Category Archives: America

Hotel Review: Xanadu Island Resort – San Pedro, Belize

Hotel Review: Xanadu Island Resort – San Pedro, Belize

After a week in the jungle of Belize, now it was time to check out an island boutique hotel we had heard a lot about. A resort that has been awarded for being eco-friendly and for its excellent service. Xanadu Island Resort in San Pedro, Belize on Ambergris Caye stands out also for its rather unusual ecoContinue Reading

Snorkeling & Diving at Hol Chan Marine Reserve – San Pedro, Belize

Snorkeling & Diving at Hol Chan Marine Reserve – San Pedro, Belize

After spending a few days in San Pedro, Belize – talking to our hotel staff and other travelers – it became obvious that diving and snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve was the thing to do. The dive site was so close to our hotel that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Boy were weContinue Reading

Mud Massage in the Jungle of Belize

Mud Massage in the Jungle of Belize

When I first checked out the Maruba Resort Jungle Spa website, what jumped out at me was their Mood Mud Massage – a mud massage with a body painting! I was absolutely intrigued. Not one to pass up an opportunity to try something new, I simply had to do this. Hearing other guests at Maruba sayContinue Reading

A step back in time – into the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, Belize

A step back in time – into the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, Belize

Traveling to Belize was on my itinerary, and as I usually do, I did some reading up about the place. An article on the Mayan ruins in Altun Ha caught my interest. I found out that until the 1950s, the Belizeans were unaware of the ancient Mayan civilization’s presence in Belize.. The ruins were discovered while theContinue Reading

Diving in Cozumel – Another Dream Come True

Diving in Cozumel – Another Dream Come True

Our 3 month adventure in the Riviera Maya was sadly coming to an end. There was no way we could leave without scuba diving in Cozumel, one of the top diving destinations in the world! This being our last week, we kept the best for the last. I know, you’re probably wondering why wait soContinue Reading

10 Alluring Jungle Lodges and Resorts in Belize

10 Alluring Jungle Lodges and Resorts in Belize

What can a Belize vacation offer you? Well, yes, Belize may be small, yet you will find the forests here are lush and left pretty much as nature intended them to be. Now, place in this ideal surround, eco-friendly stays, jungle lodges and resorts with the best service you can get in the middle of nowhere.Continue Reading

Luxury on Soliman Bay, Tulum – My Review of Jashita Hotel

Luxury on Soliman Bay, Tulum – My Review of Jashita Hotel

In my search for a unique hotel in Tulum, Jashita jumped out at me for it’s superb location, and for being the only hotel located on the beautiful Soliman Bay. That was enough to make me want to stay there! On learning more about their beginnings I had nothing but respect for the owners. Jashita was originallyContinue Reading

Belize – 10 Irresistibly Unusual Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Belize – 10 Irresistibly Unusual Luxury and Boutique Hotels

With its wonderful weather and  environment – Belize is the perfect alternative to the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America, a fact that enhances its appeal as a vacation destination. Of course, there is always the dilemma one faces in choosing a place to stay in. Belize has both jungle and beach,Continue Reading

The Underwater Museum Cancun – A Museum Like No Other

The Underwater Museum Cancun – A Museum Like No Other

As I was planning my trip to Mexico, I looked up some of the things to do in Cancun. There is really a lot to do here. But what REALLY stood out for me was the Underwater Museum Cancun. I searched for all the information I could about this wonderful artificial reef created out ofContinue Reading

Take in the Riviera Maya with a Local Quickie

Take in the Riviera Maya with a Local Quickie

While I was looking for a sailing tour around Playa del Carmen, I came across Local Quickies. Of course it was the curious name – ‘Captain Quickie’ – that really aroused my curiosity (Oh I bet it would have aroused yours too!)  I needed to find out who this guy was, so I decided to meet the Captain beforeContinue Reading