Tag: independent travel

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala There are few places left in the world today that will envelop you in as much splendor and natural beauty – without crowds and tour buses – as Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.  Below are five reasons why […]

Best Restaurants for Backpackers in Flores, Guatemala

Best Restaurants for Backpackers in Flores, Guatemala

Best Restaurants for Backpackers in Flores, Guatemala The island of Flores on Lake Peten Itza is a top destination for those traveling to Guatemala. Especially for those wanting to see the majestic, lost world of Tikal, an ancient Mayan city, deep in the jungle. The […]

Top 3 Restaurants in Merida Mexico

Top 3 Restaurants in Merida Mexico

Top 3 Restaurants in Merida Mexico The city of Merida in Mexico has around 1,000 restaurants. There is a restaurant for everyone here, ranging from street food to resort-style places. You can feel a little overwhelmed when trying to find a place to eat lunch […]

A Beginners Guide to Eating in Mexico

A Beginners Guide to Eating in Mexico

A Beginners Guide to Eating in Mexico Even if you eat plenty of Mexican food in the United States the transition to the Spanish menus at Mexican street carts and local restaurants can be daunting.  Here is a beginners guide to eating in Mexico and […]

What To Drink in Mexico

What To Drink in Mexico

What To Drink in Mexico Whether you need to stay hydrated, cool your mouth down, or get a good buzz going these are some of the common beverages you will encounter in Mexico. We hope you enjoy our guide on what to drink in Mexico.  […]

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins The ruins of Coba are from the pre-columbian Mayan civilization, estimated to have about 50,000 inhabitants at the time, and are characterized by large limestone structures built in a similar fashion to other Mayan ruins, with […]

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico Unfortunately most people skip over this majestic town in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on their way to more popular destinations such as Cancun or Merida. Valladolid is the perfect image of a picturesque town, and was named after the capital […]

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide We decided to skip Cancún and head straight to Playa del Carmen. There are some minor tourist safety concerns in Cancún as of late (2017) and we really weren’t looking to share our vacation with thousands of other tourists, we wanted […]

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide A 45 minute drive from Playa del Carmen brings you to the next stop our travels through Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum. Most come here to visit Tulum National Park, which has 13th century Mayan ruins from a Port city located along […]

HDR Photography in 3 Easy Steps

HDR Photography in 3 Easy Steps

HDR Photography in 3 Easy Steps When I first installed Instagram I noticed that many of the photographs were beyond amazing.  Many of them had a super-realistic feel to them that I had never seen in photography.  At this time I had never even heard […]