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Day 2: Flores to Tikal

In Flores, Guatemala, Tikal National Park, Travel by Katelyn5 Comments

After a goodnight’s sleep at Los Amigos, we woke up and headed out to explore Flores for a few hours and grab breakfast. Flores is a small island so you can’t really get lost. You just have to watch out for tuk-tuk’s and trucks moving quickly over the cobblestone streets. Lindsay had an idea of a few breakfast places she …

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Los Amigos Hostel – Flores, Guatemala

In Flores, Guatemala, Travel by Katelyn6 Comments

If you have find yourself in Flores, Guatemala (which I highly recommend that you do), then you must stay at Los Amigos Hostel. I’ve been to quite a few hostels over the years, and hands down, this hostel wins in many categories. Los Amigos is located on Calle Central, or less than a 5 minute walk from the bus stop …

How To Make A Push Pin Map

In DIY, Travel by Katelyn1 Comment

I love to travel… to experience the beauty of a new location, the excitement of a new culture, and the tastes of new foods. I’m working towards a career in international public health so I know I’ll be doing a lot of international travel in the near future. Geography has always been a big interest to me. I once considered …

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A Day in Granada, Nicaragua

In Central America, Granada, International Learning Service, Medical Mission, Nicaragua, Travel by Katelyn2 Comments

In 2011 I travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua on a medical mission with International Service Learning, a United States-based educational NGO that focuses on enlisting medical and educational volunteers to provide care to underserved communities in Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. We spent a week providing care to Concepcion de Alajuelita, a very poor urban community …

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Best Websites and Apps to Track Your Student Loans

In Debt, Debt-Free Living, Mint, Money, Personal Finance, ReadyForZero, SaveUp, Savings, Student Loans, Tuition.io by Katelyn1 Comment

I’m all about tracking my student loans using modern technology. There is no secret that I love using Mint.com to track all my personal finance, but I also utilize other sites as well to track my student loan debt. Of course, being the ultra dork, I also created my own Excel spreadsheet to track my repayment status of each loan. …