Climbing Santa Ana Volcano – El Salvador

Climbing Santa Ana Volcano – El Salvador Volcan Santa Ana is El Salvador’s highest volcano, with an elevation of 2381 M / 7857 ft. at the highest point of its crater rim. The rugged volcano is located in Cerro Verde National Park in western El Salvador, a one hour’s drive or a two-hour bus trip …

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The 7 Waterfalls Tour – Ruta de Flores – El Salvador

The 7 Waterfalls Tour – Ruta de Flores – El Salvador The Ruta de Flores in western El Salvador consists of a collection of small mountain towns with art galleries, colorful murals, a smattering of colonial architecture and heaps of great outdoor places to visit like waterfalls, hot springs, small lakes and hikes in forested …

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Ruta de Flores – El Salvador

Ruta de Flores – El Salvador The Ruta de Flores (Route of Flowers) in western El Salvador, close to the border of Guatemala, is one of the country’s most famous and popular destinations. It consists of a series of outdoor attractions and small mountain towns along 36 km / 20 miles of windy, twisting mountain …

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Introduction to El Salvador

Introduction to El Salvador Well, I’m here in El Salvador for the first time in my life! Ta da! To be exact, I’m in the cute mountain town of Juayua (pronounced ‘why you ah’ because of the Spanish pronunciations of ‘j’ and ‘y’) in western El Salvador. The town is clean, friendly, orderly, cool and…safe, …

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Preparing to Travel in El Salvador

Preparing to Travel in El Salvador This Friday, August 25th, I’m going to El Salvador! For the first time in my life. From my current location in Antigua, Guatemala, it’s just a 3-4 hour shuttle van across the border and on to Santa Ana city in western El Salvador. The van will even take me …

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Beach Hopping Along Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast

Beach Hopping Along Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast Earlier this year I spent over five months extensively exploring Mexico’s central highlands and Pacific coast, (February to July, 2017). Starting in Mexico City, I traveled westward visiting several gorgeous historic towns until I eventually reached the Pacific coast at Mazatlan. From Mazatlan I headed along the coast …

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A Visit to the World’s Youngest Volcano!

A Visit to the World’s Youngest Volcano! I’ll bet you didn’t know that The World’s Youngest Volcano is located in central Mexico? I certainly didn’t know until recently, when I consulted my Mexican guidebook for places to see inland from the gorgeous Michoacan coast, where I was beach-hopping for two weeks. Once I read that, …

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My Route Through Mexico – pt 2 Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast

My Route Through Mexico – pt 2 Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast In 2016 & 2017 I spent a whopping 14 months exploring the large, diverse country of Mexico. When I first entered Mexico in late Jan, 2016, traveling up from Belize into Yucatan Peninsula, I loosely planned to stay about 1 month then …

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This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America!

This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America! To be honest, I had a lot of trouble deciding whether to call this article “Oh no! I’m leaving Mexico!” or as is. But to start things off on an optimistic note, let’s begin with my upcoming adventures through Central America: Yes, this Thursday, July 27th …

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All About Manzanillo – Mexico

All About Manzanillo – Mexico Manzanillo Bay is situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast about 200 km / south of famous Puerto Vallarta, a 3-4 hour drive or 6-hour bus trip from PV. The huge circular, nearly enclosed bay is surrounded by mountains and is extremely well-protected from weather and the often dangerous Pacific Ocean due …

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