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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Border Crossing: Panama to Costa Rica

After two weeks of eating way too much, devouring all that Netflix had to offer, lots of kitty snuggles, and straight up laziness Eli and I decided it was time to go. Though we love to have our lazy days that’s something we can do at home and we felt like we were wasting time […]

Ballin’ on a Budget: Boquete

Boquete is a small town nestled in the mountains of the Chiriqui Province in Panama. With its landscape packed full of waterfalls and hikes, an active Volcano, and modest temperatures Boquete is an adventurer’s paradise. It was the perfect place for our wallets to take a break after our trip to Bocas. Getting to Boquete […]

How would we survive without Panamanian Netflix?!

Things have been.. different since we have moved from Bocas to Boquete. We arrived at our workaway to an owner who had absolutely no idea we were coming, the lady who coordinates volunteers is out of town, and the owner didn’t think it would be important to read his hostel emails. After scanning through our […]