Saint Herman’s Blue Hole National Park Review

When one thinks of Belize, images of westerly-located Caracol ruins or the Barrier Reef’s Great Blue Hole often come to mind. However, the center of the country offers a wide host of assorted destinations often wrongly overlooked, including St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. The national park presents a natural pool, two caves, and hiking opportunities, all unique yet representative…

Belize Itinerary & Top Things to Do

Belize. It had been a destination I dreamt of going to ever since I was a broke 21-year-old and I first saw pictures of the infamous Blue Hole. Five years later, in March 2016, I made that fantasy into a reality. Was it like I always imagined it would be? No. And that’s okay. Below…

San Ignacio Top Things to Do: Mayan Ruins & Iguanas

Besides the gorgeous oceans, people travel to Belize to explore ancient Mayan ruins and exotic jungles. San Ignacio is the perfect jumping off point for many of the country’s must-see gems, making this small but bustling town a top destination. What is San Ignacio Visitors of all athletic abilities and interests will find plenty of…

Ways to Cut Back on Food Expenses to Save Money During Your Vacation

When people estimate the cost of their upcoming trip, almost everyone undershoots the true cost. This is because it’s all too easy to overlook those tinier expenses, such as food. Therefore, purposeful strategies to reduce spending during meals can make affordable travel much, much easier. Below are strategies I’ve found successful: 1)      Be strategic when…

Caye Caulker – A Down-to-Earth Island Paradise

Both Joe and I agree that Caye Caulker was arguably the best part of our trip to Belize. While the jungles of the mainland were lush and lovely, the blue ocean was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. What is Caye Caulker? The island is only accessible by ferry, which we caught for $15 from Belize…

Caracol Mayan Ruins: Tips on What to See

Caracol is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize, and one of the largest in the world. Its remote location in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve makes the trek long and rough, but the destination justifies the journey. Once the home to roughly 140,000 citizens, Caracol offers plenty to explore. In addition to tall temples, dark tombs,…

Monhegan Island – A Wonderful Maine Daytrip

In hindsight, my trip to Maine was fun but far from memorable. If I could do it over, I would have requested more time off so Joe and I could drive farther north to celebrated destinations like Arcadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We ate delicious food, hung out with great people, and got a nice…