The Corn Islands, Nicaragua: The Caribbean on a budget
11 Sep 2015

The Corn Islands, Nicaragua: The Caribbean on a Budget

You don’t have to be rich, famous or old to enjoy a slice of Caribbean Paradise – you can find all of the fine sand, clear water and Caribbean culture you could ask for on the Corn Islands, Nicaragua. Little Corn Island Little Corn Island is the more relaxed, backpacker friendly of

27 Aug 2015

A Week of Budget Backpacking in Costa Rica

Sometimes sacrifices need to be made. The old Mayan kings, who threw many of their subjects off pyramids, knew it, and so did Leonardo Dicaprio at the end of Titanic. Our big sacrifice in Costa Rica wasn’t quite on that scale. There was always going to be a country we

Things to do in Panama City
21 Aug 2015

Things to do in Panama City, A Central American Metropolis Worth Seeing

Things to do in Panama City: A Quick Guide I used to work in a supermarket and every now and again there would be a Snickers/Mars bar competition – lurking inside 1 in 6 chocolate bars was a golden ticket for a free bar. Central America is kind of the

Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands
13 Aug 2015

A Boat Trip from Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands

If you want to travel from Panama to Colombia (or Colombia to Panama) you have three options: 1) Take a boat from Panama to Colombia via the amazing San Blas islands 2) Walk through the wild jungles of the Darien Gap. Living to tell the tale isn’t guaranteed! 3) Fly (probably

San Blas Adventures boat trip from Panama to Colombia
21 Jul 2015

The San Blas Islands: Time Travel in the Caribbean

We recently hopped through the San Blas Islands on our way from Panama to Colombia – the white sand and bright blue Caribbean waters forever etched in our minds. Unlike other parts of the Caribbean, you won’t find too many comforts on these tiny, palm tree infested islands. They are

A guide to riding chicken buses in Central America
17 Jul 2015

A Guide to Riding Chicken Buses in Central America

If you’re travelling in Central America on a budget you’re bound to end up riding a lot of chicken buses. These are old American school buses which have been brightly painted (or sometimes, creepily, left exactly as they were in their school days) and are used to transport locals from

06 Jul 2015

A Journey to the Exotic Jungle Pyramids of Tikal, Guatemala

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt while travelling in Mexico and Central America it’s that I love pyramids (I apologise if you were hoping for something more insightful and deep, that’s not really my style). I’m starting to wonder how I survived the first 30 years of my life without

Attack of the killer seaweed in Tulum, Mexico
04 Jul 2015

Attack of the Killer Seaweed in Tulum, Mexico

Two young lovers on the trip of a lifetime arrive at Tulum beach in an overpriced taxi. Little did they know there is a killer on the loose, feeding on the innocent expectations of naive tourists. The couple get settled into their tent (it costs over $30 a night!), which is