Category Archives: Central America

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Photo Friday – Campeche, Mexico

Campeche is a quiet old walled colonial city on the Yucatan peninsula, famous for its Spanish forts and churches. It’s not as popular as destination elsewhere in the Yucatan, but well worth a visit.

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Is Travelling in Mexico Really Unsafe?

People often ask us “what was your favorite place so far?” Besides the spectacular continent of Antarctica, Americans are often shocked to hear our next favorite – after one full year away – was Mexico. The Mexico you hear about in the news is vastly different than the actual country just to our south. Just […]

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Mexico & Central America Wrap Up

We really couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our trip Around This World than Mexico and Central America. Over the course of four months and four days, we encountered countless beautiful beaches, lush jungles, rumbling volcanoes, vibrant cities, charming towns, friendly people, and delicious food. Except for our initial flight to Cancun, […]

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Panama by the Numbers

Unfortunately, we had to rush through our final Central American country, as we had booked a flight to Colombia and only had seven days after crossing the border from Costa Rica. With such limited time, we were forced to cut a few planned stops in Panama, most notably the town of Boquete in the coffee-growing […]

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Paradise on the Islands of Bocas del Toro

Crossing the border into our sixth country, Panama, was quite an interesting trip. After a quick bus ride from Cahuita, Costa Rica, we were dropped off at the Panama border in Sixaola. Here, we paid our fees to exit Costa Rica and then we had to walk across an old, rickety railroad bridge that has […]

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Costa Rica by the Numbers

While a small country, Costa Rica has a lot to offer. From beautiful beaches, to cloud-covered mountains and rumbling volcanoes, we enjoyed exploring the teeming wildlife and natural beauty of this lush country. These many attractions (along with a stable democratic government) have cultivated a thriving tourism industry – we found Costa Rica to be […]

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Last Stop in Costa Rica – Cahuita

After our fantastic whirlwind tour in Tortuguero, we decided to pass through the beach-jungle town of Cahuita. This place had a real chill, Rasta-vibe and was a great place to relax for a couple of days. Cahuita is unique in that the jungle comes right up to the beach. Since we had just seen incredible […]

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Turtles Nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Every year, thousands upon thousands of green, leatherback, hawksbills and loggerhead turtles nest on the beaches of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. This remote location on the northeast Caribbean coast is now a national park and the largest nesting site for green turtles in the western hemisphere. Obviously, timing is crucial when planning a trip here. Luckily, […]

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