Palenque, Mexico

Gorgeous Palenque is the stuff of legions, with just five per cent of the site excavated you gain an understanding of the size and complexity of the Mayan empire. The pyramid-temples are set… Continue reading

Indiana Jones meets Iguanas in San Ignacio

The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave is an unforgettable experience and a highlight of my travels so far. In a scene from Indiana Jones, this tour involves hiking through the jungle, crossing chest… Continue reading

Caye Caulker, Belize

Paradise doesn’t come much closer than this. With “Go Slow” as its motto, snorkelling to rival none and seafood fresh from the ocean, Caye Caulker is a place to come for a few… Continue reading

Blue Hole Dive, Belize

Divers flock to Belize for the Blue Hole and while I enjoyed the dive, I personally found it underwhelming. There was little to see apart from large stalactites, visibility was disappointing and the… Continue reading

Coba and Tulum Ruins, Mexico

  An hour bus ride from Tulum, Coba ruins is a gorgeous Mayan site spread over a large area on the edge of a lagoon and surrounded by jungle. It takes about three… Continue reading

Tulum, Mexico

With beachside ruins, cabanas, cenote diving, Akumal’s turtle beach and Coba’s ruins all closeby it is easy to spend a week relaxing and enjoying life in and around Tulum. Most of the hostels… Continue reading

Diving Isla Mujeres, Mexico

A gorgeous island just a 20 minute boat ride from Cancun. It has lovely beaches, stunning water, a laid back feel and is minus the high rise developments and tacky tourist attractions of… Continue reading

Valladolid, Chichen Itza and Cenotes

Valladolid is a beautiful small colonial town that is the gateway to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam and a number of nearby cenotes. With cute squares and churches, chocolate… Continue reading

Cancun, Mexico

Vegas meets Australia’s Gold Coast on the shores of the Whitsunday’s Whitehaven Beach. The beach itself is stunning with picture postcard white sand and crystal clear aqua coloured water that stretches for miles.… Continue reading