28 Jun 2015

Exploring the Northern Beaches in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

This is the beach that everyone was raving about…? I could see more stones than sand. What was going on? It was like an episode of the Twilight Zone – the beach that I’d heard so much praise for turned out to be really terrible. There was a happy ending to

22 Jun 2015

Ometepe: A Magical Volcanic Island in Lake Nicaragua

Ometepe is alive. Birds sing and monkeys play, insects invade your personal space at every opportunity and fireflies sparkle in between lightning strikes that make the black sky glow. All of this life thrives under the watch of two imposing volcanoes; one a dormant relic and the other very much alive. We

El Rama to Great Corn Island: A luxury Caribbean cruise
18 Jun 2015

El Rama to Big Corn Island: A Luxury 2 Day Caribbean Cruise (or not…)

Cruising the Caribbean; it’s the stuff of dreams for old ladies and young men alike. The lure of crystal clear lagoons and historic shipwrecks brought me to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, where I hoped to sail in style from El Rama to Big Corn Island. Join me on this luxurious adventure.

12 Jun 2015

Granada, Nicaragua: Where History and Nature Collide

Granada, the oldest Spanish colonial town in the Americas (that still remains), is bursting with history, culture and nature. From narrow streets full of bright buildings to the impressive churches and peaceful courtyard sanctuaries, it’s one of the more interesting colonial towns in Central America. Throw in some day trips

03 Jun 2015

Puebla and Cholula: Mexico’s Siamese Twin Cities

Mexico’s colonial cities come in pretty much all flavours — from the traffic-choked streets of Oaxaca to the quaint cobblestone lanes of San Cristóbal de las Casas, and who can forget the cenote-filled charm of Valladolid. These are all popular stops on the colonial town trail, but before you jump on

23 May 2015

Suchitoto: One of the Best Places to Relax in Central America

Central America can get pretty hectic. From packed chicken buses to the ever present danger of being mugged – it’s not always the most tranquil of holiday destinations. Every now and then you need a respite from the chaos, so if you’re looking for a great place to relax in

10 May 2015

Jon Vs the Volcano 2: Climbing Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador

Just like the script writers and directors of Hollywood, I’ve run out of story ideas. The simple solution is to start churning out sequels, so here’s the first of what could be many. Part 1 was set in Indonesia (check it out here) but for the sequel I decided to

Cenote Calavera: A spectacular swimming spot in Tulum, Mexico
07 May 2015

Cenote Calavera: A Spectacular Swimming Spot in Tulum, Mexico

A middle aged Mexican man greeted us at the front gate of Cenote Calavera (also known as the Temple of Doom) and proceeded to lead us through what looked like his backyard.  We walked through the dry, desolate surroundings until we came to something that we really weren’t expecting –