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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

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

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

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

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