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Hola Xela: An Authentic Experience in Spanish School

Hola Xela: An Authentic Experience in Spanish School

Voluntarily putting yourself through school when you’ve finished University well over 5 years ago and never planned on going back is crazy, or at least for me it was. But little did I know, rather than focusing on repetition and rules, my teacher and I had a long conversation about prostitution, transvestites, drug trafficking, religious(…)

Party Soft: How NOT to Party While Traveling

Party Soft: How NOT to Party While Traveling

When we travel, whether backpacking or on vacation, we party.  Hard.  Late-night boozing is a natural reaction to a lack of work and responsibility, but it’s not always the wisest decision. Turning yourself into a garbage can of drinking and smoking is unhealthy not just for your body, but also your mentality. Days melt into(…)

Costa Rica: Hike a Volcano, Save a Dog, Pura Vida!

Costa Rica: Hike a Volcano, Save a Dog, Pura Vida!

Aside a magnificent and near perfect cone volcano sits a small town named La Fortuna. The town’s name means”The Fortune,” as it was a refuge for survivors of the volcano’s unforgiving eruption in 1968. Just one year ago you could have found yourself in a front row seat for a relentless display of fire, steam(…)