When I found out that I was getting an opportunity to go to Nicaragua, I knew that one thing I wanted to try was volcano boarding (also known as ash boarding). CNN had an article back in 2011 titled Thrill Seeker's Bucket List: 50 Experiences to Try Before You Die where volcano boarding was ranked 2nd. So clearly this was an opportunity I could not miss.
So what exactly does volcano boarding entail? We hiked up the volcano Cerro Negro, the youngest volcano in Central America near León, Nicaragua. As fun as the actual boarding was, the hike was something else. It was unlike anything I've ever done and if you ever find yourself in Nicaragua, I highly recommend it!