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Sinning in San Juan Del Sur

Sinning in San Juan Del Sur

I was hoping for a chill stay at a nice hostel, some seafood with an ocean view, and a glass of dry, crisp sauvignon blanc with determined little beads of condensation marching down the glass towards the stem. I’d been told San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, was cheap, with delectable seafood and great shopping! Perhaps(…)

The Gringo Trail: Why Nicaragua is Backpacker’s Paradise

The Gringo Trail: Why Nicaragua is Backpacker’s Paradise

There’s a naturally occurring phenomenon in the backpacking community and it’s known as “the trail”.  Whether you’re in South America or Southeast Asia, there’s always a series of cities, sights, and experiences that all backpackers must visit.  That’s where the term ‘off the beaten path’ comes from; the trail is the beaten path.  For better(…)