UNESCO World Heritage Site #3 – Belize Barrier Reef

click photo to enlarge The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, behind the the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. While sailing down the coast of Belize this past summer my friends and I were able to do quite a bit of snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef. I snapped this picture of my friends snorkeling over the reef from our sailboat at one of our many stops. You can read the […]

9 Interesting Facts About Belize

Continuing my “Interesting Facts…” series, I’ve put together a list of 8 facts about the country of Belize. I had the pleasure of visiting Belize this past June and thoroughly enjoyed this country. 1. Until recent history, the country of Guatemala has claimed ownership of much or all of present day Belize territories. The Guatemalan claim rests on a treaty with the United Kingdom, which the Guatemalan government claims was violated, granting them the territory. After Belize claimed its independence […]

11 Things that Didn’t Make it Home: The Central America Casualty List

To be totally honest, upon returning from 5 weeks in Central America, I felt pretty lucky to have all of my most valuable belongings still with me. I didn’t have any problems with my laptop and no one tried to snag my debit card or passport. These had been the main worries and I was happy to have had them all on my return flight with me. There were a few smaller items, however, that weren’t as fortunate and didn’t […]

Things I Bought for Less Than $3

Travelers are almost always on some sort of budget. We try to make the money we’ve set aside stretch as far as it can possibly go, enabling us to see as many places as we possibly can. With that in mind I’ve compiled a list of a number of things I was able to purchase in Central America for under $3. Some things on this list aren’t a huge surprise, but there were a couple of times I was baffled […]

Sailing the Coast of Belize

While in Belize my friends and I took a three day sailboat trip down the coast of Belize. This was easily the highlight of our time in Belize and possibly the highlight of the entire trip up until that point. You can read the original post here for a bit more background info but you can watch the video below. [youtube][/youtube]

Sailing the Coast of Belize

Four days ago I boarded a sailboat at 8:30am in the morning for what would end up being my most memorable experience of my trip so far. We were set to sail down the coast of Belize from an island called Caye Caulker, to the small town of Placencia over the course of the next three days. I had seen the pictures and heard the stories of the places I was going to see, but seeing a picture and experiencing […]

Leaving on a Sailboat

Just a quick post. I’ll be leaving from Caye Caulker, Belize tomorrow on a 3 day sailboat trip. We will be stopping on some other cayes but from my understanding I’ll be without internet until thursday night or friday morning. Hopefully by then I’ll have an awesome post of the sailboat trip but until then be sure to read up on everything else I’ve done this past two weeks!

I Wanted to Go Slow, But Not That Slow

For the past 3 days I’ve been in Caye Caulker, Belize, which is an island located just off the mainland of Belize.  Throughout the trip so far, whenever we had met someone who had been to Caye Caulker, and we mentioned the fact that we were going, we were told, “be sure to just go slow”.  It was almost as if “go slow” were some sort of password we would need to get onto the island.  Many people explained that […]