destination nicaragua | budget, packing & preparation

So, you want to go to Central America – and yes, you should! Here’s some tips and trips I used / some things I wish I knew before hand. PACKING. They aren’t kidding when they say it’s going to be hot. All. the. time. Lay out everything you think you want to bring and then…

luxury living at Nicaragua’s Villas Playa Maderas

For our final two nights in Nicaragua, we wanted to do something special. And lucky for us – some special people were arriving that day that we could share it with. View this post on Instagram Nothing to write home about.πŸ’¦βœŒ – Song: Flume ft. T.Shirt – On Top – @llamajamagram @rob.armstrong.7165 @bitsofthat @aaronlawson A…

villas playa maderas, nicaragua | the final hurrah

View this post on Instagram Nothing to write home about.πŸ’¦βœŒ – Song: Flume ft. T.Shirt – On Top – @llamajamagram @rob.armstrong.7165 @bitsofthat @aaronlawson A post shared by β†Ÿβ†Ÿβ†Ÿ πŸ…΄πŸ…ΌπŸ…ΈπŸ…»πŸ†ˆ πŸ†‚πŸ…ΌπŸ…ΈπŸ†ƒπŸ…· β†Ÿβ†Ÿβ†Ÿ (@emventurer) on Oct 21, 2016 at 2:22pm PDT For our final two nights in Nicaragua, we wanted to do something special. And lucky for…

popoyo, nicaragua | a slice of paradise

View this post on Instagram POPOYO | tide pools & motorbikes… already missing ultimate chill vibes.πŸ’¦πŸŒΏ – Song: Left Alone, Flume ft. Chet Faker A post shared by β†Ÿβ†Ÿβ†Ÿ πŸ…΄πŸ…ΌπŸ…ΈπŸ…»πŸ†ˆ πŸ†‚πŸ…ΌπŸ…ΈπŸ†ƒπŸ…· β†Ÿβ†Ÿβ†Ÿ (@emventurer) on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:09am PDT   Popoyo was on our radar from the get-go, and I can safely say it…

Popoyo, Nicaragua: A slice of Central American paradise

Popoyo was on our radar from the get-go, and I can safely say it was absolutely a worthy place to go, though getting to the 3km long white sandy beach was a bit of a mission. View this post on Instagram POPOYO | tide pools & motorbikes… already missing ultimate chill vibes.πŸ’¦πŸŒΏ – Song: Left…

gigante bay, nicaragua | off the beaten path

We picked this spot because it’s right next to the legendary Nicaraguan wave at the beach called Playa Colorados. Staying at that beach is tricky – it’s basically populated by wealthy Americans and the resort inside is gated in and labelled with “PRIVATE” and “EXCLUSIVE” everywhere you look. So naturally, our plan was to stay…

exploring off the beaten path in Gigante Bay, Nicaragua

We picked this spot because it’s right next to the legendary Nicaraguan wave at the beach called Playa Colorados. Staying at that beach is tricky – it’s basically populated by wealthy Americans and the resort inside is gated in and labelled with “PRIVATE” and “EXCLUSIVE” everywhere you look. So naturally, our plan was to stay…

A dreamy stay at Hostel Clandestino in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Once we finally made it to Playa Maderas, we were slightly delirious. Mostly without a nights sleep, a search for a mysterious bus stop and a hectic border crossing later, we were just happy to lay our heads somewhere. (See post about crossing the Cost/Nica border) Our taxi took us from San Juan Del Sur…

playa maderas, nicaragua | home sweet hostel

Once we finally made it to Playa Maderas, we were slightly delirious. Mostly without a nights sleep, a search for a mysterious bus stop and a hectic border crossing later, we were just happy to lay our heads somewhere. (See post about crossing the Cost/Nica border) Our taxi took us from San Juan Del Sur…

tips for catching the bus from Costa Rica into Nicaragua

I wanted to write a quick post on this because I researched heaps about trying to find a bus from San Jose to Nicaragua, and I couldn’t really find the answer I was looking for online before my trip. So, I am writing this post for travelers like myself. Scenario: Super cheap flights from Vancouver…

HOW-TO | costa rica to nicaragua by bus

I wanted to write a quick post on this because I researched heaps about trying to find a bus from San Jose to Nicaragua, and I couldn’t really find the answer I was looking for online before my trip. So, I am writing this post for travelers like myself. Scenario: Super cheap flights from Vancouver…