The travel blogosphere is awash with lists of the world's best beaches. From the Maldives to the Galápagos Islands, every nomad has their own top 5, 10, or 50 to evoke envy in readers. Each list is limited by the writer's own travel experience, and that's what makes them unique. I haven't been to the … Continue reading My 10 Best Beaches
There's much more to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula than the long beaches, all-inclusive resorts and Spring break parties it's famous for, and the majority of travellers who flock to Cancun or Playa del Carmen for a week in the sun miss out on the best the area has to show. Rich with Mayan heritage and rewarding … Continue reading Yucatán’s cenotes and ruins
Belize is Central America's only country whose official language is English, rather than Spanish. The relatively young country's colonial history features the British, the Spanish, and even a territorial claim by Guatemala in the 1980s, however its independence was finally won in 1991. More culturally diverse than most other Central American countries, there are Latin, … Continue reading Quiet Belize
I sometimes wonder whether I can trust my memory of Guatemala, given the mental health issues I experienced when I was there. In my memory, the sun shines brighter there than anywhere else, the lakes I swam in were more blue and the trees I climbed more green, and everything tasted fresher. My energy level … Continue reading Flying high in Guatemala
Flying low over the Caribbean in daylight is always a beautiful experience. Not long before landing in Havana's José Martí International Airport, I looked out the window of the Air France 777 I was travelling on to see the Bahamas stretched out in stunning blue and turquoise water below. Any delusion I was under that this … Continue reading Cuba Libre!