[Featured Post] Best of: Nicaragua 2014

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I’ve been back from Nicaragua for nearly four months now, but my time there is still sitting heavily with me. Continue reading “[Featured Post] Best of: Nicaragua 2014”

My Advice to Future Volunteers of La Esperanza Granada

IMG_20141120_133102 So you’re thinking of volunteering abroad, and you’ve decided that Nicaragua – as one of the cheapest and safest countries in Central America – is looking like a pretty good option. Continue reading “My Advice to Future Volunteers of La Esperanza Granada”

On Being Ready for Travel

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I almost cried the first time I saw the house I was meant to live in for the majority of my time in Nicaragua. Continue reading “On Being Ready for Travel”

Paradise on Earth: Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

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Pina Colada in hand, I lay my head back in the hammock of our private cabana on a nearly deserted stretch of crystal water and white sand. Continue reading “Paradise on Earth: Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge”

The Good and the Bad at the Treehouse Poste Rojo

Edit: I have been contacted in the comments by a new owner, and a quick look at the website confirms that the treehouse has been redone. So consider this review a story of the past. Have you been to the new and improved Poste Rojo?? If you have, let me know how it was in the comments!  – Mariana
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“!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DISCLAIMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our guests are generally people who enjoy a rustic environment. We attract a young crowd or at least the young at heart. Our guest love the animals and insects you encounter. Our guests don’t mind a bat flying through the dorm or a group of monkeys howling in the morning. (actual TripAdvisor complaints) Our guest understand the limitations of a treehouse in the jungle and seek out the wonders that staying here offers.. If you are too unhealthy, lazy or pristine to climb 150 m or don’t enjoy being around great people, great views and animals in a natural environment. PLEASE stay at one of Nicaragua’s fine hotels with room service and A/C. We look forward to meeting the rest of you!”
Continue reading “The Good and the Bad at the Treehouse Poste Rojo”

Photos of Life at Escuela Pablo Antonio Cuadra

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Growing up in Florida, I didn’t get snow days. Continue reading “Photos of Life at Escuela Pablo Antonio Cuadra”

The Baby on the Bus

It was only my second ride on a chicken bus. Continue reading “The Baby on the Bus”

To Teach or to do ‘Something More’?

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Earlier this year I found myself laboring over what to do with my life. Continue reading “To Teach or to do ‘Something More’?”

You Don’t Deserve Your National Parks

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Yes, you read that right. Continue reading “You Don’t Deserve Your National Parks”

Recharged

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It’s officially spring in Colorado right now. And for those not versed in mountain life, let me clue you in: spring doesn’t actually bring all that many flowers. Continue reading “Recharged”