San Pedro, Belize: secret beach, scuba diving and swimming with sharks

The last leg of our Belize trip was to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye - off the coast of mainland Belize. We split our trip between the mainland and the islands off the coast of Belize. There is such a contrast between continental life and life on the islands in Belize, but it is worth seeing…

Exploring the ancient Lamanai Ruins of Belize

A short walk through a dense jungle canopy and we emerged to Mayan ruins towering above us – almost like a walk back in time. The monkeys could be heard howling around us while they protested our early morning arrival. We were at Lamanai Ruins in Belize. This tour is offered by a number of…

Tayrona Park: a jungle and beach adventure in Colombia

  When the opportunity to camp in a jungle, on the side of a mountain, overlooking a beach in Colombia came up, the obvious answer was YES! Now I should clarify that this was glamping and some very nice glamping at that! We stayed in the Ecohabs in Tayrona Park.  Tayrona offers stunning expanses of…

A hike to a frozen waterfall: Tews Falls

I get a little stir crazy during the winter months. Canadian winters can be too long. Recently we have received a warm spell in February, between freezing temperatures. I try and use this as an opportunity to get out and hike. There are lots of hidden gems in our own backyards. I often forget the…

Belize: staying in a monkey sanctuary in Bermudian Landing

Winter is when we do most of our international travel and following the last trip to Colombia, we were looking for a new destination.Unlike Colombia, we did not have any particular country in mind. After lots of googling and price comparison of flights, we picked Belize. It had everything we needed at the time: cheap…

Colombia: motorcycle adventure and finding Santa Veronica

Colombia was a whirlwind of places to visit. The last stop on our northern tour was a little town called Santa Veronica. You will not find this town on tour lists. Our hostel manager in Santa Marta had not even heard of it! We choose Santa Veronica because of its proximity to Xielo Skydive and…