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Hiking the Highest Volcano and Zip Lining Costa Rica Jungles

In Adventure, Central America, Costa Rica, Travel by Katelyn10 Comments

Back in May 2011 I had the opportunity to participate in a medical mission with International Service Learning, an NGO that offers volunteers practical experience through medicine, education, and community enrichment programs in developing countries in Latin America and Africa. Originally I was planning to go in January 2011, but due to a major snowstorm that shut down the East …

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A Night in the Jungle at Tikal Inn, Guatemala

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For our one splurge night on our Belize/Guatemalan vacation, Lindsay and I stayed at the Tikal Inn in Tikal National Park in Guatemala. Tikal National Park is located in the Peten region of Northern Guatemala and is home to the largest excavated Mayan ruins. Only about 25-30% of the area is uncovered and the rest of the vast ruins lie …

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How Much Does a Vacation in Belize Cost? A Breakdown of My Trip Expenses

In Belize, Central America, Guatemala, Travel by Katelyn9 Comments

  Belize is one of the more expensive Central American countries along with Costa Rica and Panama. Like any touristy area, there is a high and a low season with prices to match. Lindsay and I traveled to Belize during the “shoulder” season between high and low season. Low season usually begins when the rainy season starts in Central America …

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Day 4: Welcome to San Pedro, Belize

In Belize, Central America, Travel by Katelyn3 Comments

Lindsay and I woke up in our Belize City Hostel, the Sea Breeze Guesthouse, after a solid night of sleep. I actually woke up about an hour earlier than Lindsay and wrote in my travel journal on our balcony. Our balcony shared a door with our next door neighbor. He came out and we chatted a bit. He’s from Los …