From Leon to Lake Apoyo


  Our trek from Rancho Los Alpes near Leon to Laguna Apoyo was  scenic, easy and uneventful. After saying goodbyes to our new friends, Michele from New Zealand, Axel and his family, Alma and her parents Jim and Gina, we hit the road. Getting a much later start than we anticipated we still made itContinue reading “From Leon to Lake Apoyo”

Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica !


If you’ve been paying attention to Central America, and like us thinking about a place outside of America to call home, you’ve probably notice that Nicaragua is getting a lot of hype. We jumped on the band wagon a few months ago as we discovered how affordable Nicaragua is, also the people are very friendly,Continue reading “Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica !”

Central America travel in your 2015 dreams?


Making travel plans for Central America in 2015. We offer consulting. No matter what your means of travel are, overlanding, backpacking, biking, hiking or cycling. We can tell you the best places to stay, must things to do, and certainly make your Central American vacation an adventure you’ll never forget.

Ometepe, 10 things you need to know before you go.


Ometepe, 10 things you need to know before you go.   1. Past Indian inhabitants regarded it as their promised land and a sacred island. 2. Chorotega, Nahuatl and Mayans left a multitude of pre-Columbian artifacts spread all over the island. 3. Ometepe is considered one of the great rock art areas of the worldContinue reading “Ometepe, 10 things you need to know before you go.”

Jesus, give me strength to reach the top!


One of the first things we noticed when exploring San Juan del Sur, was the giant statue of Jesus that sits high on the hill overlooking the city. As soon as we saw it, we knew we’d be in for a physical challenge. Can we drive to it, can we walk, oh what do weContinue reading “Jesus, give me strength to reach the top!”

All aboard for volcano boarding.


By Bernard Barbour Photos by Scott Woodhams “There’s nothing like speed and the prospect of injury (or death) that can make you feel so alive.” I don’t know who said this originally, but on this day it became a profound mantra for me. It all started when all of us were challenged to pick “theContinue reading “All aboard for volcano boarding.”