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Central America Tops and Flops thumbnail

This time last year, I was flying back to the USA after four months spent in one of my favorite pockets of planet earth: Central America. Over the course of five different trips, I’ve now been lucky enough to visit each of the seven countries making up this sub-continent — some of them multiple times! A… Read more

Earning Abroad Surfing

Welcome back to Earning Abroad! In this series I’ll introduce you to some inspiring and ambitious friends I’ve met on the road — friends who have found viable work away from their home countries. I met some truly fantastic humans on recent travels through Central America. One of my favorites was a girl named Noelani Anderson… Read more

The Great Escape: Month 45 Roundup thumbnail

Note: I know there’s been plenty of recapping going on around these parts lately! I’m still fairly behind on my monthly roundups, but it is kind of fun to have a little blast from the past, no? Lots of juicy details inside! . Month 45 was, quite simply, amazing. One of the overall happiest periods of… Read more

The Great Escape: Month 44 Roundup thumbnail

Note: Whoops, looks like I lied when I said I’d soon be caught up on posting roundups. But we are almost there, I swear! Sorry for any confusion my lazy posting has caused! . Month 44 found me back on the go after a nice stretch at home for the holidays. I eased back into life… Read more

Let’s Go! Volcano Boarding in León thumbnail

Long before I ever booked a flight to Nicaragua, there was one activity I knew I’d be signing up for: volcano boarding. Like partying at Sunday Funday in San Juan del Sur, volcano boarding in León is just one of those things backpackers go, do, and get the t-shirt for — literally. Though you could book… Read more

Last Call for Nicaragua: León thumbnail

After falling pretty wildly, head-over-heels in love with both Granada and San Juan del Sur, I arrived in León with open arms, ready to be won over by the city’s gritty charm. It didn’t happen. It’s not that I didn’t like León — I just didn’t love it. It might have been that I had just… Read more

Rancho Chilamate

I’ve done a fair amount of gushing already about my time in San Juan del Sur. I fell in love with this breezy little beach and surf town, and put aside plenty of time for research — yes, let’s call it research — into all the many ways to keep oneself entertained there. Yet I have… Read more