--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Dileep Bhandarkar After breakfast, many of us went on a 3 hour city tour visiting the buildings around Plaza de Armas, the Sara Braun City Cemetery, and Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. We returned to the hotel around … Author Julia Kocubinski We had an early morning departure today for Belize City. We took our time through the mangroves, saw a couple more manatee, and then cruised the 30 miles back across the ocean. A quick and beautiful … Author Diane Dusini Hope and I take a run and decide to use things in the town along the way to do strength training like push- ups and tricep dips on an old cannon. I am sure people think we are nuts.
We venture to … Author Dileep Bhandarkar After more than 24 hours travel from Seattle and 3 flight changes in San Francisco, Lima, and Santiago we arrived in Punta Arenas around 2 pm. The Antarctica XXI staff was waiting for us in baggage … Author Julia Kocubinski We went out today to the same area we had been yesterday, south of the lodge. Dion took me out flats fishing, and I got my first shots at bonefish on the flats! I had a couple on, but couldn't … Author Diane Dusini The last time we were here, we fell in love with the town and Hope actually took the initiative to find out what projects and programs were going on for children here. She connected with Barrio … Author Dileep Bhandarkar It all started with the 4 am alarm and we were ready by 5 am for the taxi to show up for the half hour trip to SEATAC airport. The flight out seemed to be on time. What a relief! But after checking … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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, … Author 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 …