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Skip the hotel and try a hostel

February 9, 2018 - Michael Maynard

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” –Jack Kerouac Hostels have been around for many years but are often overlooked as a place exclusively for backpackers and aging hippies!  But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.  Hostels have […]

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Managua Insider

January 26, 2018 - Michael Maynard

So, you’ve managed to get yourself from the airport to your hostel and hey, nothing happened! There were no robberies, no assaults. It wasnt just good luck, it’s becasuse Managua is one of the safest cities in central america and may even be safer than your hometown! Despite the facts, still, Managua remains a stop-over […]

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A Trip To the Masaya Volcano

January 19, 2018 - Michael Maynard

One of the natural wonders of Nicaragua are the number of active volcanoes that are located within its borders. Two of the most active are located within a very short distance from Managua; Momotombo, with its classic cone-shaped peak and Masaya, a collapsed crater that is constantly spewing clouds of noxious smoke. The most accessible […]

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Nicaragua, the Gem

May 19, 2016 - Michael Maynard

While perhaps still not at the top of most people’s travel list, there is no doubt that the tourism sector of Nicaragua has come a long way in the past few years. Where there were once few options for adventurous travelers, there are now new hotels, resorts, hostels offering lots of activities including surfing, yoga, […]

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Humble Beginnings

October 30, 2015 - Michael Maynard

I’m Michael Maynard, the co-founder/owner/manager of the hostel.  It’s hard to believe that its been 8 years since the hostel was opened!  Looking back on that time, it’s hard not to feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing that likely many thousands of backpackers have traveled through Nicaragua during that time with many of them […]

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