What it’s like to travel through Mexico as a…

What it’s like to travel through Mexico as a…

I follow my tour guide down a shadow-filled lane, and the sounds of car horns and traffic start to melt away. In its place, we hear a soft, almost inaudible music – some kind of trumpet, we guess? The percussion and horns grow louder, and we exit the shady side street...
Everything you need to know about hiking Costa…

Everything you need to know about hiking Costa…

Costa Rica’s Savegre River Trek is a must-do for anyone who wants to *really* get off the beaten path in Central America. Without any other tourists and only a handful of locals in sight, we spent four days following the Savegre River through cloud forest and...
7 unmissable experiences to have in Costa Rica

7 unmissable experiences to have in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of those destinations that’s so stacked with stuff to do, you could spend more hours planning your holiday than actually on your holiday. Take the national parks, for instance – there are more than 27 of them, all of them beautiful. Beaches? Around...
What it’s like on a Cuba tour (from someone who…

What it’s like on a Cuba tour (from someone who…

“First time in Cuba?” It’s practically the first thing out of everyone’s mouths when I meet them. I respond tentatively, “Umm no. I’ve been before. Twice? Maybe three times?” I truly can’t remember. To be honest, all my all-inclusive resort vacations blend together…...
5 reasons why Antigua is the highlight of any…

5 reasons why Antigua is the highlight of any…

Guatemala is crazily beautiful in all the ways you’d imagine a Central American country to be. You’ll see brightly painted chicken buses overloaded with passengers, blaring reggaeton tunes and firing their horn like it’s going out of fashion. But this country is as...
The best time of year to travel to Costa Rica

The best time of year to travel to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is definitely having a moment right now. And rightly so. With palm-fringed beaches, adrenaline-inducing activities, dense jungle, amazing wildlife, belching volcanoes, mysterious cloud forests and friendly locals, the Central American country has something...