Five things to do at Lago de Yojoa

Five things to do at Lago de Yojoa

When I was in Nicaragua, I heard people coming from Honduras talking about this lake that I had never heard of. I made a note of it, and when time came for me to go to Honduras, this was at the top of the list. And it was definitely worth it. Lago de Yojoa is the opposite of what you hear about Honduras. It’s the most peaceful and friendly place. 
Why you should spend a few days in Copán Ruinas

Why you should spend a few days in Copán Ruinas

There’s not so much to see in Copán, and there are daytrips from Guatemala to see the ruins, but I think the town is worth a couple of days. We spent a few days in Copán and also saw the bird park Macaw Mountain, and had plenty of people-watching opportunities on the main square. 
Is it safe to travel in El Salvador?

Is it safe to travel in El Salvador?

Many travelers avoid the country altogether, because they don’t think it’s safe to travel in El Salvador. But they’re missing out on some amazing places to visit, and to meet the people who probably are the friendliest and most welcoming of anywhere I’ve been. 
Suchitoto, a sleepy but picturesque mountain town

Suchitoto, a sleepy but picturesque mountain town

When I had booked my ticket to San Salvador, I started looking into where I’d like to go in El Salvador. One town that kept popping up was Suchitoto, which looked absolutely dreamy in the photos. The white, colonial buildings and the tranquil location right next to the big Suchitlán lake looked 

Playa El Tunco: great for surfers, but not my favorite

Playa El Tunco: great for surfers, but not my favorite

After I’d left my newfound friends in Santa Ana, I still had a few days before I was due to meet up with my regular travel partner in San Salvador. A few people I’d traveled with were headed down to El Cuco beach and the universally praised Tortuga Verde, but I didn’t want to go all the way 

Juayúa, Ataco and the Ruta de las Flores

Juayúa, Ataco and the Ruta de las Flores

Ruta de las Flores doesn’t blossom all year, but it’s still worth visiting outside of its peak season. The villages Juayúa, Ataco and Apaneca are small but vibrant with culture, and any foodie or souvenir shopper will easily fill a couple of days here.