Matt

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I'm a former investment banker, fisherman, and full-time backpacker. I love to travel because it lets me approach every moment with child-like wonder.


Brazil

Weekday visit to fuel the imagination

Belem »

Amazon River Monsters For Sale
Sights >

Macapa »

Weekday visit to fuel the imagination
Sights >

Bulgaria

Rent a Bike

Sofia »

Rent a Bike
Activities >

China

General »

You Probably Need to Know This...
General Advice >

Costa Rica

Go with Rios Tropicales for Safety and Professionalism

General »

Go with Rios Tropicales for Safety and Professionalism
Activities >

Drake Bay »

Corcovado Adventure Tent Camp, Worth the Splurge
Sleeping >

Jaguar Spotting
Sights >

Jaco »

Rip Tides in Jaco
Dangers & Annoyances >

Manuel Antonio »

How to Spot a Rip Tide
Dangers & Annoyances >

Guatemala

Check out the Crocodile Pit

General »

How to Avoid Paying a Bribe at Any Guatemalan Border
Border Crossings >

If you like pizzelles, you'll like bunuelos
Food >

Antigua »

Getting to Panajachel from Antigua
Transportation >

Guatemalan Textile and Handicrafts Warehouse in Antigua
Shopping >

Guatemala City »

Catch a Chicken Bus to Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City
Transportation >

Livingston »

24-Hour Party Hostel in Livingston
Sleeping >

Check out the Crocodile Pit
Sights >

How's the Beach in Livingston? What Beach?
Activities >

Save Money by Taking a Taxi to Siete Altares
Sights >

The Walk to Siete Altares is HORRIBLE - Take a Taxi or a Boat
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Panajachel »

Best Mexican Tacos in Panajachel
Food >

Booking Cheap and Reliable Transportation in Panajachel
Transportation >

Getting from Panajachel to Guatemala City by Chicken Bus
Transportation >

One of the coolest places in Pana
Food >

Shukos Chapines's hotdogs look good but they ain't
Food >

The Day Trip "Tour" to Volcan San Pedro from Panajachel is a Ripoff!
Activities >

This is a proper coffee shop.
Food >

You Have to Disinfect your Fruits and Vegetables from the Market
Dangers & Annoyances >

San Marcos »

Last Boat to Pana Leaves at 5pm
Transportation >

Where to cliff jump in San Marcos de Atitlan
Activities >

San Pedro La Laguna »

Do You Need a Guide to Hike Volcan San Pedro? Maybe...
Activities >

What You Need to Bring to Hike Volcan San Pedro
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Santa Cruz La Laguna »

Support Local CECAP Students in Santa Cruz
Responsible Tourism >

Santiago La Laguna »

Visit Maximon on Your Own - No Tour Guide Necessary
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Guyana

General »

Avoid the Line by Sprinting
Border Crossings >

Corriverton »

Exchanging Money
Border Crossings >

Honduras

Best Chicken in Copan

General »

Baleadas
Food >

Copan Ruinas »

Best Chicken in Copan
Food >

Best Value Hotel in Copan Ruinas
Sleeping >

Hit the Copan Ruins in the Afternoon
Sights >

You can Walk to the Ruins
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La Ceiba »

La Ceiba Taxis Charge Per Person....Always
Transportation >

Tegucigalpa »

Bus Connections in Tegucigalpa
Transportation >

Utila »

Fishing the Laguna in Utila
Activities >

Wear Insect Repellent ALL DAY LONG
Dangers & Annoyances >

India

Bring Something To Cover the Seats

General »

Bring Something To Cover the Seats
Transportation >

Involuntary Vegetarianism
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Hampi »

High Water means No Boats
Transportation >

Leopards Roaming at Night
Dangers & Annoyances >

Indonesia

General »

Do It All
Suggested Itineraries >

Nicaragua

How to Make the Perfect Macua Drink

General »

Courtesy Beer
Transportation >

How to Make the Perfect Macua Drink
Food >

El Guasaule »

Get a Photo with Your Pedicab Driver for Extra Security
Border Crossings >

Laguna De Apoyo »

Fishing in Lago (or Laguna) de Apoyo
Activities >

Hiking to the Best Lookout of the Lake
Activities >

Leon »

Chicken Bus from Leon to Guasaule
Transportation >

San Juan del Sur »

San Juan del Sur is a melting pot of surfers, expats, backpackers, luxury getawayers, and locals. The town itself is walkable and curves around a gorgeous, calm cove where sailboats, local fishing skiffs, and the occasional mega-yacht sway to the gentle swells of the Pacific ocean. It is the jumping off point for a half-dozen picturesque beaches, each offering their own activities and unique beauty. Surfing, fishing, turtle watching, drinking, and sunsets are all SJDS specialties. It is not a bad place to get stuck for a few days or months.

Surf Lessons for Cheap
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Panama

Skip the Boat Tour Hawkers and Go with a Sailor

Bastimentos Town (Isla Bastimentos) »

Get Your Timing Right and Hit a Bocas Bound Hostel Full Moon Party
Nightlife & Entertainment >

Bocas Town (Isla Colon) »

Skip the Boat Tour Hawkers and Go with a Sailor
Activities >

Panama City »

A Real American Cheeseburger in Panama City
Food >

Cheap Plato Del Dia Plates
Food >

San Blas (Kuna Yala) »

Coconut Concussions
Dangers & Annoyances >

Fly Fishing for Permit in Kuna Yala
Activities >

Santa Catalina »

Take Cedron Herb to Avoid Mosquitos for Life!
General Advice >

Peru

A Pissing Lamb in Your Arms

Aguas Calientes »

Do Machu Picchu with a Guide
Sights >

The Hot Springs are at the Top of the Hill
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Cusco »

A Pissing Lamb in Your Arms
Dangers & Annoyances >

Spain

Pamplona »

Running with the Bulls Training
Festivals & Events >

Switzerland

General »

An Excellent Party Planning Resource
Nightlife & Entertainment >

United States

Museum of Electronic Wonders and Late Night Grilled Cheese

Bastrop, Texas »

Best Campsite on Lake Bastrop (South Shore Park)
Activities >

Marfa »

Camp Marfa at El Cosmico
Sleeping >

Museum of Electronic Wonders and Late Night Grilled Cheese
Food >

New Braunfels »

Check Upcoming Shows at Whitewater Ampitheater
Nightlife & Entertainment >