Get wet and dirty: hike towards Cascada Arcoiris in Reserva de Biósfera Bosawás, Nicaragua

Yes, I guess you got the point while reading my blogs. My boyfriend and I love hiking.
And since the area around Matagalpa, in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua, is home to almost 50 waterfalls, we decided to hike towards one of the biggest: Cascada Arcoiris (the Rainbow Waterfall). It is not a difficult trail, but the mud makes it very interesting.

Want to get wet and dirty? Read on.

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Cuba at its best: Hiking the valleys of beautiful green Viñales

When we visited Cuba I was quite surprised by the diversity of the nature on the island! After some beaches and beautiful colonial cities we traveled to Viñales, located on the west tip of the island. As soon as you get in the area you see the landscape changing: tropical, extremely green vegetation, lots and lots of palm trees, pools of water, smoothly shaped “elephant” hills. This beautiful serene city is the hub of a hiking paradise.

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Bryce Canyon: Camping in the snow, hiking in the heat

With more than 84 million acres of national parks in the United States, it might be harder than you think to decide where to go on your roundtrip. It is difficult for me to make a top 3 for you, since the parks are so different from each other. You are probably heading for the well known Grand Canyon. If so, there is one park you must visit along the way: Bryce Canyon in Utah.

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How to travel the national parks in the U.S.A. on a budget

Dreaming about hiking the steep paths of the Grand Canyon, visiting the enormous Salt Water Basin in the Death Valley, and measuring the huge trees in Sequoia Tree Park?

Afraid it’s out of your reach since traveling to and in the United States can get pretty expensive?

No more reasons to keep dreaming, start realizing your trip!

We enjoyed a 4 week holiday traveling through the South-West states of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah and spent $3780 (€3300) for 2 persons including the flight ticket from and to Amsterdam.
$3600, that means less than $1900 per person for a month full of natural beauty and adventure including everything you dreamed of. Let me tell you how you can do this too!

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