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Couchsurfing Host in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Couchsurfing Host in the Democratic Republic of Congo

My favorite part about backpacking is meeting new people and learning their stories.  "Local Lingo" is a part of my site that interviews individuals from all over the world who have made an impact on me. Not everyone gets the chance to interact with locals while they...

Congo Gorilla Trekking – Backpacker’s Guide to Gorilla Tours

Congo Gorilla Trekking – Backpacker’s Guide to Gorilla Tours

This article may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on the link, I may receive a small commission.Before I left on my backpacking trip to Africa, I promised my mother that I would not visit the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Inca Trail Booking 101

Inca Trail Booking 101

The Inca Trail hike with my 66-year-old mother is be an experience I will never forget.  Before I started my RTW journey I asked my mom if she wanted to do the Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu together. She immediately said yes, even though she had no idea what the...

Sailing the Gitano Del Mar from Panama to Colombia

Sailing the Gitano Del Mar from Panama to Colombia

There are three options to cross from Central America to South America. The Death Option – overland travel via the Darien Gap. Crossing the Darien Gap is only for the overly adventurous type due to the risk of kidnappings, treacherous jungle, crazed drug traffickers,...

Top Ten Most Memorable Things from Guatemala and Nicaragua

Top Ten Most Memorable Things from Guatemala and Nicaragua

I have started a new love affair with Central America. I spent almost one month in Guatemala and Nicaragua, but that was not nearly enough. When I started my RTW trip I assumed one year would be plenty of time, but now I realize more time is needed, especially for an...

A Day Visiting Semuc Champey

A Day Visiting Semuc Champey

My current setting – rocking back and forth on a hammock, disconnected from the outside world, listening to rain pouring down. I just finished a fun filled day at Semuc Champey in Guatemala. I arrived at El Muro hostel in Lanquin after an 8 hour bus ride from Antigua....

A Day in the Life of An Expat Studying Spanish in Antigua

A Day in the Life of An Expat Studying Spanish in Antigua

I am so happy I decided to come to Guatemala! The past two weeks have been a nice change of pace from my time in Europe. One of the goals of my RTW trip is to learn Spanish. I decided to start my Central/South America adventures by taking Spanish classes at The...

Reflecting on 3 Months in Europe

Reflecting on 3 Months in Europe

I just finished traveling across Europe for 3 months. When I booked this trip last March I made a plan that I didn’t follow: If you look at my itinerary you might be confused that I went around in circles and my route looks very inefficient. Although I probably...

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