Category Archives: Central America

The Places We Don’t Share

As a writer, I'm always thinking of the ways I can put my life on paper, whether it's through a city guide for a travel website, an article on a business with a mission that inspires me, a personal essay for a lifestyle publication or a post for this blog. I haven't always been good at this but as writing transitions into actually being a career for me, I find myself researching destinations before I travel just looking for that perfect... Read More »
habla ya bocas del toro

Sky vs…A Life Outside My Comfort Zone

When I began this blog, I imagined that I would soon be on an adventurous round-the-world journey that would have me outside of my comfort zone on a daily basis, that I wouldn't even need to make an effort to get outside of my comfort zone because I would be living outside my comfort zone. Followers of this blog know my RTW journey has turned into a few trips to Central America and, now, to living in Costa Rica. My crazy adventures never... Read More »
habla ya bocas del toro

Learn Spanish: Habla Ya Bocas del Toro

Five years ago, when I was a senior in high school and just recently bitten by the travel bug, I visited Panama for the first time. It was an exciting trip - I faced my fears and went white water rafting, visited a coffee plantation, studied Spanish, and met my best friend. Since I was on a school trip and studying Spanish, I didn’t have a chance to explore much of the country - though I can tell you that the best fried chicken you will ever... Read More »
volunteer Honduras Child Alliance

How to Choose an International Volunteer Organization

My last class with the kids at HCA I spent about a third of 2016 volunteering in Honduras. This was not my first experience volunteering abroad – my first few times out of the country were volunteer trips with my school and I was finishing up my first month of 3 volunteering in Nicaragua when I flew home in 2015. For me, volunteering abroad was a long-term investment. It was about making a trackable impact by offering assistance and... Read More »
Orosi Valley Costa Rica

Unforgettable Moments from My First Trip Abroad

Over the past few weeks, my Facebook “On This Day...” feed has (mostly) taken a break from the statuses about boys and heartbroken quotes and instead turned to photos of luggage, mountains, beaches and baby sloths. I'm not too sure what I was doing last February – nothing exciting, apparently – but two years ago in February I was a month into my first solo adventure. I can't believe it's been two years since I first stepped foot in... Read More »