Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort

The idea of packing up your bags, loading up the car with your best friend and heading Southwest sounds like a dream, until you realize you need to make cooking, bathing, sleeping and all other human necessities happen out of a Kia Sedona. Before leaving on our 3 month adventure, we did a lot of … Continue reading Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort

Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?

Well, it turns out many people in Nicaragua eat sea turtles and their eggs even though it is illegal, there isn't much regulation. At first it was really devastating to hear as an environmental education volunteer, and while it's still devastating, I understand that eating sea turtle eggs is a tradition that has been passed … Continue reading Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?

A Day in The Life: Peace Corps Volunteer

As Peace Corps Volunteers here in Nicaragua, we are each excited to get to our communities, start making connections and planning projects that will hopefully lead to  long-term sustainable change. We get to our assigned sites with intentions to meet  as many local people as possible like community leaders; the mayor, the school directors and … Continue reading A Day in The Life: Peace Corps Volunteer

Living in Nicaragua as A Peace Corps Volunteer

Young girls and boys dressed in traditional Nicaraguan clothes of all colors, marching, music, dancing and a whole lot of pride for this charming country. This is the atmosphere on September 14th during Nicaragua's Independence Day and September 15th during the Independence day of all of Central America. Weeks before the holidays you can hear … Continue reading Living in Nicaragua as A Peace Corps Volunteer

Joining the Peace Corps

It was not too long ago I was day dreaming in one of my last college classes about what Nicaragua was going to feel like, what kind of weather I would experience, what kind of people I would meet. Fast forward a couple of months, I’ve graduated college and have also just landed in Managua, … Continue reading Joining the Peace Corps