Initially I started Cool Young History just to document our travels and update our family on our adventure. Then it became a place for me to share the many opportunities available to travelers. When we started planning to embark on our indefinite honeymoon, we didn’t really know what we were doing. We had never left the country, so I searched the Internet for what Cool Young History has now become: a guide to traveling internationally, for short and long stays, with every tip and trick I learn along the way.
There are many things you should have in order before you decide to embark on a trip abroad. Updating your phone or iPod touch (we ended our cell phone contracts before leaving) with the best travel apps should be high on that priority list. Below are my top ten travel apps (in no specific order), separated by category. The best part, all of the apps I have are completely free!
I’ll admit that when I was invited to stay at the Chelsea Arts Club I had no idea what it was. We were at brunch with a couple of our newly made British friends in Suffolk when we announced that we would be staying in London the following night, though we had not yet booked a hotel. Everyone at the table quickly started mentally scrolling the London section of their Rolodex when one casually announced, “I’ll see if The Chelsea Arts Club has a room”, before grabbing her iPhone to make a call. The rest of the table shared a shocked expression before turning to us with an, “you better be grateful, this doesn’t happen everyday” expression plastered across their faces.
I am definitely a budget traveler, but every once in a while we “splurge” what we used to spend on a pair of shoes to experience something unforgettable. As you may have read, we rarely spend money on accommodation and tend to shy away from touristy traps. However, some places are worth spending a little extra money to fully experience all they have to offer. This was the case when we found ourselves living in Umbria, Italy for three months, only a $14 train ride away from Rome.
Another post more aimed to current or future travelers, this article details our trip from Guatemala City when we were traveling to Santa Elena, Guatemala. I highly recommend visiting this northern Guatemala city as well as Flores, which is only a mile away. We enjoyed a short stay here while we made our way to Cancun, Mexico.
Traveling throughout Central America often became difficult to plan due to the lack of information I could find online. I decided that I should share all of our travel routes in as much detail as possible so that others could easily find their way throughout the region, as we did. Here is a detailed account of our itinerary for traveling from Nicaragua to Guatemala. We were living in an apartment in Granada, Nicaragua when we booked flights from Cancun, Mexico to head to Europe. This is the first leg of our trek to Mexico.
When I decided to leave Bocas Del Toro, Panama after managing a guesthouse for two months I had no idea where I was going. I had recently got a sweet deal on an airline ticket to Italy and knew I wanted to see as much of Central America as possible before leaving the region, which meant we were heading to Costa Rica. After researching exactly how to travel to Costa Rica, we made our move towards Puerto Viejo.
If you’ve wanted to travel to a tropical paradise but feel like you cannot afford it, you’re not alone. Many people think that the ideal vacation has to cost a limb or first born child but they are wrong. With these five budget tips for Bocas del Toro, Panama you can finally enjoy that vacation in paradise you’ve been dreaming of, without breaking the bank. It’s time for you to take that vacation you’ve been dreaming of for years.
Any traveler knows that the most popular places tend to be the most over populated. This is no different in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Isla Colon, also referred to as Bocas Town, is the main island in the tropical paradise, but it is surrounded by a lot of competition. All of the islands have access to the same activities and boast magnificent views, so regardless of where you choose to stay you can’t lose. When you are ready to escape the tourist traps and bad American cuisine I encourage you to travel to Old Bank on the island of Bastimentos, a true hidden gem in Bocas Del Toro.