Category Archives: Nicaragua

Handmade is Good

When we set out to start Life Out of the Box in 2012, we wanted to develop a line of handmade products from countries all around the world. Our goal was to captivate each culture and bring their unique touch to our products, that of which you cannot find in mass produced stores. We have […]

Life Out of the Box Returning to Our Roots

Life Out of the Box has become an incredible journey beyond our wildest imaginations. Ever since we jumped on that plane to Nicaragua in 2012, we have been chasing our dream of creating something bigger than us. This adventure has taken us from Nicaragua up to Guatemala and Mexico where we were able to expand […]

Travel Inspiration: San Juan del Sur

Ah, San Juan del Sur. Where it all began. In May 2012, Jonathon and I left everything behind in California and bought a one-way ticket to start a brand new life in the beautiful expat beach town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. It was a perfect fit after analyzing our needs and wants in a […]

Life Out of the Box Timeline

This month we’ll be celebrating the 2 year anniversary of when we first launched the Life Out of the Box online store. However, even before the store was launched, there was the Life Out of the Box blog that documented the crazy journey of moving from California to Nicaragua with just a business idea in […]

LOOTB on House Hunters International in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Tomorrow evening (May 27th at 7pm EST) the beginning of our story when we moved to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua to start Life Out of the Box will be shared, once again, on HGTV’s House Hunters International. We’ve come along way since we left everything behind in California to pursue our dreams of traveling […]

Life Out of the Box Part 4

We moved to Central America to pursue our dreams & start Life Out of the Box. Just over a year later, we’ve expanded into two countries Guatemala & Nicaragua, have given thousands of children school supplies and have had lots of fun & adventure along the way. We made this video to show what our […]

An 18 Hour Bus Ride Through Central America

We were so relieved to finally be on a chicken bus on this Honduras/Nicaragua border after all of the craziness in Estelí went down. We were eager to get on the road to our new future home in Guatemala, but first we had to wait in line to get our passports stamped and cross into […]

Our Crazy Border Crossing in Nicaragua

We started our new journey to Guatemala in typical LOOTB fashion with a crazy learning experience. We had crossed the boarder from Nicaragua to Costa Rica many times before with no issues–this boarder crossing to get to Guatemala, however, was VERY different. Check it out. Be a part of our journey. Be a part of Life Out […]

Another Hospital Trip in Nicaragua

A few days after launching the Bibliobus mobile library, Jonathon and I got really sick. Our throats hurt, our muscles sore from shivering as we spent the entire night before shivering. Fortunately, we had been sick several times before since living in Nicaragua–from me getting dengue fever to JB getting the measles–so we were familiar […]

Play Time at the Library Launch in Estelí

As we all sat down in front of the main stage area with the kids, Jane started speaking to the kids about the mobile library project and the entertainment that was about to take place in front of us all. She thanked the whole school for being a part of this very special event and as she […]