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(Not) Hiking Volcan Baru

I stepped off of a yellow school bus into the city center of Boquete and looked around at the new atmosphere. Very different from the hot islands of Bocas Del Toro I had come from, I was in 60-degree weather with mountains in sight. As I stepped off my bus I caught a glimpse of Hostel Mamallena right in front of me which is where I was headed to ask about their shuttle and sign up to do the overnight hike up Volcan Baru.

Making Friends as a Solo Traveler

Don’t you get lonely traveling by yourself? Do you get bored being alone so much? Aren’t you scared to solo travel? These are just a few of the questions I get asked on a regular basis about my solo traveling endeavors, and the answer is absolutely not. I always manage to make friends when I travel by myself and you can too! For those who question how I do it or those who need a little push, I’m going to give you a few examples of ways to break through that barrier to making new friends!

What Draws Me To Travel

The greatest part about my trip in Central America can not be specified into a certain place, a specific moment, or one experience. I loved the experience as whole, the people, the places, all of it. One of the things that I loved the most no matter where I was was...