Tag Archives: central america

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 »
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 »
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

A Guide to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

  Playas del Coco, Costa Rica has been my home for over 3 months now. While it was convenience that brought me here, I have truly come to love the town. Since Playas del Coco is becoming more of a destination for travelers to Costa Rica, I wanted to make a guide on how to get here and what to do once you're here. How To Get Here The easiest way to get to Playas del Coco is by flying into the Liberia (LIR) airport – most major... Read More »

My Central America Packing List

Let's be real – packing sucks. Period. Packing for an entire year in only one bag? Really, really sucks. The last time I went on a two week trip I ended up taking an entire suitcase plus a carry-on and now I'm attempting to shove an entire year's worth of stuff into something I can pack on my back. The last time I tried this I didn't do the best - I found myself wishing I hadn't brought this or that I had brought more of that. This time my... Read More »

Joyabaj, Guatemala – A Love Story

(This post was originally published on Sky vs World in 2014. However, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for Guatemala and decided it was time to share it again.) Before I headed to Guatemala for the first time, my friend and I joked that I would fall madly in love. We were talking about the Guatemalan boys, of course, but as cute as they may be, speaking the same language is generally on my list of dating requirements. However, it seems that we... Read More »