Miami

Miami was supposed to be beginning of a grand road adventure through the USA. The start of a classic American Road Trip! However Miami almost brought about the end of a dream! Myself and Glen had planned, pretty much on a whim in Mexico, to do a road trip from Miami to San Diego! We…

Tulum

I visited Tulum on two separate occasions; the first time during my journey from Casa Guatemala to meet my mum in Playa del Carmen. The stay was short but sweet and I enjoyed my time simply on the beautiful beaches. However I missed out on the ruins this time and instead made a promise to…

Mahahual

Mahahual was decided as the next destination after Holbox simply because we wanted somewhere with a reasonably good beach, cheap food and a good atmosphere. The atmosphere left a little to be desired, it was super tranquil but definitely not a party-place, but two out of three isn’t bad! The beaches are absolutely stunning with…

Advanced Open Water Diving

I always planned to continue my dive education after initially completing my Open Water Course at Lake Atitlan, so after travelling around and doing some epic dives in both Cozumel and Mujeres with some newly qualified instructors it seemed a no-brainer to do the Advanced course. It wasn’t your average dive shop course so I can’t…

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox is most well-known as the place to go for a personal up-close encounter with some magnificent gentle giants; Whale Sharks. As a huge lover of sharks in general and my ultimate dream being to swim free with all varieties of sharks it was of course top of my priority list to visit this…

Trinidad

Trinidad was a quiet chilled out little town, perfect for wandering around and getting lost! It actually reminded me a lot of Antigua, Guatemala with its pastel coloured colonial buildings. However it had the added charm of vintage cars and that electric Cuban atmosphere. Despite reading other reviews that Trinidad has a high hassle factor…

Isla Cozumel

I headed to Cozumel with the initial plan to volunteer in a hostel and the try and stay put just for a little while! I had a workaway volunteering position in a nice hostel and I was going to attempt to do some extra work on the side as well to top up the funds….

Isla Mujeres

Mujeres provided an abundance of surprises and lots of unexpected fun; as a result it’s probably one of my favourite places in Mexico thus far! We stayed in Poc.Na Hostel which is probably the first Lonely Planet recommendation I have been to that has truly lived up to the hype and more importantly kept to…

Cienfuegos

We stayed in a town a little out of Cienfuegos called Cumanayagua where Dennis’ cousin Raciel lived with his wife, Katy and her family! We were lucky enough to be warmly welcomed in and we were given a room with mattresses on the floor for us all to sleep on in a sort of sleepover arrangement…

Viñales

Getting out into the wild lush green countryside of Vinales was the perfect remedy after the demanding hustle of Havana. As the name suggests the views from our Casa “Vista al Valle” (view of the valley) were stunning. In Pinar del Rio a northern province of Cuba, overlooking tobacco plantations and dramatic towering cliffs it…

Havana

Havana was a whirlwind that sucked me in from the very beginning, it had me feeling every emotion possible! From the very beginning landing at the airport and after waiting 2 hours for my backpack, I thought I was at rock bottom and had lost everything! Luckily I didn’t just resign myself to it and…

Varadero

Varadero is the iconic Cuban beach town, if your coming on a package resort holiday then this will be your destination. It has stunning beaches, plenty of souvenir shops and touristy bars and restaurants to fill many days. I didn’t expect to be blown away by the coastal town having just spent a lot of…