Category Archive: Hiking

Volcanoes to beach, Leon, Nicaragua

León is a pretty but quiet colonial town with colourful architecture that is similar to Antigua and Granada. It is a gateway to Nicaragua’s stunning North West, the endless beautiful surf coastline which is… Continue reading

Guatemala Top 10

1. Hike Acatenango to get up close to Volcano Fuego’s lava eruptions 2. Visit the caves and swim in the stunning waters of Semuc Champey 3. Listen to the phenomenal sounds of the Howler… Continue reading

Canyons, cigars and coffee plantations, Nicaragua

Somoto Canyon and Miraflor Nicaragua’s best kept secret is the North West and home to Somoto Canyon, which was “rediscovered” by Europeans in 2004, and the beautiful cloud forest of Miraflor Nature Reserve.… Continue reading

Mexico Top 10

1. Dive or snorkel the Cenotes of the Yucatan 2. Walk the ruins of Palenque, Chiapas 3. Snorkel with dophins in Puerto Escondido 4. Sleep under the stars in the “estrellas” at Arquitecto,… Continue reading

On the edge of fire: Fuego and Acatenango Volcanoes, Guatemala

Trekking doesn’t come much more memorable than this. Fuego’s lava eruptions had been providing a fireworks display visible from Antigua for three weeks and culminated in its largest eruption in three years. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Fuego Erupts Near Antigua

Reporting for ABC News, I spoke to some of the hikers that were forced off the mountain when Volcan Fuego had its largest eruption in three years and rained ash on Antigua. Read the… Continue reading

World’s most beautiful lake, Guatemala

In the dark, I trudge up hill towards the summit of Indian Nose and the promise of a beautiful sunrise over the volcano crater lake of Atitlan. Behind me is my eight year… Continue reading

Xela and Tajumulco, Guatemala

Set in a valley surrounded by mountains, and dormant and active volcanos, Guatemala’s second largest city is a great base for learning Spanish, volunteering, relaxing in natural hot springs or hiking volcanoes. I made… Continue reading

Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

The stunning Hierve el Agua in the Sierra Norte mountains is a gorgeous place to relax away the afternoon. There is about an hour of hiking that can be done around the petrified… Continue reading

Hiking the Sierra Norte, Mexico

This is eco and ethical tourism at its very best. Many villages in parts of the Sierra Norte are well set up for hiking and there is no need to book in advance… Continue reading