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Panama: The Beauty of Bocas del Toro

There are two types of people in this world. Those that type “tropical beach paradise” in to google images and scroll through the images sighing and resigning themselves to the fact that those places will never be more than just a picture on a screen, and then there are those that work out where those…

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5 Highlights of Nicaragua

Nicaragua doesn’t often make it on to people’s backpacking lists as it is oftened pushed to way side in favour of Costa Rica, the world’s eco-tourism capital. This is a blessing in disguise for those looking to venture there. Due to the comparatively low number of tourists that flock to Nicaragua, the prices there have…

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Belize for Backpackers: Caye Caulker

Belize, you know, that tiny little country wedged in between Mexico and Guatemala? It doesn’t look like much and it is has a reputation for being riddled with gun crime and dangerous cities. Why the hell should you put Belize on your backpacking route? Well, let me explain. Central America is a clump of countries…

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Discover The Natural Wonder Of Semuc Champey

There are few places on this incredible planet of ours that truly live up to the title “breath-taking”. By this I mean places that actually, physically knock the breath out of your body in the most literal way possible. Semuc Champey, like the Grand Canyon or the Amazon River, is a complete freak of nature…

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Making The Most Of Mexico’s East Coast

Backpacking Mexico is no easy task given the sheer enormity of the country and the numerous areas that deserve a visit. There are some intrepid individuals who will spend months exploring the entire country, but for those of us who do not have the luxury of unlimited travel time or who, perhaps, want to spread…

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11 Places In Central America You Need To Visit

Central America is rarely at the top of any backpacker’s to do list as it is often dwarfed by the allure of more popular routes, such as those through Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. However, this little stretch of land has a lot to offer anyone who will give it the time of day…

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Why You Should Add Guatemala To Your Travel Itinerary

Guatemala seems to have gotten a bad name amongst backpackers. Western travellers are constantly warned of the high crime rates, the corruption, the dangerous drug cartels and the prevalent gang culture, and are generally discouraged from going there. The country’s reputation definitely puts people off wanting to explore Guatemala, which, while understandable, is a real…

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Spanish Marks: A New Way To Improve Your Spanish

With over 405 million speakers and around 20 countries that use it as an official national language, having a smattering of Spanish has never looked so appealing. However, most of us aren’t willing to fork out the extortionate prices charged by the likes of Rosetta Stone for their software but find the free apps you…