10 Best Things to do in Valladolid – Mexico

10 Best Things to do in Valladolid – Mexico Valladolid is a gorgeously-restored, historic, colonial Spanish town located smack in the middle of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A UNESCO World Heritage City since 1998, charming Valladolid is full of colorful pastel buildings, relaxing shady plazas, historic churches, delicious local food and some very interesting shops & …

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Costs for Budget Travel in Mexico in 2016

Costs for Budget Travel in Mexico 2016 Overview: In late January, 2016, I arrived in Mexico for the first time. I entered the southern end of Yucatan Peninsula overland from Belize, planning to explore the peninsula about one month. I quickly discovered that Yucatan is a really amazing place, full of gorgeous historic Spanish colonials …

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July 2016 Travels in Review

July, 2016 Travels in Review – Exploring Tulum, Mexico In July I continued living in Tulum with Alejandro in our cute little apartment. My life pretty much became molded around his work schedule, which, a bit exasperating, was forever changing. Despite that, we were still able to enjoy many day trips, weekend excursions, visits with …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Campeche – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Campeche – Mexico (see Photos of Campeche here) Campeche is a historic Spanish town located on the Gulf of Mexico in Yucatan, Mexico. Built in the early 1500s on the site of a Mayan temple by Spanish conquerors, Campeche was later enclosed within sturdy stone walls to protect it from pirate …

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June 2016 Travels in Review – Tulum, Mexico

turtle nest on Tulum Beach

June 2016 Travels in Review – Tulum, Mexico I generally don’t write about my personal life on LashWorldTour. After all, this travel blog is all about my long term world travels, with the goal of encouraging & helping other people to travel – based on the tips, advice, stories and photos I can share from …

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34 Reasons I Love Yucatan – Mexico

34 Reasons I Love Yucatan – Mexico When I set out on my first explorations of Central America last November, I was very excited about Guatemala and Belize. But I didn’t know what to expect from Mexico. I ran out of time to research, so I had no knowledge of particular destinations or things to …

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My Recommendations for Guest Houses and Hostels in Belize

LashWorldTour at the Split - Caye Caulker - Belize

My Recommendations for Guest Houses and Hostels in Belize This January, 2016, I explored Belize for one whole month, traveling from the southernmost town of Punta Gorda to one of Belize’s most northern towns – Corozal – near the border of Mexico. During that time I traveled on a rather tight backpacker’s budget, staying in …

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MAY 2016 TRAVELS IN REVIEW – FLORIDA

Entrepreneurs Social Club at NOVA - St Pete

MAY 2016 TRAVELS IN REVIEW – FLORIDA The biggest event for me in May, 2016, was my mom turning 80 years old. For that reason I returned secretly to Florida in early May to plan and prepare a big surprise birthday bash for her. I’d actually gotten the party ball rolling more than six months …

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April 2016 Travels in Review – pt 2. Puerto Rico

April 2016 Travels in Review – pt 2 Puerto Rico When I sat down to compile my review of April travels, I quickly accumulated entirely too much news for a single article. Since I spent all of April in just two places – Tulum, Mexico and Puerto Rico – I decided to break my April …

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PHOTO GALLERY: San Juan – Puerto Rico’s Gorgeous Forts

PHOTO GALLERY: San Juan – Puerto Rico’s Gorgeous Forts [ See photos of El Morro and San Cristobal Fort here ] Historic San Cristobal and San Felipe del Morro Forts dominate the cliff-side shores of Old San Juan, creating a dramatic backdrop to the restored Spanish city and affording stunning panoramic views of sea, city …

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