Getting Off the Beaten Path in the Dominican Republic

Most people who visit the Dominican Republic fly directly in and out of Punta Cana and never visit the rest of the country. Most people are unaware of the rich history of the country and the historical sites such as Alcázar de Colón in the country’s capitol, Santa Domingo. This was the home of Diego Columbus, Christopher Columbus’s first-born, gifted to him from the Spanish King … Continue reading Getting Off the Beaten Path in the Dominican Republic

The Experience Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna), Costa Rica

Before I get into driving from San Jose International Airport to La Fortuna, let me provide some context. I was traveling with my husband and we flew in on a red eye flight from San Francisco via Los Angeles. We arrived in Costa Rica at about 7am…so we were tired but also super excited to start our Costa Rica holiday! Also, really I’m describing the … Continue reading The Experience Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna), Costa Rica

Deciding Where To Travel: Panama, Costa Rica or Belize?

I’ve seen a lot of people ask this question on TripAdvisor and I debated a lot about this too, when I was planning my trips. Belize, Panama and Costa Rica all seem very similar especially due to their proximity to one another. Now that I’ve been to all 3 countries, I feel more equipped to help people understand the differences and similarities amongst them, in … Continue reading Deciding Where To Travel: Panama, Costa Rica or Belize?

Everything You Need to Know About The ATM Cave, Belize

Hi everyone, I’m back today to talk about the ATM cave in the Cayo District of Belize. I recently went on this truly unique adventure and left feeling completely exhilarated! I have to be honest. We went to Belize for Christmas and New Year. Earlier in the year we went to Costa Rica. At that time we were debating between Costa Rica and Belize and … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About The ATM Cave, Belize

Things To Do on Caye Caulker For The “Outliers”

Like many people whenever I go on vacation, I do some research beforehand – things to do, sites to see, where to stay, places to eat etc. My recent trip to Caye Caulker was no different. I went on TripAdvisor. I read blogs. And there were two items in the “Things To Do” lists that appeared in almost all of the articles that I came across: … Continue reading Things To Do on Caye Caulker For The “Outliers”

How To Get To Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker

All international flights arrive into the Belize City airport Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). After you clear customs which took us all of 15 minutes, you collect your bags and off you go. Most tourists go 1 of three ways: head to the islands (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker) head to San Ignacio head east to Placencia, Dangriga, Hopkins During my visit … Continue reading How To Get To Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker

Girl in ocean surrounded by starfish

Photos from Starfish Beach, Panama

Starfish Beach or Playa Estrella is on the less exposed side of Isla Colón. It’s the perfect place to claim your own little section of paradise and have a picnic and enjoy the calm turquoise waters. The beach is shaped like a Bay and doesn’t catch any swell so the ocean is yours to frolic, wade, and relax in. I loved all the Starfish but … Continue reading Photos from Starfish Beach, Panama

Womens Guide to Packing for Costa Rica

Costa Rica is covered largely by rain forest and if you’re going there for holiday, chances are you’re going to be visiting one of the many beautiful national parks. {Rain Gear} a good rain jacket. Before heading to Costa Rica I read a lot of articles about what to pack and many suggested ponchos, like these cheap ones you can get at Target. I don’t … Continue reading Womens Guide to Packing for Costa Rica

Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

La Fortuna Waterfall (aka Catarata Fortuna) is one of the most visited waterfalls in Costa Rica. It’s about 75m (~246 feet) and sits at the base of the dormant Chato volcano. When I was researching this, the posts made it seem like the steps are really difficult and rugged. They’re not. This is a touristy destination and the steps are man-made. There are a lot … Continue reading Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica