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Concepción Volcano

Toughest day hike ever up Concepción Volcano

In my time hiking, I have had some memorable tough hikes. Usually the toughest have occurred with a full backpack on. Hikes up to the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains are always tough. Crossing the Chihuahuan Desert or up the mountains in Big Bend were exceedingly difficult. Other memorable tough climbs included the […]

exploring Managua

First day in Nicaragua exploring Managua

My flight arrived in Managua at midnight and it took about an hour to go through customs and immigration. I secured a shuttle from my hostel. I booked two nights at Managua Backpackers and for an extra $15.00, I secured a shuttle to the hostel. My ride was waiting for me outside with my name […]

Bolita Hostel

Cooling down on the Bolita Hostel trails

When planning my Costa Rica adventure, I wanted three days in Corcovado National Park; however, I wanted to spend more time in the Osa Peninsula. I made arrangements with Osa Rainforest Rentals to stay three days in Dos Brazos. It was a good decision as I got to see a side of the Osa Peninsula […]

Surcos Tours

Booking Surcos Tours in Corcovado National Park

The first time I ventured into Corcovado National Park, it was a disaster on the guide front. I booked a guide through my hostel, and he ended up being the most untrustworthy fellow in the Osa Peninsula, perhaps even in Central America. This time I would not make the same mistake. I met a guide […]

Cariari Bed & Breakfast

Cariari Bed & Breakfast for personal touch in Costa Rica

I have visited Costa Rica three times. The first two times I stayed at Alajuela Backpackers upon arrival. They are located five minutes from the airport. I highly recommend this place, but not everyone enjoys the hostel experience.  Cariari Bed & Breakfast provides a more personal touch and service. Travelers who shy away from hostels […]