The 411 on Catching the Bus in Nicaragua

As in many Central American countries, in Nicaragua the main mode of transportation is by bus. Nicaragua has an excellent bus system: efficient, cheap, and quite the experience. Catching the bus in Nicaragua can seem chaotic and overwhelming with buses speeding to and from cities, bus lackeys hollering destinations while flagging people on, all the […]

Escaping the Nicaraguan Heat: La Laguna de Apoyo

The struggle is real when it comes to the heat in Granada, Nicaragua. I’ve heard that the heat is worse in León, *inwardly groans*, but unlike in León the beach is not a quick day trip. Although Granada does have the Laguna de Apoyo. Last weekend we took a quick trip with our friends, Siobhan […]

10 Realities of Traveling with Your Significant Other

We’re halfway through our adventure through Central America, we still haven’t killed each other, I’ve discovered that there are certain realities that come with traveling with your significant other. Here are ten realities I’ve discovered while traveling with Eli. Privacy does not exist. You will hear, see, and smell things that you wish you could […]

Los Niños de la Casa de Los Sueños

For Eli and I Granada was supposed to be a quick pit stop before we moved onto our next adventure in Nicaragua. We would be coming here with my mom in a few weeks so we wanted to leave the city unexplored for when we returned. Granada, though, had different plans for us. While hanging […]

Sunshine Blog Award

I want to say thank you to Jungles on the Moon for nominating  me for the Sunshine Blog Award, I’m so excited I can hardly handle it! I love reading about her adventures through India and her outlook on life as a person who constantly yearns to experience more of the world. You should go check it […]

DIY Border Crossing: Costa Rica to Nicaragua

Here is the mud and tear less guide to getting from Monteverde, Costa Rica to Granada, Nicaragua. GETTING TO THE BORDER Step 1: Make sure that you have enough US dollars for the exit fees. Honestly, I would travel with very few colones because you can pay for the buses with US dollars and the Nicaraguan […]

Monteverde: Where I Fell out of my Comfort Zone

We arrived in the mountain town of Monteverde after a long, bumpy bus ride down gravel roads and around tight bends. The temperature change was amazing, we were no longer standing in puddles of our own sweat and being suffocated by the humidity. The landscape was green and lush in circled by clouds and mist. […]

Costa Rican Moments

A few moments from our adventures through Cahuita National Park and ziplining in the Monteverde Cloud Forest (be sure to check out my fear face, it’s hilarious). We had an awesome time in Costa Rica but Nicaragua was calling! xx Hayley P.S. I have more detailed stories coming about our time in Monteverde and crossing […]

Puerto Viejo: Where my Wallet went to Die 

You know how I said Bocas del Toro is where my wallet went to die? I lied, Puerto Vieo holds that prize issuing the killing blow to an already sad and struggling budget. Though I cringed every time I had to go to the grocery store or every time we looked at a menu I […]