Buenos Aires coffee latte cafe con leche in a mug

Café Culture vs. Coffee Culture: Reflections of a Caffeine Seeker in Buenos Aires

Is it possible to find coffee in Buenos Aires that is not in the form of a tiny espresso or a glass of hot milk? Do people here really order “pitchers” of coffee? It’s too early for this.


Next upcoming adventure: Colombia!

The last few years have been dotted with various short-term trips, ranging from one week to one month (Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico), but nothing long-term since 2011. Thus…I’m overdue to get the heck outta here! For just over a year, I have been working as a counselor for university students doing internships abroad,…

7 Types of Backpackers You’ll Encounter in Central America

Central America is a popular route for foreign backpackers because it is beautiful, cheap, and, since it is about 34 times smaller than South America (I did math!!!!), you can cover way more countries in a short period of time. Why do you think I’ve spent so much time there myself? It allows me to…

How to Experience Carnaval in Las Tablas, Panamá

This post is about a recent travel adventure of mine, in Panama in early March 2014. I was going there to visit a friend, and my trip serendipitously happened to coincide with Carnaval. Our initial research quickly turned up a small town called Las Tablas, which we quickly learned is known by all Panamanians as being the…