13 Surprising Facts About Guatemala

Chi Chi Cemetery - Gautemala

13 Surprising Facts About Guatemala In this post I reveal over a dozen interesting & unusual things I learned about Guatemala by traveling around the country for two full months in Nov-Dec, 2015. A few of these facts anyone could learn easily by researching Guatemala, but most of them you’d only discover by visiting the …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Caye Caulker – Belize

Caye Caulker - Belize

PHOTO GALLERY: Caye Caulker – Belize see photos of Caye Caulker here Caye Caulker is a small, beautiful laid-back island lying within the 185-mile-long Belizean Barrier Reef. It’s one of Belize’s most popular travel destinations. Located just one hour by high-speed ferry from Belize City, the island makes an easy weekend get-away for city residents …

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24 Tips for Keeping Costs Low in Belize

24 Tips for Keeping Costs Low in Belize Last week I wrote about how much it costs to travel in Belize on a tight budget, showing that this Central American country is not nearly as expensive as most people would have you believe. In fact, I estimate that Belize is well within the means of …

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Costs of Budget Travel in Belize in 2016

Costs of Budget Travel in Belize in 2016 Belize is considered an expensive travel destination. In fact, it’s said to be one of the most expensive countries in Central America. As a result, most budget travelers pass through Belize very quickly en route to Mexico to the north or Guatemala to the south. Some backpackers …

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14 Things I Love About Belize

colorful beach chairs at Placencia - Belize

14 Things I Love About Belize 1. Vibrant Colors Anyone who knows me even a smidgen has noticed that I absolutely adore bold, vibrant colors. In this regard, I fit right into Belize, where boldly-colored houses, hotels, bars, beach chairs and buses are the norm. Just looking at all these gorgeous colors every day makes …

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My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to the USA. I ended up …

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Introduction to Belize

Belize welcome sign

INTRODUCTION TO BELIZE Belize is the smallest country of Central America’s seven nations. Roughly the size of New Jersey, USA or Wales, UK, Belize is located along the Caribbean Sea, wedged between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. Belize’s collection of tiny Caribbean islands and extensive reef system are probably …

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My 10 Best Photo Galleries of 2015

Toliman Volcano with bed

  My 10 Best Photo Galleries of 2015 As many of you may already know, in 2015 I began focusing more seriously on travel photography. I enrolled in Matador U Travel Media School, where I joined two courses – Fundamentals of Travel Photography and Advanced Travel Photography. I learned tons of new skills, techniques and …

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My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to my old stomping grounds in Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to …

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Happy New Year 2016 Everyone!

Fireworks at St Pete - Florida

Happy New Year 2016 Everyone! How are you celebrating New Years’ Eve this year? Where will you be? …and with whom? …and what will you be doing?  I’ll be celebrating off-grid at the small eco-resort, Hotelito Perdido, in the heart of Rio Dulce National Park, Guatemala. At the same place I celebrated Christmas this year. …

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