El Salvador

How Much Does it Cost to Travel? 3 Weeks in Central America

By Steph | August 11, 2017

Welcome to a new series we’re running on Why Wait, called How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backpacking around South East […]

Where to Go in El Salvador

By Guest Poster | March 27, 2017

If you are interested in traveling to El Salvador, but you’re not quite sure where to visit, you have come to the right place. There are many places within the country that are worth seeing and experiencing, but here are some of the top places for travel within El Salvador. San Salvador Of course the capital has […]

Why You Shouldn’t Miss El Salvador

By Megan Stetzel | August 16, 2016

You probably remember my ode to pupusas, the El Salvadorian delicacy, but El Salvador has a lot more to offer visitors than just this scrumptious morsel. Many backpackers hitting Central America just bypass El Salvador and Honduras due to safety concerns or a lack of “things to do”. Those that do take the plunge to […]

El Tunco, El Salvador: Everything You Need To Know

By Megan Stetzel | August 2, 2016

If you couldn’t tell, I really liked my time in El Tunco, El Salvador. We planned our visit on a whim to break up our travels from Guatemala to Nica and couldn’t have been happier about that decision! Because I liked it so much I wanted to put together a guide for those of you […]

I’ve got an El Salvador stamp and it’s not from just driving through

By Megan Stetzel | July 11, 2016

El Salvador probably brings to mind images of violence, drug cartels, and all around craziness that the average person who doesn’t travel probably can’t even imagine. I am not here to preach that El Salvador travel is full of butterflies and rainbows and that you can prance around waving cash and not have a care […]

How Backpacking in Central America is Completely Different Than Anywhere Else

By Megan Stetzel | February 22, 2016

The Central American backpacker trail differs greatly from its Southeast Asian and European cousins. It’s a different monster; a much more good-looking, older, hiking monster. Traveling through CA proved over and over again that any expectations I carried from previous trips must be thrown out the window. This was slightly to be expected due to the […]

Pupusas: An Ode to the Perfect El Salvadorian Dish

By Megan Stetzel | January 11, 2016

Spend a little time in El Salvador and I am sure you will come face to face with a thing called a pupusa. No, it isn’t an innuendo, no it isn’t a type of rodent or insect, and finally, no it isn’t a form of transportation. It’s actually a REALLY popular dish in El Salvador […]