Author Archives: Carmen Anderson

The Peruvian Amazon – An Adrenaline rush and a Culture crush!

The Peruvian Amazon – An Adrenaline rush and a Culture crush!

For years, it has been my wish to travel to the Peruvian Amazon. I popped that into my bucket list, of course, not knowing when that trip would materialize. So far, somehow, although I returned to Peru several times, it was always to my hometown, Trujillo, and usually on to Machu Picchu. But THIS tripContinue Reading

10 things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah besides skiing

10 things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah besides skiing

Utah is well known for its varied terrain – from stark deserts to pine covered mountains. It has vast national parks, and ever since the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been the winter destination for many skiing enthusiasts. I wish I could say I’m a great skier, but the thuth is I haven’t been able toContinue Reading

Glamour Primaveral – Spring Fashion Show in Trujillo, Peru!

Glamour Primaveral – Spring Fashion Show in Trujillo, Peru!

In case you have been wondering about my absence from the blog, I’ve been in Trujillo, Peru for the past three months. Trujillo is my hometown, the one I left more than 10 years ago. For various family matters I had to come back, cancelling other travel plans. Anyway, enough about me. This is about my hometown’s most popular event,Continue Reading

Xperience the Xpa at Xcaret , Mexico!

Xperience the Xpa at Xcaret , Mexico!

It’s almost impossible not to hear about “Xcaret” while visiting the Riviera Maya. Xcaret is an eco-archaeological park, located a few kilometers away from Playa del Carmen. A visit to this park is certainly the best way to experience the music, the food, the land, its history and even get pampered in a most unexpected and unusual setting. The SpaContinue Reading

Scuba Diving in El Nido, Philippines – The Best of Both Worlds

Scuba Diving in El Nido, Philippines – The Best of Both Worlds

Up until now, I thought that the Island Hopping tours around El Nido were the highlight of the trip to the Philippines. And then I went Scuba diving! I joined Deep Blue Seafari on 6 scuba diving trips, and I must say that El Nido offers you the best of both worlds: the chance to see the delightful underwater marine life and the amazing cliffs above water.Continue Reading

Island Hopping in El Nido, Philippines – Tour A

Island Hopping in El Nido, Philippines – Tour A

El Nido, Philippines is one of the most stunning places I have ever been to. If you read my previous post about Island hopping on Tour C, you know that there are four popular tours around El Nido, ordered by the letters A, B, C and D. All the tours are worth taking, but due to a time limitation, weContinue Reading

El Nido, Palawan in 10 Photos – Tour C

El Nido, Palawan in 10 Photos – Tour C

If there is a paradise on earth, I think this is it! God was very generous to the Philippines when it came to the distribution of islands and Palawan is the icing on the cake.  It is no wonder that Conde Nast Traveler readers have ranked Palawan as # 1 of the Top Islands in the world. The highlyContinue Reading

22 Photos of our Most Memorable Activities and Tours in Belize

22 Photos of our Most Memorable Activities and Tours in Belize

Our month in Belize was much better than expected. Our initial plan was to go diving in the Great Blue Hole, but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Luckily, there’s no shortage of exciting activities and tours in Belize. We took tours into the jungles, mangroves, cayes (islands), and some spectacular ruins. For such a smallContinue Reading

Hotel Review: Maruba Resort Jungle Spa – Maskall, Belize

Hotel Review: Maruba Resort Jungle Spa – Maskall, Belize

‘Belize Vacation on the wild side’ – this unique slogan caught my eye when I first saw the Maruba Resort Jungle Spa website. That looked interesting, actually more, it looked exciting. Truth is, the more we travel, the harder it is to find things that excite our interest. A Jungle Spa – I thought, whyContinue Reading

Gone fishing in Belize – A great way to experience the Caribbean Sea!

Gone fishing in Belize – A great way to experience the Caribbean Sea!

I have been on several memorable tours, but the Cook Your Catch tour out of Hopkins, Belize was so unique that it goes to the top of my ‘favorite tours’ list! What added to it was the unexpected drama as we set out. All that was missing was the movie camera and suspenseful music! The boat ride  –Continue Reading