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What to Pack for Nicaragua

Packing Guide Nicaragua

After overpacking somewhat for my two weeks of travel in Nicaragua this spring, I decided to take another look and see if I could improve on my packing list. Following a few rules I put together a packing guide that should cover you for all occasions.

Longtime Guest, First Time Host

Hosting on AirBnB

Going from AirBnB guest to AirBnB host was a big step. Would it be weird having strangers in my home? What would they think of the place? This May, I decided to take the plunge and find out exactly what it’s like to become a first-time AirBnB host.

How Much Does It Cost to Travel in Nicaragua

How much does it cost to travel to Nicaragua

This past March I spent 15 days travelling around the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. I went surfing, ziplining, horseback riding, volcano boarding, and more. And I still managed to come home with a few dollars in my pocket. How much did it actually cost me to travel around Nicaragua for two weeks?

The Condor Hotel – Brooklyn, NY

The Condor Hotel - Brooklyn, NY |

Up until this past fall, every time I’d been to New York, I’d stayed in Manhattan. Leading up to my mini-cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas though I decided I wanted to check out the Brooklyn side of things.

Managua at Night

We Have Begun Our Descent into Managua

The city’s lights came into view as we descended from 35,000 feet on a hot March night. The lower we got, the clammier my hands, and the more active the butterflies in ...

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua |

Nicaragua: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

I find every trip is a collection of ups and downs. You just hope that the ups always outnumber the downs. My trip to Nicaragua was no exception with its own collection o...

Rainbow Bagels in Brooklyn |

Rainbow Bagels in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Earlier this year brightly coloured bagels started blowing up on the internet. A video by Business Insider showing the labour intensive process of creating these multi-co...

Sunday Funday in San Jual del Sur |

Sunday Funday in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

“I won’t be back too late tonight.” The young guy working reception at my hotel in San Juan del Sur looked down at my green Sunday Funday tank top and back up at me...

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