Why Belize Makes for an Exhilarating Travel Experience

Pier in Belize

{This article on Belize was written for Albom Adventures by Sam of Soar Legs.} Belize is a tiny country on the eastern coast of Central America and is sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala. It has the Caribbean Sea to the east and a dense Central American jungle to the west. This small yet eclectic nation […]

Street Art of Central and South American Shared by Top Travel Bloggers

Valparaiso, Ecuador
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Bright, bold, and detailed, much of the Central and South American street art that I have seen appears to be quite elaborate. This is the third in a series of collaborative posts on street art around the world. The first was European Street Art followed by Canadian and American Street Art. What I find most interesting so far […]

Of Course We Visited a Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica

Old style coffee making at the Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica

We could feel the coffee plantation calling to us even before the Island Princess docked in Costa Rica. We are coffee drinkers, hubby to the point of coffee connoisseur. Looking at the list of shore excursions offered by the ship, we were tempted by the lure of a rainforest teeming with exotic animals, but coffee won out. […]

Visiting the Cruise Port of Puntarenas Costa Rica

The main commercial fishing area in Puntarenas Costa Rica

When I close my eyes and visualize Costa Rica I see a dense tropical rainforest teaming with colorful, exotic animals. My prior knowledge of this portion of Central America came from children’s books I shared with my girls many years ago. While interesting and fun, this visit was less than my ideal. As the Island Princess […]

Photo Tour: Crossing the Panama Canal on the Island Princess

Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal

Crossing through the Panama Canal was one of the highlights of our 19-day sailing on the Island Princess. An engineering marvel, the live commentary elicited excitement and wonder as we spent the day traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Here is a photo recap of our day through the Panama Canal. Rocket scientist hubby […]

SCUBA Diving and Getting the Bends in Bonaire

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It was many years ago, before I had children, even before I met my husband.  I was on a SCUBA diving holiday with my best friend in Bonaire, it’s a Dutch island about 50 miles north of the Venezuela coast. That’s me in red and black: Someone even got a shot of me under the […]