more

8 Great PERU Treks and Places to Explore

Snow Capped mountain: Peru Treks

We loved Peru.  We did not want to leave our comfortable country home out in the middle of Sacred Valley.  It was relaxing, and our host treated us like family, but our 90-day tourist visa was about to run out so it was time to move on. Peru has amazing landscapes, a rich culture, and … Read more

Five Things to Do in ECUADOR

Countryside picture taken from the bus. Cow in a green hilly field Ecuador

Ecuador has much to offer.  We used up almost our entire three-month visa before moving on to Peru.  Still, it seems that we only touched the surface of what this beautiful country has to offer.  Granted, we did spend much of our time in Quito at the Dunamis Foundation, but we still have a few … Read more

Top 11 Places to Visit in COLOMBIA

Colombia is twice the size of Texas.  Within its borders, one can find Caribbean beaches, hot deserts, a modern city of eternal spring, snowcapped mountains, rain and cloud forests, the tallest wax palms in the world, and much more.  On top of that, it is very inexpensive. “Isn’t it dangerous in Colombia?” is the first … Read more

Three Months in PANAMA

As we prepared to cross the Sixaola border from Costa Rica into Panama our plan was to spend only two weeks in the country and then move on to Colombia.  We heard it was expensive.  Many backpackers speed through Panama so there were very few stories of its beauty. Our bus approached the border to … Read more

69 Days In COSTA RICA

Cost Rica has much to offer and beautiful places to see.  Even though it is more expensive than Nicaragua, we were still able to average a spend of only $32 a day for both of us combined.   This includes all of our living expenses except health insurance.   The map below shows the places that we … Read more

My 5 Favorite Things In Leon, Nicaragua

Leon Street Art

Here’s a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua.  We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take a break from travelling.  We were able to attend cultural events like La Purisima, and a Nicaraguan New Year celebration, but for the most part we just took it easy. 1.  Sopa de leche Literally … Read more

Eight Great Destinations In NICARAGUA

You can live on $22 a day (for a couple) and see the country of Nicaragua. Here are eight great areas to see. Included are a few tips to save money. As rain plays music off the steel deck of our ship and droplets break the smooth waves all around us I lean back sipping … Read more

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