Traveling With Teens: Nicaragua
15 Sep 2016
I couldn't wait to get here; it's probably my favorite place in the entire world, and I was going to stay for a whole month with one of my best friends, and my two daughters, who were only staying for two weeks because their school was going to start soon.
Laguna de Apoyo
We started in Managua, the biggest city in the country, which meant that we had to go to Laguna Beach Club. Owned by a family from Seattle, it's located 40 minutes from the city on the beach of Laguna de Apoyo, and is one of my daughters' favorite places in Nica because you can rent canoes and paddle boards, and there's a dock that you can jump off of. Also, when you're out of the water or just chilling, there is a juice bar and restaurant to eat at, and hammocks and swings to relax in.
The other place we went to was a place you can't not go to if you go to Nicaragua: Popoyo. A complete beach town and surfers' haven, Popoyo is a great place to just relax and hang out. Of course, I still had to work, but not even that could spoil the languid atmosphere that Popoyo offered. During the day, everyone is either surfing or, if you're my oldest, reading in a hammock; at night, you can find the community gathered at one of the restaurants along the beach (home to some of the best food in my opinion) and having a good time.
The rest of the trip passed in similar fashion- working, relaxing, hanging with friends- even after my daughters went back home to start school, my oldest her senior year and my youngest her eighth grade year. Crazy how time flies. Two weeks after they left, it was time for my friend and I to return home as well. Until next time, Nica.
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This is part of an ongoing series about traveling with teenagers as a remote worker or "nomad" if you must. The end goal is to show that it's totally possible to work from anywhere in the world, with your children, and also be a tourist. I'll also discuss the tools I use to help make this possible.