Tried and Tested: What to bring on long-haul flight to make yourself comfortable

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Regina, Canada to Koh Tao, Thailand. That’s well… a bit far. We arrived at the airport around 5 AM on Tuesday and didn’t touch Koh Tao until Thursday afternoon (local time). We spent a good 30+ hours in transit and it was as awful as it sounds, unfortunately. If you don’t book business class tickets, you can expect to be completely drained after you land at your destination (especially if you also have to deal with jetlag on top of everything). But to try to make our traveling time as smooth as possible, I went on an Amazon shopping spree …

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Top 10 Things To Do In San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

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Planning a trip to San Juan Del Sur? I put together a list of my favorite things to do there and even added a few secrets spots that most tourist might overlook! If you want to relax and have a good time, San Juan Del Sur is a great place to do that! But let me warn you: the water is pretty cold there during the winter! Like sometimes it’s even too cold to want to go in. Why? I have no idea. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s also super windy during the winter …

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The Ultimate Guide to Relax on Ometepe, Nicaragua

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I have a confession to make. Chris and I aren’t the most adventurous people. We can be lazy. That’s why when we decided to visit the island of Ometepe, I didn’t plan any volcano hikes or long kayak rides. We would go to a remote hotel and just… enjoy life. So if you’re in need of some down time during your trip to Nicaragua, slowing down on Ometepe is probably the easiest. Just follow these steps! Book a few nights at the Hacienda Merida hotel Enjoy the 1h ride to the hotel Check in Find a hammock to lay in Relax …

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Exploring León: A Trip Back To The Colonial Era

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The main reason Chris and I wanted to go to León was to go volcano boarding. Other than that, we didn’t’ have much plans and expectations. We knew León was a pretty big city with a very popular cathedral, but we didn’t expect to actually fall in love with the city like that! León is a university city with batidos (smoothies) restaurants at every corner and the cheapest comedors I’ve been to. It has a pretty young crowd and a lot of food to try. But that’s not it: the city center itself is beautiful, with tons of churches and colonial …

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Rum Tasting in León: A Visit at the Flor De Caña Factory

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There isn’t a rum that is more popular in Nicaragua then the Flor de Caña. It’s everywhere. For real. So when we decided to do a short trip to Leon, we thought it would be great to stop at the factory and learn more about the national rum! After all, we did a trip to a tequila factory last year in Mexico and loved it. So after an exhausting day climbing a volcano twice, tasting rum and walking around a factory seemed like a great plan. We booked our tour with the Lazybones hostel (even though we weren’t staying there) …

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