I would already be gone 21 days, but when I learned that I could make a second stopover on my flight to South Korea for just the cost of taxes I had to jump on it. Tokyo, here I come! I only had 2.5 days to explore the city and knowing that Tokyo is the largest metropolis in the world I wasn’t sure exactly how much I’d get to see. Turns out, a lot!
The planning stage of a trip is almost half the fun for me. So when my friend and I decided to spend two weeks in the Philippines, I kicked into high gear. If research and spreadsheets aren’t your jam, I’ve shared my recommended two week itinerary for Palawan in the Philippines.
Leon, Nicaragua is the grittier, local, big brother of Granada. It’s the liberal city of artists and poets, of Rubén Darío, and the birthplace of the revolution, and one of my favourite places in the country. Find out how I spent my time there.
What I loved about visiting Nicaragua is that there was a variety of towns and cities, each with their own personality. Granada is best for getting your feet wet. Leon is best for art and culture. While San Juan del Sur is best for hanging out and being chill af. Get started planning your own trip.
Granada is a great place to start your vacation in Nicaragua. It’s very tourist friendly with a great selection of restaurants and activities. The small city is only an hour from the airport in Managua and 30 minutes from the town of Masaya. Check out a few ways you can spend your time in Granada.
Ever wonder how much extra would it cost to turn that 4 hour stopover at LAX into a day or two? I did and that’s how I ended up spending 36 hours in Los Angeles. You might not think that’s enough time to really do anything in a new city but it turns out I can be quite an efficient travel machine when I want to be. So what did I do with my time?