Central America & Caribbean Travel

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(…)

Cafe Lessons, Sunny Days, and Stevie Wonder at Ixchel Spanish School, Antigua Guatemala

Cafe Lessons, Sunny Days, and Stevie Wonder at Ixchel Spanish School, Antigua Guatemala

It was a Tuesday morning and Carmen and I had decided that today, the hard wooden seats of the Ixchel Spanish School just wouldn’t do for our delicate derrieres.  I had been studying hard all week and we decided that we deserved a treat, and what better way to indulge than by visiting one of(…)