Often called the Miami of the South, Panama City is the capital of Panama and very much like the US city of Miami. There are high-rise condos located on the waterfront, lots of traffic, Spanish music everywhere, lots of movement, and an electric energy. But I actually found it reminded me more of Bangkok than […]
Solo travel isn’t always easy. It will test your patience, courage, and willingness to adapt to situations outside of your comfort zone. But despite the challenges, solo traveling will teach you about yourself and the world around you in ways you will never expect.
Someone recently told me I must have a lot of funny, weird, happy, and interesting hostel stories. After all, I’ve been traveling for 54 months. Lots of crazy things have happened to me over that time period. Hostel life can be a crazy life. After thinking about the last four and half years, here are […]
Many people I’ve met have told me that the Pacific side of Costa Rica is the better coast to visit. The remote Osa peninsula, the monkey-filled area of Manuel Antonio, and the touristy Nicoya coast all beat the Caribbean, which has more rain, less wildlife, fewer “modern” conveniences, and uglier beaches. No matter where you […]
As our female travel expert Laura explains, Italy has something for everyone: history and architecture, food and wine. Italians know how to eat, they know how to dress, and they know how to party. Women should make a pilgrimage to Italy at one point or another to see and partake in Italy’s many pleasures…
The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is usually dominated by two places: the Amazon-like jungle of Torteugero in the north and the party/beach paradise of Puerto Viejo in the south. But traveling the Caribbean coast, there was one place I liked best: Cahuita. About an hour north of Puerto Viejo on the southern Caribbean coast, […]