Natural Seaside Beauty – Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove, Canada It took me 50 yrs to visit this historical gem in my own backyard of Nova Scotia, Peggy’s Cove! Established in 1868 this small rural fishing community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay is still home to a few local lobster fishermen but tourism is the main draw now. Peggy’s…

Semuc Champey Nature Preserve

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala While dropping into Antigua, Guatemala for the 3rd time in 6 months. Yes I love this mountain city surrounded by active volcanoes with warm days and cool nights it’s magical here! More on that later. I kept hearing the same buzz from fellow travelers again and again. You have to go to Lanquin and travel into…

Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua…Do You Dare?

Leon, Nicaragua Monster Mercedes Ride Think tobogganing on high grit sand paper at over 50 km/hr after you spent an hour hiking to the top with all your gear in tow! By the way, it’s an active volcano and a hot humid 90-degree day. Do you dare? Welcome to Volcano Boarding outside Leon, Nicaragua on…

Christ of the Mercy Hike

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Well it’s a beautiful morning and I think I’ll finally tackle the hike up to Christ of the Mercy statue perched high on the cliffs overlooking the bay of San Juan and the beach. It’s one of the first things you notice when you arrive here in town. The colossal…

The Majesty of Volcán Arenal

La Fortuna, Costa Rica I find myself loading into another shuttle van in San Jose for the 90 km trip to the north western region of Costa Rica to the small town of La Fortuna. I’ve heard through the grapevine that it is a great place to spend a few days hiking around Arenal Volcano National Park. Little did I…

DTouz With Doyle E

Placencia, Belize  I did a lot in my 2 weeks in Placencia but running into Doyle E Gardiner was a treat. I think Jim and I had a few too many beers and rums with him at the Barefoot Beach Bar! His official office. Doyle is a great guy, a skilled guide and loves sharing his…

A Day In The Ruins

Orange Walk, Belize Today we are setting out for a day at the Mayan Ruin Lamanai in the Orange Walk district of Belize. My first Ruins and our trusty cab driver is shuttling us there and we’ll be getting a bus home. About 6 hrs there and back. It’s my first trip to a Mayan Ruin…