Guatemala Diaries – Day 6

You know when you say something and you know you've immediately jinxed it for yourself? Well I suggest you don't voice your appreciation that there's no roosters that live near to where you're spending the night. My van was scheduled for an 8 am departure, but I didn't need an alarm as the local rooster … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 6

Guatemala Diaries – Day 5

Waking up to the sound of the jungle and rain hitting a tin roof is something else. The day has started off steamy and the feeling of immersion in the Guatemala is real. It's market day today, and Lanquín is buzzing. It's a dramatic change from the sleepy (and drunk) town it was yesterday. There's … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 5

Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Yesterday at Semuc Champey was all time. A lot of cuts and bruises but made it out all in one piece. Some fellow travellers will be getting out there today for some fun in the sun. I actually walked past them as they were booking their trip while an insanely drunk local was rolling around … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Belize Diaries – Day 8 & 9

I'll blend a couple of days together for this entry as not much was going. Another rainy and volatile day. Took the kayak out for the sole hour of sun. Perfect timing, Chris, that was quickly jinxed by applying sunscreen after getting back in. My time here at Caye Caulker has run its course. So … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 8 & 9

Belize Diaries – Day 6

I was smart last night and took the time to rehydrate before bed. There was not much on the cards apart from kayaking around the entire southern portion of Caye Caulker and catching up some people for an NFL game at the sports bar. After spending a day on a boat snorkelling, it was the … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 6

Belize Diaries – Day 1

So I'd booked this trip some time ago, around the start of the year, which has to be one of the longest pre-booked trips I've done in a while. Well, the time has finally arrived and it's time to check in and take off my shoes for security. The first leg of the journey begins … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 1

A Farewell to Thailand — The Partying Traveler

This post is an amazingly refreshing read, especially when you are following travelling pages extolling the virtues of "MUST" and "DO NOT MISS" and various other phrases when referring to destinations and activities around the world. At the risk of muddying the message, please check it out for yourself to reach your own "ah ha" … Continue reading A Farewell to Thailand — The Partying Traveler

Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

If you haven't read it already, I'm here to tell you I'm in love with Japan. I've been fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to the land of the Rising Sun each year for around a decade now. Take a look at a previous trip below for more insight into this incredible … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

A Beginners “beginner” Guide to Travel – It starts with internet searches, Google Maps and a good guide book

Let's start from the very beginning. I love travel tips that range from how to get free upgrades on flights, money saving tips, what to (and not to) pack and so on. I think it is equally, if not more important, to research your destination before you step out the door or buckle that safety … Continue reading A Beginners “beginner” Guide to Travel – It starts with internet searches, Google Maps and a good guide book

Solo? So Date-able

Don't underestimate your inner strength and adaptability. Just read this inspiring post about the joys and adventure that come with solo travel. It's difficult to take that first step, but once you do ... Don't forget to visit this blog for more travel inspired and relate-able posts!   There was an article published by Hostel … Continue reading Solo? So Date-able