Category Archives: Central America

Discovering the Indigenous Culture of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is not known for being a place of significant history or culture. No one rushes here to visit the ruins of a great empire and there's few popular historical or cultural sites of interest. People come here for the flora and fauna, the beaches and volcanoes and national parks, for the adventure activities. All of those things are amazing and wonderful - I've been here for eight months and am continually amazed by how absolutely... Read More »
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Volunteering in Central America With The Honduras Child Alliance

From June 2016 to October 2016, I volunteered with the Honduras Child Alliance in the sweet little beach town of El Porvenir, Honduras. It was a challenging and rewarding period of my life, one that ended only because I decided to chase my dream of being a digital nomad and could no longer balance volunteering full-time with working (more than) full-time. The view on my walk to class each morning I realized I never wrote about my time at... Read More »

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 »
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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 »
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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 »