All in Central America

Unique Experiences That You Can Have on IslandLife

It's no secret that we're really, really proud of our IslandLife itinerary. We've been working on it for years, after all. After finally getting the right spot and forging the perfect trip of fun-loving vibes and beautiful tropical enjoyment, we can't help but blow its trumpet a couple of times. So, check out these amazing unique experiences that you'll get from just one week with us in the Panamanian Caribbean…

7 Things That Made IslandLife The Most Unique Experience Ever

Imagine it: your own private island, the slosh of the pristine Caribbean Sea, the dreamy sight of swaying palms and billowing hammocks, endless sun and toothpaste-white sands. Seems too good to be true? Well it ain't! We've been dreaming of a trip like this one for years, where everybody lets loose and becomes one with nature. Now we've made it a reality. Hop aboard our IslandLife to become one of the LBW fam, and to experience one of the most unique travel itineraries ever created…

8 REASONS TO VISIT COSTA RICA RIGHT NOW

Shrouded in mists and dressed in swaying palms, scented with coffee fields and fringed with tropical beaches to shame any Caribbean island, Costa Rica is hardly one to resist. But, just in case you needed any more reasons to pack the Hawaiian shirts and walking boots and make a beeline for this Central American gem, here’s a lowdown of some of its major pulls. Expect sultry rainforests, shimmering Pacific sands, three-toed sloths et al.

9 THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN THAT COWORKING SPACE

No matter if you're heading to a coworking space between the swaying palms of Southeast Asia or the smoke-spurting volcanos of Central America, the monkey-spotted jungles of Indo or the frenetic towns of India, there are a few things that every remote worker will need. We're not just talking about the obvious things: speedy internet, somewhere to sit and work, a comfy bed. We're also talking about the things you might not consider; the things that transform those nomadic trips with the laptop abroad from a plain old working holiday into an experience you're going to love and treasure.

DESTINATIONS THAT TOUR OPERATORS LOVE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Ah Central America: a world of mystery and magic; of come-at-able locals with perpetual smiles and tropical birds so colourful they seem almost unreal. Ranging from the vine-dressed temples of Guatemala's Tikal to the salty fishing towns of the Panamanian Pacific coast, from the ambrosial sands of the Caribbean islands in Bocas del Toro and Belize to the endless surf streams of Mal Pais and Manzanillo in Costa Rica, there are plenty of reasons why tour operators simply love organizing trips to this bucket-list-busting corner of the globe.

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

Maybe it’s bungee jumping in the jungles of South America that’s got you all fired up? Or is it the thought of intrepid hikes to ancient Incan ruins in the Andes? Perhaps it’s the promise of hidden surf spots in the Indonesian Nusa Tenggara, endless parties on the full moon-floodlit beaches of Thailand, scrambles up Nica’s volcanic hills, or slides down Vietnam’s sandy dunes? Maybe its days spent under the Slavic sun hopping the plunge pools of Croatian waterfalls? Maybe it’s the vast Atacama and the hidden pueblo towns within? Maybe it’s Bali’s mysterious monkey forests or the green, green hills of Ubud? Maybe it’s all of the above…

HOW THE SHARING ECONOMY CAN HELP IN THE LIFE OF A DIGITAL NOMAD

It's fair to say that the sharing economy has taken the world by storm in recent years. And before you screw up your face in confusion and ask the question that's surely on plenty of reader's lips – namely, 'what exactly is the sharing economy?' – just take a look around you! It's everywhere. It's in your online shopping services; it's in your line-up of go-to accommodation sites for traveling; it's in your gym membership management pages; it's even in your diet apps and daily routine tools.

10 BENEFITS OF OPTING FOR A COWORKING SPACE ABROAD

Whether you're a veteran globetrotter or a budding digital nomad, the new wave of coworking spaces that's taking over in destinations as far-flung as Bali and Indo, Nica and Brazil is certainly one to watch. Offering everything from luxurious suites and high-speed web connections, new mates and new adventures, it might just offer you the best choice for you working and traveling life this year.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PANAMA ISLANDS TO TRAVEL

If you've already checked off the famous canals and locks, hiked through the misty rainforests and rafted through the quetzal-peppered bayous and riverways of the wild backcountry, then perhaps it's time to seek out Panama's more coastal gems. Of course, with such a wealth of pearly white sands and palm-fringed beaches waiting on both sides of the country – the Pacific and Carib – finding the most beautiful Panama island to travel can be a tad tricky. Allow us to help…

5 reasons to go location independent in 2017

If you've been toying with the idea of shedding the nine-to-five constraints and going it alone, then we at LBW and nomad.life salute you! We think that leaving behind the comfort zone and the familiar office is one of the best things you can do in life – I mean, of course we do, with the rolling surf of Nica, the sunny sands of Thailand, the tropical isles of Indo and oodles of other great places to visit and so little time to do it in!

Panama nightlife: The top spots to party in the land of the canal

It's hardly a secret that the Panamanians love to party. Fueled by their Spanish passion and imbued with the exotic beats of the Caribbean, the folk of this Central American gem love to get out there and boogie the night away. They hit cocktail bars and surf shacks, they guzzle fruity concoctions in the bustling dives of Panama City and even join backpackers in the rustic venues of towns like David City and Bocas del Toro.

Choosing the right tour in Central America

With everything from misty rainforests to endangered species, picture-perfect beaches to monstrous volcanos, pretty colonial cities to sleepless parties on the sands of the Caribbean on the line-up for travellers heading to Central America, we know it can be tricky finding the itinerary that’s right for you. Cue this lowdown of every trip offered by LBW, which goes from Nica to Panama and boasts oodles adrenaline-pumping adventure travel and no-holes-barred hedonism alike. Enjoy!

Traditions and Customs in Panama Culture

Ranging from the sparkling Caribbean to the roaring waves of the Pacific, dotted with mist-topped volcanos and cut-through by the great Panama Canal, there are few things that unify this small nation in Central America on the geography front. However, there's plenty to unify the place when it comes to Panama culture. Yep, with everywhere from Panama City to the smallest hamlets of the rainforests all joined together by a love of good rhythms, hearty food and a shared past, the destination is a truly fascinating one.