Fabulous Samara Beach – Costa Rica

Fabulous Samara Beach – Costa Rica Three days after arriving in Costa Rica for the first time, I landed at Playa (beach) Samara and caught my first glimpses of the country’s fabled beaches. Truth be told, out of all Costa Rica’s numerous beaches, I ended up first at Playa Samara purely by chance… I was …

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Costs of Budget Travel in Nicaragua IN 2018

Costs of Budget Travel in Nicaragua In 2018 While researching for my travels through Central America, I kept hearing how cheap Nicaragua is. Rooms, food, transportation. Then as I traveled southward through the region from Mexico I kept hearing the same reports from other travelers who were heading northward, having recently come up from Nicaragua. …

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Costs of Budget Travel in El Salvador 2017

Costs of Budget Travel in El Salvador 2017 In late 2017 I spent five weeks exploring beautiful El Salvador. Truth be told, I ended up sick with bronchitis for 10 days, holed up in a San Salvador hostel while I took a course of antibiotics to recover. So I actually spent four weeks actively traveling …

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13 Things Distinctly Nicaraguan

13 Things Distinctly Nicaraguan All the countries of Central America and Mexico (except Belize) share many things in common, much of that due to their long histories as colonies of Spain. The Spanish left huge marks on these lands, including the typical Spanish-style colonial towns and cities, the Spanish language, genes, cuisines and customs. These …

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My 10 Best Destination Articles of 2017

My 10 Best Destination Articles of 2017 As many of you already know, I spent 2017 exploring Mexico and Central America. I stayed at dozens of stunning colonial cities and towns, the most impressive in central Mexico. There I visited world-class museums, gorgeous centuries-old churches, lovely art galleries, pretty plazas and two historic silver mines. …

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My 5 Best Adventures in 2017

My 5 Best Adventures in 2017 Last year was another full year of continuous world travel for me. As such, we could easily say that the entire year was a series of ongoing adventures… During the year I visited more than a dozen gorgeous colonial towns and cities in Mexico and Central America. All of …

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Merry Christmas 2017 and Happy New Year 2018

Merry Christmas 2017 and Happy New Year 2018 I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas wherever you may be in the world. I suppose most of you will be celebrating Christmas with family back home. But some of you might be out roaming the world like I am and celebrating in …

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10 Things I Love About Central America

visiting Flor de Cana Rum factory - Nicaragua

10 Things I Love About Central America 1. It’s Very Affordable for Budget Travels Central America, like South East Asia, is a great region for budget travelers. Although Mexico is cheaper (depending on the exchange rate) I’ve been able to travel through all the countries here on an average of $600 US per month or …

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I’m Going on Vacation until early January 2018

I’m Going on Vacation until early January 2018 Wed. Dec. 20-Jan. 6, 2018 Well here it is, the end of 2017. Already. Yet another year gone by. It happens annually, but every year, this time of year I always feel surprised yet again that the year is coming to a close. So it’s time again …

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Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017 Wowie, it’s that Christmas time of the year again! Merry Christmas all! Unlike most people on the planet who celebrate Christmas, I rarely have Christmas with family. That’s because I’ve lived outside the USA since 1991 – six years in Kyoto, Japan followed by continuous world travel since 1998. Instead, I usually …

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