As the U.S. Dollar takes a pounding in some countries, Central Americans are still loving the greenbacks. Promoting these “third-world” destinations is daunting – but do-able. The advertising slogans concocted by many tourism boards sound forced and downright silly, but one that Honduras espouses in some of its materials is simple and rings true: “One […]
Finally, after setting out in February to take on Central America, I have made it to my second country in the region – albeit only 10 minutes from the Guatemalan border. A very simple stroll between two gates took care of immigration. Though at least they looked at my passport, unlike the Mexicans. Copan is […]
At luxury hotels, there’s something of a formula: the latest electronic gadgets, check. Personalized service, check. Luxurious linens, lovely room design, delicious food, check, check check. Maybe I’m jaded, but doesn’t it get a little same-old, same-old after a while? What’s really rare is a place that provides true luxury outside this conventional mold — […]
Exploring Mayan ruins. Day-long hikes through ancient rainforests. If you love activity-based, cultural travel, the country of Honduras is for you. Even with the current state of the economy, Honduras is a quick and affordable get-away– one that feeds your soul and eases your mind… Budget Traveler (4-6 Days) You fly into San Pedro Sula […]
Sitting down at a local restaurant on the Island of Roatan, I shift my gaze past the waiter over the railing to the seashore. I see the moonlight reflecting over water leading my eye past the horizon up into the starry cosmos as it looks so relaxing. I sip my monkey la-la (a delicious island […]
The commercial fish farm Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish, S.A. de C.V., in El Borboton, Honduras, is using fish guts – heads, skins, and internal organs – to produce biodiesel.
Where did they come from? Where did they go, and why did they leave? These are the fundamental questions that have perplexed archeological scholars regarding the Mayan civilizations of Central America. We booked a trip with Overseas Adventure Travel for February of 2009 to explore the most significant Mayan ruins in four countries: El Salvador, […]
Stauffer started Casa Corazon in 1997. Since then, the volunteer group has brought about 75 children to the United States to undergo surgery.
I just had breakfast with a monkey. Of course, that’s what my girlfriend says almost every morning. But in this case it’s a white-faced spider monkey, who has come down from his perch 10 metres above to join me. It’s my last day on the island and the first time I had seen him, clambering […]
When I first arrived in Honduras, I headed to La Ceiba, the gateway port for the Bay Islands. Located off the north coast of Honduras, the Bay Islands is formed by three small Islands, Utila, Roatan and Guanaja. I headed to the smallest of these three, the next morning I took the one hour long […]