Placencia, Belize

Placencia is essentially a 27 mile peninsula off the southern highway in South Central Belize. It is perhaps the best known resort area in Belize after Ambergris Caye. It is home to the best beaches, restaurants and nightlife in Southern Belize and possibly the whole country (non cayes). It contains more speed humps per mile […]

Mayan Ruins in Southern Belize

The ancient cultures have always fascinated me. It doesn’t matter in what part of the world, it has always perplexed me how they achieved such amazing things in such a primitive time. No part of the world is more renowned for ancient civilizations than the Americas. From the Incas to the Aztecs to the Mayans, […]

Livingston and the Rio Dulce

Today was a great day! Not just because I did some awesome things; but also because I was pleasantly surprised today which doesn’t happen too often. I admittedly didn’t do much research or know much about what I was going to do today and that turned out to be a great thing. After an early […]

Ziplining in Belize

If you’ve never done a zipline course, you should. It is so much fun. Zipping from treetop to treetop at 50+ miles per hour is an exhilarating experience. I had previously done ziplines in Costa Rica but ziplining in Belize this afternoon was truly awesome and a ton of fun. The Bocawina zipline is the […]

The Bay Islands

Ever hear of a place called Roatan? Of course not, who has? What country is that in? The answer is…it’s a small island in the western Caribbean belonging to Honduras. The island of Roatan is home to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the entire world. It is contained in the second largest […]

Traveling Through Central America

Central America is a great place to travel through. There is a ton to see and do in the seven countries that are in limbo as to which continent they belong to. If you want to visit all seven countries, you need to do some serious planning. You need to know what areas of the […]

Don’t Sleep on Guatemala

If you ask most people where they would go if they could go anywhere in Central America they would probably say Costa Rica or Belize. Both are wonderful places and a lot of fun to visit; as are Panama and the islands of Honduras. Very few people would mention Guatemala. In my opinion that’s a […]

White Water Rafting in Costa Rica

I love white water rafting. It really is a great way to spend an afternoon or even a few days. The very first time I went rafting was in Costa Rica several years ago on the Pacuare River. The Pacuare River is known to be one of the top five rafting rivers in the world […]

Tikal, Guatemala

If you have listened to my rants on the radio or on some of my new 7 wonders postings, then you’ll know that I disagreed with the selection of Chichen Itza as a new wonder of the world. The main reason for that is because I think Tikal in Guatemala is a better example of […]

Costa Rica

Central America is a different kind of place. It is a little bit off the normal tourist route and not terribly accommodating for backpackers as far as hostels go, although there are numerous cheap hotels. Each country in Central America is unique. Costa Rica is the current hot one in this region. It is fantastic. […]