13 Lovely Things to Do in Little Corn Island, Nicaragua [2023 Update]

Allison Green lounging in a cabana in little corn island

Well, I’ve done it; I’ve found the most beautiful place in all of the Caribbean. No, not one of the St.’s where the paparazzi are always snapping photos of celebrities. Nor the Bahamas where Instagrammers snap pics of themselves with swimming pigs or swarming nurse sharks Nor even Richard Branson’s private island (think my invite … Read more

Nicaragua Bucket List: 25 Epic Things to Do in Nicaragua [2023]

Learning to surf in Las Penitas is one of the best things to do in Nicaragua

Nicaragua was just made for bucket list adventures – with nearly 20 active volcanoes and two equally epic coastlines, it’s heaven on earth for the adventurous spirit. The icing on the cake? Nicaragua is one of the most affordable places to travel in all of North America, with budget-friendly hostels and lots of affordable things … Read more

Nicaragua Packing List: The Ultimate Guide on What to Pack

Packing for a trip to Nicaragua isn’t too difficult. Being a subtropical climate, Nicaragua only has two seasons: rainy and dry, and both have around the same average temperatures (read: hot AF). The rainy season — which is low season — lasts from May to November, peaking in October. That said, despite the rain, the … Read more

Is Nicaragua Safe? My Perspective and Recent Safety Updates

It’s unfortunate but true: women travelers everywhere have different safety considerations than men. And this is doubly true in Latin America, with its strong patriarchal culture. When I told people back home that I was spending 4 months traveling alone through Central America, I had many surprised and nervous reactions. But were they warranted? Well, … Read more

Volcano Boarding in Leon: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

While Nicaragua is not a tourist hot spot quite yet, there is one thing it’s well-known for: volcano boarding down Cerro Negro, Central America’s youngest volcano located a short distance from León. There are many companies that offer volcano boarding tours, typically for $25 to $30. Bigfoot Hostel is one of the better-known operators, thanks … Read more