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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10 Things I Dislike About Central America

10 Things I Dislike About Central America Before I get into the negative aspects of Central America (from my perspective), I want to clarify up front that I do actually quite like this region of the world over all. I’ve been traveling in Latin America for two years now and I’ve greatly enjoyed every country …

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Beautiful Ometepe Island ā€“ Nicaragua

Conception Volcano - Ometepe Island

Beautiful Ometepe Island ā€“ Nicaragua Ometepe is a small, unique volcanic island set in huge Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lake Cocibolca). Ometepe actually boasts two volcanoes! The island is shaped like the letter 8 or a barbell, with one volcano set smack-dab in the center of each circular area. Conception Volcano is the most …

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Guatemala vs. Mexico

  Guatemala vs. Mexico (and, no, I don’t mean any sports events! lol) After traveling through Guatemala twice and spending more than one year exploring Mexico, I couldn’t help but compare the two countries and contemplate how they stack up against one another. I was especially interested to check my impressions of Guatemala the second …

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