Honest San Blas Adventures Review: The Good, The Bad and The Bewitching


Have you heard of the alluring San Blas Islands of Panama, locally known as Guna Yala? Have you seen the post-card perfect shots of deserted white sand specks in the turquoise oceans or of smiling children beckoning you to explore their little piece of paradise? Chances are if you’ve heard of the San Blas archipelago, a remote indigenous territory in…

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Hotel Santa Catalina Panama: Indulgence or Adventure?


Hotel Santa Catalina in Panama is a rare mix of under-stated elegance and natural beauty in a prime location. A ocean-front hotel in the quiet surf town of Santa Catalina Panama, the hotel offer’s guests the opportunity to holiday their own way, to do as much or as little as you desire. Located directly in-front of one of the world’s best…

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Ten Things You Absolutely Cannot Miss in Santa Catalina Panama


Santa Catalina Panama is a laid-back fishing village come surfer heaven, a secret destination where only those in the know find themselves thanks to the area’s remoteness, tucked away on Panamas wild Pacific coast. This remoteness however, are also it’s best quality as it protects this hidden gem from the massive tourist hoards and mega-resorts which might otherwise  have  plagued this…

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Surfing Santa Catalina: Stories From Around The World


I love Panama. It’s easily one of my favourite countries in the world – a fusion of landscapes, flavours and culture. It’s a place I  can recommend highly to anyone…however one of Panama’s top attractions is surfing, and I’ll be honest – I know almost nothing about surfing. Luckily my travel companion at the time, Brady Williams, is a keen surfer…

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An Ethical Travel Guide: Empowerment through Sustainable Tourism


I love travel, learning about the world and developing an empathy with my fellow humans. It’s one of the biggest thrills in life, and yet I recently found myself wondering if I was making the right choices. Am I using a sustainable tourism provider? Is this hotel locally or foreign owned? Am I doing all that I can to be an…

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A Weekend in Wellington!


Hello again! I recently spent a long weekend in Wellington (the capital of New Zealand) and thought I would tell you the highlights! Fair warning: there is about to be quite a lot of talk about food as a weekend in Wellington is not complete without some signature downtown spots! Let’s start with a bold statement…Wellington is one of the…

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12 Unmissable Things to Do in Panama City!


Panama City in Panama is a booming tropical metropolis jam-packed with mega-shopping malls, a tangled mess of grid-locked roads and countless glistening skyscrapers all vying for attention from the sky  – the ‘Dubai of Central America’. As such most tourists and backpackers sadly feel there is not much here for them to do, with no authentic culture on display, and thus  only use Panama City…

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Casa Nativa Hostel: Stay amongst Nature in Panama City


Looking for a relaxed, easy-going hostel to escape to during your stay in the chaotic Panamanian Metropolis?  Want to enjoy a quiet, leafy suburb teaming with wildlife while having easy access to the main attractions with public transport? Well, then you have to check out Casa Nativa Hostel Panama City – a spacious, creative hostel filled with interesting travellers, beautiful artwork…

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The Impossible Fourteen Coloured Mountain in Northern Argentina


Some places just truly take your breath away. Stop you dead in your tracks, mouth gaping, in awe – usually of nature’s pure majesty. The Fourteen Coloured Mountain, known locally as ‘Hornacal’, in Northern Argentina is just one of those places. Located near the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 14 Colour Mountain is one of…

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Inspired By Mompox: A Colonial Gem stuck in time!


I think Santa Cruz de Mompox in Colombia is going to be the next ‘big thing’, Cartagena before the tourism explosion. A colonial heritage village isolated for centuries on the banks of the Magdalena River, Mompox is decidedly stuck in the past and still today remains one of the most beautiful jewels of the early Spanish era. Its founding by…

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