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Sunday Funday in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Sunday Funday in San Jual del Sur | SuitcaseandHeels.com

“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 with a smirk. “Sure…” I was headed off to one of the most infamous parties in Central America so I couldn’t blame him for his doubt.

Volcano Boarding in Leon, Nicaragua

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua | SuitcaseandHeels.com

I could feel my feet heating up inside my hiking sneakers as they dug into the side of the volcano, trying to maintain some control over my downward speed. Dust and rock kicked up into a cloud around me as I hurtled down the side of Cerro Negro, the youngest active volcano in Nicaragua. Some horrific accident? Nope, I signed up for this.

The Markets of Masaya, Nicaragua

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“Let’s go to the local market. Forget the tourist one. Why pay more?” I wanted to check out the markets in Masaya but didnt want to go alone, so tagging along with my new hotel friends was perfect. We wanted to see where the locals went. Forget the sanitized versions meant for gringos, give us the real deal.

Sunday Rituals at The Watershed

The Watershed Coffee Shop - Petty Harbour, NL | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Last fall I developed a habit. I would pack up my laptop, hop in my car, and drive 20 minutes from downtown to The Watershed in pretty Petty Harbour. It’s a coffee shop/cafe right on the harbour and I seem to have found my writing muse there. It’s open again for another season and I’m happy to have my Sunday ritual back.

Los Patios Hotel - Granada, Nicaragua | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Los Patios Hotel – Granada, Nicaragua

If you want to feel like a pampered princess without breaking the bank, than Nicaragua is the place for you. And Los Patios Hotel in Granada is a great example of that: a...

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10 Things I Always Do Before Every International Trip

As I was writing out one of the million lists I make each time I travel - packing lists, flight options, lists of hotels, attractions, budgets, etc. - I realized that the...

Visiting Nicaragua | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Making the Decision to Visit Nicaragua

Do I go? Do I stay home? Do I pick another country? Or do I stick with my first plan and travel to Nicaragua? For 2016, I want to travel somewhere new. Make sure my trave...

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The One Time Getting Bumped From My Flight Was Actually Great

Have you ever been bumped off a flight? If you're in the US, it doesn't have to be so bad. Recently I was bumped off a United flight from Newark to Newfoundland and it ac...

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