We spent days searching for this permit! Well worth the wait!
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Julia Kocubinski
We headed out early again this morning, and headed southeast in the atoll. We came across this rather large lodge that is being built. Apparently it has been in the works for years, and is …
Princess treatment
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Diane Dusini
Surf day! We love Playa Hermosa and the weather is perfect. They have warned us the water is cold. . . 84 degrees is not this surfer's idea of cold! There are stingrays in the water though so we …
Permit on! Fishing in the lagoon at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
Today we went out with Dion on his boat to do some fishing. The weather was not cooperating all that much, and we spent the first hour or so just avoiding the rain storms. Luckily, they are small and …
They weren't kidding about the mud
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Diane Dusini
We have a leisurely morning and enjoy walking on the nature trails at the Lodge and Hope and Andy practice doing their yoga poses on the wooden bridge over the creek---warrior and tree out there in …
Curious blue footed booby
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Elizabeth Conway
Learn more about what to expect on Galapagos cruise in December The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the …
The view from the deck at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
We decided to take a down-day today, and just hang out at the lodge. We read our books, swam in the pool, wandered along the beach and did a little flats fishing right in front of the lodge. I had …
Arriving at Bartola
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Diane Dusini
Ever since our first trip to Nicaragua, Hope has been dying to go to Solentiname. We figure we are never going to get closer to those islands than we are now, so we arrange a boat trip there for the …
Leaving Belize City at sunset
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Julia Kocubinski
Evan got to do an extra day of fishing today! Turneffe is training a guide and since there was the space, he got to go out with Willy, one of the oldest guides at Turneffe, and Kimbral, who was just …
Unlikely friends
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Diane Dusini
After our action packed day yesterday, we sleep a little later and then Hope and I head to the butterfly farm where the owner puts out large pieces of fresh papaya and other fruit. Huge (I mean the …
Handling an urchin while snorkeling at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
We had booked a split-tour at Turneffe Flats, so we were going to do the Atoll Adventure package for the first few days and then fish for the latter half of the week. Today we were heading out with …
Graduation day on El Castillo
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Diane Dusini
Amazing day!! We took the boat down the river even further to the Indio Maiz Reserve were bored looking young army guys meet our boat at the dock for what will be the first of many checkpoints with …
Noted!
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we departed for Belize City after a leisurely breakfast. Along the way, we stopped at the Belize Zoo and saw all the animals we hadn't seen at Pooks, like crocodile, jaguar, tapir …
El Castillo from the water
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Diane Dusini
We're up early for a beautiful breakfast then off for our long van ride to San Carlos. We stop at a roadside fruit stand and have fresh coconut water right out of the coconut---not something I can …
Hiking along the Roaring River at Pooks Hill
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke early this morning to eat a hot breakfast and set off to the ATM cave. We arrived at the trailhead, where they were now building an welcome center and bathrooms. The first time I visited this …
Managua zipline!
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Diane Dusini
After Hope and I travelled to Nicaragua in March, 2012 with Adventure Life, we could not wait to go back and this time, we brought Andy along with us, making us ''Un Hombre y Dos Mujeres''!!! We …
Snorkel the reef
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Elizabeth Conway
Belize travel: Choose a reef-safe sunscreen to help prevent coral bleaching. We just received an email from one of our travelers, Mike Jarosick, who returned from a trip to Belize. Sharing our …
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Kassandra Miller
We check out of the hotel bright and early this morning and walk across the street with our belongings. It's a quick and dirty 12-ish hours back to Montana and we arrive home refreshed and happy, …
Our guide Miguel at Xunantunich
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke this morning to the sound of a howler monkey, in the trees above our cabin! Evan was glad I had explained their sound before we went to bed. It sounded like there were dinosaurs outside our …
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Kassandra Miller
Today is our last day in Nica. We decide that we haven't really had enough time to do any actual shopping. Beyond that first day at the Masaya Market, we haven't purchased anything at all and …
On our way to Pook;s Hill Lodge!
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Julia Kocubinski
We departed last out of Missoula, on our way to Belize! Evan and I spent our several hour layover playing pool and drinking microbrews in the Salt Lake Airport. Not a bad way to start our vacation! …
A nice hike with a beautiful view.
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Kassandra Miller
Finally, it rains today. This is supposed to be the end of rainy season and it's been hot and dry for the past 12 days. And when it rains in the highlands, it really rains! We sleep in, relax and …
In the middle of a large tree.
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Kassandra Miller
We say goodbye to the warmth of sand and water this morning. We have one final destination on our whirlwind tour of Nicaragua: the mountains near Matagalpa. We aren't really beach people, much …
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Kassandra Miller
Today, we set our sights on learning to surf! The breaks in front of Monty's are fairly small, great for beginners. Ian and I head out with surf boards and Monty for instruction. He gives us a …
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Kassandra Miller
I have a penchant for seriously off-the-beaten path locations. Not only do I want to go to Nicaragua, but I want to go to the most remote places in the country. Way up north is a little beach village …