San Blas Adventures: An Honest Unpaid Review

When I saw reviews done by popular travel bloggers, I wasn’t sure if they were being completely honest. San Blas Adventures trip seemed TOO good to be true. How much were they paid to say all these AMAZING things?

Then Darien and I decided last minute to sign up and ya’ll, it was absolute PARADISE.

P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E. Continue reading

Tips to Learning Spanish on a Budget

Truth is I’ve been attempting to learn Spanish for the last 4 years. It’s been rough. I blame it on the “I’m not good at learning a language” gene. For me, Math is easy. Spanish is not.

Once I set foot into Latin America I realized, oh shit, I need to learn Spanish. It is, in my opinion, the most useful language to learn.

This blog includes SIX ways for budget travelers to learn Spanish for FREE outside of the classroom!

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How do you Afford to Travel?

I get asked this question all the time: how do you afford to travel? Or how much do you have to save? It’s a good question. It might seem like you need thousands and thousands of dollars or be handed an amazing digital nomad job. Good news: you don’t. Every traveler I’ve met has a different method; some traveling with almost no money and working along the way, some have online jobs and some saved money before traveling (like me). I’d never claim that my way of saving money and traveling is THE smartest way or the only way. I’m hoping this blog helps show it’s not a far fetched dream to travel long-term and that it can be possible with a little hard work and sacrifice. Continue reading

Should I do a Guided Tour…?

This is not much of an informational blog post, just felt like sharing two funny stories about skipping guided tours: one success and one epic fail. There seems to be tours for EVERYTHING. Want to go to a canyon a couple of miles away? There’s a tour for that! Want to casually walk around town? WAIT! You can take a walking tour! Ugh. I hate tours. Continue reading

Screw Travel Warnings

I recently received an e-mail from someone which included a link to a US Government website where you can find travel warnings. The page included where and where not to go in Mexico. In summary: don’t go to Mexico, you will get kidnapped and die.

I would like to share a revised version of my response e-mail. Continue reading