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Isla Holbox: Mexico’s Hidden Paradise

By Alexandra Champagne | Oct 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Holbox, Mexico

Isla Holbox: Mexico’s Hidden Paradise The Yucatan Peninsula is the most touristic part of Mexico and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean coast. From Cancun to Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Mexico has built a reputation for prime all-inclusive resorts locations. The lively country, the beaches, the food and…

Lake Yojoa: The Nature Destination of Honduras

By Alexandra Champagne | Oct 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cascada El Cacao, Santa Barbara

Lake Yojoa: The Nature Destination of Honduras After spending 6 weeks in the Bay Islands of Honduras, it was time for me to move on to another destination. I questioned traveling inland Honduras for a while because so many people had told me how dangerous it was, even Hondurans from the islands. I spent a…

Honduras: Scuba Diving in Roatan

By Alexandra Champagne | Oct 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Roatan, Honduras

Scuba Diving in Roatan, Honduras After spending three weeks in Utila, a friend convinced me that I needed to visit Roatan to experience some of the best diving of the Caribbean sea. Since I had just gotten my PADI Advance Open water certification I wanted to put it to use and explore some deep diving…

Getting PADI Certified in Utila Honduras

By Alexandra Champagne | Sep 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Utila, Honduras

Getting PADI Certified in Utila Utila is renowned as one of the cheapest places of the world to get PADI certified. It’s a great stop for backpackers and way cheaper than its sister island, Roatan. Everyone in Utila is there to scuba dive or to party, but sometimes it almost feels more like a party…

Renting a Private Island in Honduras

By Alexandra Champagne | Sep 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
sandy cay

Renting a private island in Honduras Have you ever dreamed of having your own private island? In Honduras you can rent a private island for 140$/night. I never thought it was actually possible to rent one for a few days, but while in Utila I met an awesome group of people who were going to…

Rio Dulce: Guatemala’s Best Kept Secret

By Alexandra Champagne | Sep 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
rio dulce

Rio Dulce: Guatemala’s Best Kept Secret Rio Dulce is Guatemala’s best kept secret! The “sweet river” winds its way from the Caribbean through the southeast of the country through Lake Izabal. There are plenty of places to stay, some closer to town, but the best ones are hidden further in the jungle and accessible only…

Celebrating Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

By Alexandra Champagne | Sep 4, 2016 | 2 Comments
Antigua

Celebrating Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala Antigua is the old colonial capital of Guatemala and it remains one the most beautiful colonial towns of all Central America. Not only does it have really impressive architecture, but it is also surrounded by beautiful volcanoes. I happened to visit the city during Semana Santa – Easter week…

Lake Atitlan: Guatemala’s Vortex

By Alexandra Champagne | Sep 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan: Guatemala’s Vortex Renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, lake Atitlan is Guatemala’s most popular tourist destination. Nestled between volcanoes, this is the deepest lake in Central America. This place is so charming that no matter how long you plan on staying, you can double that. Lake Atitlan is…

Semuc Champey: The Natural Wonder of Guatemala

By Alexandra Champagne | Jul 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey: The natural wonder of Guatemala Nestled in the Guatemalan jungle, in the department of Alta Verapaz, Semuc Champey is an impressive natural wonder. Semuc Champey, which means “sacred water” in the Mayan Kekchi language, is a natural 300m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabon River in a series of stepped pools of…

Caye Caulker, Belize: A Backpacker’s Paradise

By Alexandra Champagne | Mar 17, 2016 | 1 Comment
caye caulker, belize

Caye Caulker, Belize: A Backpacker’s Paradise Caye Caulker is the backpacker’s paradise of Belize. It is a small island with a Caribbean Rasta vibe and reggae music playing everywhere. It has crystal clear water, amazing marine life and the second largest barrier reef in the world. It’s also the only country of Central America with…