Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Granada Nicaragua has a nice blend of culture and tourism. The main street is a pedestrian mall with shops and sidewalk cafes and bars. Look for good happy hour deals, and don't be afraid to ask for and shop around a bit for the best ones.…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

The bread bike makes it up a steep hill. I don't know who was more surprised... us seeing a bike loaded with hundred loaves of bread in the middle of nowhere... or the bread bike man seeing a Jeep Cherokee with Florida license plates driving…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Eldo gets to board the Boca de Sabalos river ferry on her way to El Castillo Nicaragua. Her tires are a little worn after 30,000 miles of adventuring. It was a long and bumpy ride to this point, and it got even bumpier on the far side of the…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Travelurdreams... We parked Eldo in the side yard of a small family tienda while we took the Nena Lodge boat to El Castillo. The Rio San Juan flows from Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean Sea. Nicaragua owns the waters while Costa Rica is allowed…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Standing on top of the old fort, Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepion, in El Castillo Nicaragua. Built in the 1600's to protect the city of Granada from pirates coming from the Caribbean Sea, the fort sits high above the Rio San Juan and the…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Party time at Nina Lodge in El Castillo Nicaragua. Yorleni made a piñata and Tia Elizabeth brought the Flufftastic Cotton Candy Machine all the way from Florida. The food was delicious, everyone had a great time, and all the kids got to…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

On a boat tour with Nena Lodge and Tours in El Castillo Nicaragua. Seyla took us to a clear water swimming hole in the Refugio Bartola. The kids swam and we watched the howler monkeys. Another great day on the road!

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

If Tia Elizabeth can do it, so can Isabella. She gets her turn on horseback. A wonderful afternoon at the Obregon Family Finca on the Rio San Juan just up river from El Castillo. We took a boat from Nena Lodge and explored this beautiful countryside.…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Tia Elizabeth shows the kids how quickly she can learn to ride a horse. It was a fun afternoon hanging out up river at the Obregon Family Finca. Seyla brought along a spotting scope for bird watching and everyone who wanted, got their turn…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Hanging out on the porch at Nena Lodge in El Castillo Nicaragua. This is our official home base while in Nicaragua. The Obregon family all pitch in to run the rustic yet comfortable lodge. It's right across street from the Rio San Juan, just…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

The Laguna de Arenal was tripled in size in 1979 due to construction of a dam. Wildlife abounds here with jaguars, tapirs, and quetzal. The dam provides hydroelectric while these turbines provide wind power. It is understandable to see why…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

There is something exciting about wind turbines. We've visited them everywhere from Ontario Canada to Costa Rica. The idea of harvesting wind to make electricity is brilliant, and the rush of being close to the giant spinning turbines is thrilling.…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

If Imperial can be considered the national beer of Costa Rica, then Lizano must be considered the national Salsa. Eldo eats it on EVERYTHING and is sad when there is none left. Thanks to our family at Nena Lodge Tours in Nicaragua for supplying…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Following Misha's hand drawn map in search of a remote hilltop overlook near Playa Coyote Costa Rica. Pretty girls and howler monkeys make this hike quite pleasant. The shade was appreciated too! Our stay at Hostel Aloutta was one of the highlights…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Misha, our host at Hostel Alouatta, located in San Francisco de Coyote, drew us a map to find this remote hilltop overlook. To the left is the always spectacular Pacific Ocean. To the right is Playa Coyote and the shortcut inlet that floods…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Just a few days before Christmas. We enjoyed a walking the streets of San Jose, through the Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, and the pedestrian street near Plaza de la Cultura. Back at our home for the night overlooking the the Costa Rica National…

Somewhere in North Carolina - YouTube

A snowy day in Elizabeth City North Carolina. The streets are deserted and we are looking for the newly opened Ghost Harbor Brewery. What a pleasant surprise to find this quality brew pub in town. We just arrived from 6 months of hot sweaty…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Freshly back from our Christmas break in the USA with about 50 pounds of supplies. We followed the iOverlander App north from San Jose between the Poas and Cordillera Volcano Reserves and wound up on the river in La Virgen. Selva Whitewater…

Somewhere in Costa Rica... Travel Ur Dreams!!!

Small glimpse at Eldo Life... driving through beautiful and interesting places to find even more beautiful and interesting places. Some fresh local veggies fueling us up for what awaits around the next corner or over the next hill. Cool Life!…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Hummingbird feeder at the Selvatura Park north of Monteverde Costa Rica. We had a great fresh hot soup for lunch using our new pressure cooker. It warmed us up after a chilly and damp mountain hike.