Tag Archives: wildlife

Weekend Wisdom: Trust Your Dreams

Trust your dreams. Trust your heart and trust your story.  -Neil Gaiman Photo location: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

The Epic Hike in Nicaragua

After setting up camp and working on Maderas beach, we wanted to explore and find a more secluded beach for Quinn and I to enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching surfers and meeting travelers from all over the world, but sometimes a little romantic privacy is awesome. So we set off on our […]

Camping on Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

After the craziness of Semana Santa left the streets of San Juan del Sur, the town was in a bit of a hangover state. The streets and  beach were litered with trash, buildings were in disarray and we were all finally surrounded by silence rather than constant loud music playing till the wee hours of […]

Weekend Video: Cascada

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/57343365 w=940&h=340] Check out this awesome video filmed in Mexico. It’s extremely well edited with epic shots of guys falling down secluded waterfalls in the Mexican jungle. Some of the shots are so extreme you’ll be wondering how the heck they filmed them. We also love the sense of real Mexican culture that they weave […]

The Peace Project in Nicaragua

The Peace Project is an after-school program for the kids that live around Laguna de Apoyo. This is a place where children can do their homework, learn English, learn how to type and have fun with their friends in a safe environment. Jonathon and I were both excited to check out the program, volunteer, meet […]

Hiking in Laguna de Apoyo

When guests come to the lake wanting to experience the jungle, I always send them to our favorite hiking trail.  The trail is just outside of the Paradiso Hostel gate and down the road past the elementary school, on the left hand side. For most locals, the trail is simply a scenic shortcut to the main […]