Category Archives: Latin America

10 Key Things to Know Before Backpacking Central America

10 Key Things to Know Before Backpacking Central America

I spent 2 years backpacking Central America … and loved every moment of it! When I left the UK and headed there however, I hardly knew anyone that had been, in fact, most people I spoke to had never even heard of half the countries there! As such, I wasn’t able to glean a lot […]

Hiking the Loop: A Solo Female Walking Quilotoa in Ecuador

Walking the Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador

  The green of the open valley stretched as far I could see. Broken only by the odd tree or patch of scrub, it flowed up the to the mountain ridges on each side and looked smooth and soft, like a green dustsheet that had pull over the furniture of these Andean hills to cover […]

Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

  High in the Andes, nestled between the dominating countries of Peru and Colombia, the little gem of Ecuador manages to hold a charm all of its own. Blessed with an incredible geographical diversity that includes jungle, mountain and coastal landscapes, many say Ecuador has it all. And they’re not far wrong! For me, one […]

20 Amazing Things to Do on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

20 Amazing Things to Do on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Oh Little Corn Island, what a tiny drop of paradise you are! There you sit in the Caribbean Sea, a minuscule pearl, shining with simplicity and serenity. I fell in love with you from the first moment I saw you – loving everything about your tropical charm and beauty. With no cars, no roads, banks […]

Top Budget Travel Tips for Central America

Top Budget Travel Tips for Central America

  Granted, Central America is a pretty cheap place to travel. Yet, even in this, one of the most budget-friendly places on earth, there are always ways to spend less and travel more! Having spent 2 years travelling the length and breadth of this fabulous continent on a very small daily allowance, I certainly learnt […]

The Most Overrated Places in Latin America I Visited

Overrated Latin America

  Having spent over 2 years travelling up and down this fabulous stretch of the globe, it goes without saying that I’m pretty enchanted by Latin America, its places and its people. That said, there will always be disappointments along the road, especially when you are a foreigner and tourism is big business. As such, […]

15 Can’t Miss Things to Do in Nicaragua

15 Must-Do Things to Do in Nicaragua

  Oh Nicaragua, you dream-filled beautiful! With mountains, lakes, rivers, beaches, surf, scuba, jungles and islands you’ve got it all – and you’ve got it all so close together! Yes a small nation in the heart of the Central American isthmus, this country sure does pack a hefty travel punch thanks to its tropical location […]

Top 5 Things to Do in Ecuador on a Budget

Top 5 Things to do in Ecuador on a Budget

  Despite being one of the smaller countries in the great continent of South America, Ecuador is undoubtedly one of my favourites. This is probably due to its geographical diversity – from the gorgeous Galapagos Islands to wonderful hiking, Ecuador offers beaches, rivers, lakes and jungle experiences, as well as a strong indigenous culture and […]

10 Tips for Vegetarian Travellers in Central America

Top 10 Tips for Vegetarian Travellers in Central America

  When I travel as a vegetarian to some of the more far-flung places of the world, some people always look at me aghast and question, “but what are you going to eat there?” In all likelihood, these are probably the people who also wonder how I survive in the Western world because, in reality, […]

Granada Vs León: The Fight for Nicaragua’s Best City

Granada vs Leon - The Fight for Nicaragua's Best City!

  “Granada vs León: Which one is better?” asks my friend. She’s due to visit the Central American country of Nicaragua in the next few months and knowing my experience of travelling there, as well as my propensity for speaking frankly, she probably expects a clear answer. “Well, they’re very different,” I reply, unhelpfully. “Really?” […]