Travel Theme: Trees

April 24th is National Arbour Day (that’s tree day to us common folks). As my dad used to be a Tree surgeon, or Arborist to you fancy folks, I’ve somehow inherited a bit of a soft spot for trees, thanks to him. In fact, If I see a tree that I think is particularly interesting…

Jaguar Hunting

Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, Belize. Visited 31March-3April 2014 I hitched a short way south to Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary in Stann Creek, which is also the worlds first Jaguar Reserve. It was surprisingly easy to hitch here, I got a pick up truck all the way to the village of Maya Centre, just outside the reserve. From there…

Variety is the Spice of Life…

Hopkins, Belize, Visited 25-31st March 2014 …Or at least that’s what they say. I have yet to find somewhere in Belize where that’s more true than the Garifuna Village of Hopkins. I ended up staying for 5 nights, longer than I had anticipated, as I enjoyed it there so much. I stayed at the Funky…

I am Sailing…

Caye Caulker to Placencia, Belize. Visited 22-24 March 2014 I decided to head south from Caye Caulker with Liberty Sailing, and I definitely made the right decision. 3 days of sailing, snorkelling, and fresh fish with 2 nights camping on tiny island atolls on the way sounded like a novel way to travel. It was really relaxing,…