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There are so many posts going around about ‘how to be be healthy on the road‘ or ‘stay healthy while traveling.’ In general, health has been the latest buzzword. How to get healthy and stay healthy. I follow everything with rapt attention. My problem isn’t that I don’t know how […]

Can You Be Healthy While Traveling – When You REALLY ...


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How To Save Money On Your Solo Road Trip It’s always been a dream of mine to go on a road trip across the USA. And this past April, that’s exactly what I did! I took 15 days to drive from Cincinnati, Ohio to Los Angeles, California. And I did […]

How To Save Money On Your Solo Road Trip


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  Welcome back to another round of solo female travelers to follow! When I first started this series, I wanted to share some amazing solo female travelers who were writing about their experiences. As much as we on the Internet may think that being a solo female traveler is totally […]

7 MORE Spirited Solo Female Travelers To Follow



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  A few weeks ago I wrote about all the things I would miss from my 3 months in Central America. They were all true. Yet, as anyone who has explored one region for a longer period of time can attest, you’re not always going to love everything about everywhere […]

Things I Won’t Miss About Central America


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I’ve been reading the book, Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. In it, women talk about their experience moving to The Big City, and then eventually saying goodbye to NYC. As I’ve recently said “Goodbye” to NYC, at least for now, I thought I would […]

Why I’m Saying Goodbye To NYC (For Now!)


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  I’m in a chicken bus, rattling down the road. To my right, a mother and her child sit. In the aisle, more people stand, holding on to anything they can grab for stability. There are people everywhere. I didn’t know that it was possible for so many people to […]

14 Things I Will Miss About Central America



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San Jose, Costa Rica IS Worth A Visit As soon as I entered Costa Rica I started hearing it. San Jose? Don’t go there. There’s nothing to do. It’s a total dump. If there’s any possible way you can AVOID San Jose, do it! Not exactly a glowing review. This […]

Surprised in San Jose


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Wanderlust Wednesday Another month has passed, and it’s now April! April is one of my favorite months. Having grown up in the Northeast, where winter is never ending, April signifies the beginning of spring. Or, occasionally, the continuation of winter, seeing as it snowed the other day in my hometown […]

Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’ve Been


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7 More Spirited Solo Female Travelers To Follow I loved sharing with you 7 of my favorite solo female travelers last month, so I thought I’d share 7 more this month! I’ve met so many inspirational women traveling by themselves here in Central America (some of whom I would love […]

7 More Spirited Solo Female Travelers To Follow



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  What To Do In Puerto Viejo I don’t feel qualified to talk about what to do in Puerto Viejo.     Why?     I only spent three days there.     And I spent a majority of that time searching for wifi, eating, and working.     I […]

The Tired Traveler’s Guide To Puerto Viejo


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  The Most Unique Hostels Around the World: Selina’s in Panama I’ll admit it. I love pretty things. I love nicely designed hotels. I love amenities. And luxury. I freely admit all of these things. However, I am a baller on a budget. I am a backpacker. I like the […]

The Most Unique Hostels Around the World: Selina’s in Panama


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Fearless Under Water: Snorkeling Day Trip In Panama I know what you’re thinking. Snorkeling? You hardly need to be fearless to go snorkeling. I thought we were talking deep sea diving here. But hear me out. I’ve always been a somewhat anxious person. As a child I was never the […]

Fearless Under Water: Snorkeling Day Trip In Panama



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  Peaceful in Panama: How To Do an Inexpensive Caribbean Vacation After my crazy 5 days learning Spanish in Bocas Town, I was ready for some peace and quiet. Enter Isla Bastimentos, the peaceful counterpart to Isla Colon’s frenzy. About a 10 minute boat ride away from the main island, […]

Peaceful in Panama: How to Do an Inexpensive Caribbean Vacation


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  I Went Cacao Crazy in Bocas del Toro Okay, so the title of this article is a bit misleading. I was already quite cacao crazy before ever stepping foot in Bocas del Toro, the archipelago on the Caribbean side of Panama.     So when I saw that one […]

I Went Cacao Crazy in Bocas del Toro


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Wanderlust Wednesday It’s officially been over one month since I flew from NYC-Panama City. There has definitely been an adjustment period, as I’m not just traveling for a brief period of time and then back to life as usual. It still feels a bit surreal that this is my life […]

Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’ve Been



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  Getting Better in Bocas del Toro   By the time I left Boquete, I had improved my conversational Spanish quite a bit. I was excited to continue my Spanish journey in Bocas del Toro, at Habla Ya’s other campus.     Bocas del Toro has a reputation for being […]

Better in Bocas del Toro: Learning Spanish On the Road


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7 Spirited Solo Female Travelers To Follow If you’re anything like me, you love reading about other solo female travelers. I mean, I doubt I would be traveling on my own through Central America if it wasn’t for Googling the phrase “solo female travelers.” That’s quite literally what I typed […]

7 Spirited Solo Female Travelers to Follow


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How To Improve Your Spanish in Boquete with Habla Ya Okay, so you want to learn Spanish in Panama? Good choice. But I may be biased as that’s exactly what I decided to do upon arriving in Boquete, Panama. I had already spent a week in the country, traipsing through […]

How To Improve Your Spanish in Boquete with Habla Ya



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  Do You Need to Learn Spanish to Travel in Panama? The short answer? No. You can survive your vacation to Panama without knowing a word of Spanish. When I decided to start my solo journey in Panama, I certainly didn’t. Okay, so I knew “¡Hola!” and “Habla Inglése?” and […]

Do You Need To Learn Spanish To Travel In Panama?


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Wanderlust Wednesday I began my second solo backpacking trip 18 days ago, and it already feels like this is the only life I’ve ever led – the Nomad Life!   Where I’ve Been Panama City (5 nights) David, Panama (1 night) Boquete, Panama (8 nights) Bocas del Toro, Panama (3 […]

Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’ve Been


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  The closest approximation to Heaven on Earth, in my opinion? Spending any significant amount of time close to coffee, in whatever form. Which is why, while researching things to do in Puerto Rico, when I came across a listing in my guide book for a coffee farm that you could […]

One Magic Night on a Coffee Farm – How To ...



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How Snapchat is Changing the Game for Travelers When I first heard of Snapchat, it was the app of choice for people to send naked pics to each other, if we’re being honest here. Fast forward to a few years later, and my brother (3 years younger than me) is […]

The Definitive List of Travel Snapchat Accounts


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  On January 17th at 5:30AM I arrived, after my fiasco of a journey from NYC, to the tropical capital Panama City. I spent the first few days doing nothing more than the occasional wandering, acclimating to the new culture in which I found myself. Panama City has a lot in common […]

4 Affordable Things To Do in Panama City


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Nourish. Play. Serve. A Healing Retreat in Costa Rica As I have mentioned in previous posts, the primary reason for my trip to Central America in November was a retreat in Costa Rica called Nourish. Play. Serve. at a magical retreat center called Hacienda del Sol in the small village […]

How To Go On a Retreat That Will Change Your ...



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Just Trust Me on This One Spirit Airlines is not worth the cheap fares if they can’t deliver on their only premise: to get you from Point A to Point B with “no frills.”   Preparing to Fly with Spirit I did a LOT of research on Spirit before I […]

Why You Should NEVER Fly Spirit Airlines


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San Juanillo – A Hidden Gem in Guanacaste, Costa Rica After Tamarindo, I took three buses and a taxi to get to San Juanillo. Everyone I asked, including the locals, had no idea where San Juanillo was. I was assured that the only way to get there was to go […]

San Juanillo – A Hidden Gem in Guanacaste, Costa Rica


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  Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’m Going (in 2016!) Tomorrow is the last day of 2015! 2015 has been a year of major upheaval for me. I would go so far as to say that 2015 was the year of the most inner change I’ve ever gone through. Embed from […]

Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’m Going (in 2016!)



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  Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’ve Been I’m here reporting on another couple weeks in paradise! I go back to the states tomorrow, and I am simultaneously sad to leave and happy to be back and see my family and friends! Here’s what I’ve been up to (it was a […]

Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’ve Been


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Solo Female Backpacker’s Guide To Tamarindo, Costa Rica When I was searching for where to go after Liberia, knowing that I eventually had to be down the coast in San Juanillo, I debated between a few towns. Playa del Coco seemed fun, but the more I researched it the more […]

Solo Female Backpacker’s Guide To Tamarindo, Costa Rica


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  Wanderlust Wednesday So, it’s been two weeks since I set off on my travels, and it feels like it’s been at least a month! It’s amazing how much more time you seem to have when you’re not living your everyday mundane life. Instead of laying in bed on Netflix […]

Wanderlust Wednesday – Where I’ve Been