Six Months of International Travel

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I was never the girl that pretended my relationships were marriages, or serious even. I never remembered the day I began dating anyone and had a strict rule against celebrating anniversaries. In my opinion, some things are only for marriage, my wedding anniversary is the only I’ve ever celebrated. Today I am breaking that rule by not only celebrating another anniversary, but by also celebrating it a bit prematurely. Today is my six-month travelversary, as we have enjoyed six months of international travel. I left the states with my husband and our three backpacks exactly six months ago today.

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Caught in a Protest in Guatemala

Caught in a Protest in Guatemala

We were on a journey through Central America, trekking from Nicaragua to Mexico, when we were caught in a protest in Guatemala. After an hour of an extremely bumpy ride through the countryside north of Santa Elena, Guatemala our bus came to an abrupt stop. Initially we, along with the other four passengers, assumed it was a standard stop. Then the bus driver stopped the ignition and we all began to look around curious and worried.

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Sweet & Salty Plantains Recipe

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After traveling through Central America you will undoubtedly fall in love with one of the many traditional dishes you will find along your journey. From the fried red snapper in Panama to the gallo pinto in Costa Rica, you are sure to desire these dishes far after your departure from Central America. One of my favorite dishes throughout Central America was plantains, cooked either salty or sweet. Below you will find a recipe for both types of plantains so that you can enjoy this tasty treat long after your journey ends.

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Books for Lifestyle Inspiration

Books for Lifestyle Inspiration

I was sitting in a meeting with my boss when I decided I needed to quit my job. I realized I never wanted his job and should immediately stop climbing a ladder if I did not care to reach the top. Instantly I felt fatigued by fear, just the thought of not receiving my much-needed direct deposit every other week sent me into a panic. I was living on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles in an apartment well above my means.

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Traveling from Nicaragua to Guatemala

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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.

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Visiting Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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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.

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5 Budget Tips for Bocas Del Toro, Panama

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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.

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Managing a Guesthouse in Panama

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Jarrell is an amazing muralist, which has led to many great opportunities while traveling abroad. While painting a mural in a hostel in Panama, many people stopped by to view his work in progress. Once he finished everyone was very impressed and all of the workers would drag anyone that would come back into the kitchen to show off the new artwork, which lead to a chance encounter.

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