Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Typical Day at the Hostel

We thought it might be interesting to break down–hour by hour–what a typical day here at the hostel is like through the eyes of JB. Of course each day is a bit different with its own unique and interesting twists, but it’s a good general idea of what an average day of running the hostel […]

Running Our Own Bar in Nicaragua

At the edge of the volcano crater, below the Paradiso Hostel in Laguna De Apoyo, there is a spectacular and very fun bar called The Life Out of the Box Bar. The LOOTB bar has swinging hammock chairs, lounge chairs, tables and a fully equipped bar which we run everyday. We created two happy hours: one […]

Our Restaurant in Laguna de Apoyo

Since the previous managers went back to France, Quinn and I have had to make a few changes to the restaurant. The previous menu was excellent, featuring unique dishes such as crepes and beef fajitas. Our personal favorite was the Paradiso Tray with rice, Nica cheese, fried eggs, corn tortillas, mixed cooked veggies, tomatoes, pico […]

Outside the Hostel Gates in Laguna de Apoyo

Laguna De Apoyo is a very popular destination for tourists and locals to visit for a relaxing time on the edge of the crater.  While living at the hostel, Quinn and I feel like we are in our own little bubble where we can work and relax in a beautiful setting. Right outside the gates […]

The Beautiful Laguna de Apoyo

Its safe to say that our front and backyard is, hands down, one of the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. The property is in the heart of the jungle and on the edge of a volcanic crater. It’s hard to say what my favorite part of the property really is, so I just say […]

We Live in a Hostel

After agreeing to manage Paradiso Hostel and run our own bar on restaurant, Quinn and I quickly became familiar with all of the rooms and buildings. The property is quite large on the craters edge, which is actually what the property used to be called. At the top of the property are our most luxurious […]

The Veldt by Deadmau5

Quinn and I have been writing a lot of articles for LOOTB, keeping up with all of our emails and doing many other things that keep us constantly busy. One of my favorite things about working for ourselves is that we can listen to music while working.  We don’t have to worry about answering others […]

Our French Friends Leave

Just a couple of short days after getting back from the hospital, I was feeling much better and stronger. Jon basically made me drink water and hydrating salts until I felt like I was going to pop! The hydrating salt water did NOT taste good at all–it tasted like straight up salt water with a […]