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Friday’s Featured Food: Desayuno Nica in Leon, Nicaragua

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When backpacking in Nicaragua, my first hostel, the Casona Colonial in Leon didn’t have their own breakfast so I headed out into a restaurant in town to try a local place. I headed to Desayunazo, a popular restaurant on a corner, frequented by …

Afternoon tea with Nomadic Matt in NYC.

Thirsty Thursdays: Coconut Tea With Nomadic Matt in the Chocolate Bar, New York City, USA

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As travel bloggers go, there is one name that everyone knows – Matt Kepnes, known globally as Nomadic Matt through his popular, informative and extensive website Nomadic Matt.com . I’ve been in touch with Matt for a couple of years …

Staying in the Bushmills Hostel.

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Staying in the Bushmills Hostel, North Coast

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My backpacking in Northern Ireland adventures continued as I toured the North Coast of my home country on what is my longest stint in Europe for over 5 years. After staying in the Whitepark Bay Hostel near Ballintoy, I headed …

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Walking Tour of San Jose, Costa Rica: Top 10 Sights

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While backpacking in Costa Rica recently you might have read how I stayed in the inspiring Hemingway Inn in the Barrio Amon in San Jose. During my stay, not only did I meet traveller and author Deacon Blake, but I …

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30 Year Reunion: School Tour of Kilmaine Primary School, Bangor, Northern Ireland

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A calm Northern Irish wind reared its obvious head as I made the walk down to school. I hadn’t done my homework, my handwriting left a lot to be desired but I was on time, I had a grey shirt …

World Travellers: Marissa from Mad Travel Diaries

World Travellers: Marissa from Mad Travel Diaries

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My latest World Travellers interview is with Marissa from Mad Travel Diaries. I love interviewing a diverse range of people in this group, and Marissa is our first from Trinidad and Tobago to feature, a country I myself visited briefly …

Enjoying the main pool of Caldea.

A Night of Relaxation at Southern Europes Largest Spa: Caldea, Escaldes Engordany, Andorra

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I was recently feeling some travel burnout, perhaps a sign of years as a backpacker taking their toll, perhaps me getting older or maybe just the speed I was moving through Central America. It called for some chill out time. …

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Staying in the World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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On my trip backpacking in Northern Ireland this month, I’m living out some childhood dreams as well as aiming to inspire everyone out there to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland. In my eyes, Belfast is the best city in the …

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