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Tikal – A nature lovers guide

Tikal – A nature lovers guide

Tikal is surrounded by jungle making it not only a great site for archaeology but also nature. Dating back to around 1000 BC Tikal wasn’t a thriving city until fairly recently in 700AD. It was one of the most powerful cities in the Americas with…

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal – Stay in Tikal overnight

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal – Stay in Tikal overnight

Staying overnight in Tikal is a great way to beat the crowds and experience the Jungle that the ancient city is surrounded by. In our first couple of hours in the area we saw coatis, spider monkeys, howler monkeys and many birds. But what are…

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

I’d heard and read horror stories about the shuttle from Flores to Lanquin. “The worst experience of my life” and “A drive from hell” were common phrases but I didn’t actually think it was that bad. Maybe it was the local collectivo we’d been in…

10 Tips On How To Book The Best Hotel Anywhere And Avoid Overpaying

10 Tips On How To Book The Best Hotel Anywhere And Avoid Overpaying

Booking a great place to stay is a minefield. Will the bed be hard? Is there hot water? Will the bathroom be down a dark jungle path with snakes? True story. Even the experts get it wrong sometimes, but when you’re constantly travelling you get…

How to book cheaper accommodation and travel for FREE!

How to book cheaper accommodation and travel for FREE!

Ever wondered how people can afford to travel all the time? Think they must have secret rich parents or a lottery win nobody knows about? Well I’m here to tell you it’s easy to travel cheaper and even for free. Yes free, like zero pennies.…

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Honestly I didn’t know a lot about Belize before we came. I knew it was small just 400,000 people, locals speak English and there’s a big blue hole. That’s pretty much it. It turns out Belize is one of the most underrated backpacker destinations in…

10 Tips For Taking Photos Underwater

10 Tips For Taking Photos Underwater

Photography on land is one thing to master but the underwater world throws up a huge amount of new problems making getting the perfect shot that little bit harder. It’s not impossible however to get great photos under the waves. Here are some easy tips…

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

There are many blog posts about how to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker with the various options and routes to take. Most go on to explain the option that takes the ferry from Chetumal to Caye Caulker. At $55 (plus the ADO bus and…

5 day trips from Havana

5 day trips from Havana

Havana has so much to offer but even the most hardened tourist might need to take a day off from the busy city. Luckily there are some great places nearby that you can get to experience the ‘real Cuba’ away from the rest of the…

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

While Cancun is famous for its all inclusive resorts I’d heard from many travellers it’s not the best place to be a backpacker. So where else can you stay on the peninsula? Here’s a run down of some of the most popular as well as…