Riding a Scooter in Bali

Riding a Scooter in Bali – Is it a Good Idea? In the beginning it felt like they were out to kill us in one foul swoop… cars, dogs, scooters, chickens, trucks, buses and bikes all sharing the one lane road coming at us in every direction. It’s easy to get distracted by the five year, Read More

We’re in Coba; a small Mayan town just two hours drive south from Cancun. This is the ancient home of the Mayans. We’ve come to learn about their life and traditions in their natural world – amongst the Cenotes and Coba Mayan Ruins. The city of Coba is a self-sufficient Mayan community living among, Read More

Cancun Mexico

Thinking of Cancun led us to think – wild parties, never-ending nightlife, glitzy Vegas style resorts, white-sanded beaches infused with the colour and flavours of the Mexican “fiesta” and drunken tourists. We said we wouldn’t go there… But we did…So why did we spend 3 weeks there? Cancun – Why on Earth did we go there?, Read More

This hectic travel life…Where on Earth are we?… Why haven’t you heard from us? Yes  – we have been absent and we’re sorry about that. This travel life is hectic, so this post is a quick roundup of the last 18 months and a sneak peek into some of the stories we’ve got in store for you. We left you, Read More

Grand Cenote Yucatan Mexico

In case you thought the Yucatan in Mexico was all white sand, and beaches… well, it’s not. Today we are at a cenote known as, the Grand Cenote.  We expected it would be a grand and gorgeous swimming hole – and it was. …but we were in for a very cool surprise! Grand Cenote, Read More

Swimming with Endangered Green Sea Turtles in the wild… for many of us would be a dream come true. When I heard we could swim with Green Sea Turtles, right off Akumal Beach in Mexico – I was ecstatic. I had dreamt about it for years, so I didn’t waste any time getting there., Read More

For millions of years, this mystical underworld stayed hidden deep underground in the Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico. It’s where the underworld meets the heavens. This womb of the earth is a sacred place to the Mayans who believed it was the doorway to the afterlife. We were exploring Mexico’s cenotes and caves, looking for, Read More

Ever wanted to swim with Whale Sharks… Everyone does, right? This article gives you the low down on what to expect, likely costs, trip planning tips and our experience swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico. Des has long talked about swimming with Whale Sharks and I always just assumed it was something he would do,, Read More

Day 200 of the Privileged Travel Life – still alive, not robbed, not kidnapped, not divorced, still fat.Back when we left New Zealand I had a vague notion that we might get to Antarctica by February 2015, haha – it’s pretty clear now that we will be lucky to get past Latin America –  maybe, Read More

Caye Caulker Caveman, Belize

We’re staying in Caye Caulker, Belize… and on our way home we meet the ‘Caye Caulker Caveman’. He’s a solid guy, with dark frizzy hair that’s sun bleached white on top… and a big smile that stretches from ear to ear… It turns out Caye Caulker Caveman is a true legend of the sea. Caye, Read More

I’d heard a lot about Caye Caulker (pronounced ‘Key’ Caulker) from travelers and everyone agreed that Caye Caulker was the ideal place for sun and low-key and anti-resorty fun. This sounded like us. Dreaming how I could jump from bed into the ocean for a dip in the early warm mornings. Our days in Caye Caulker were, Read More

Guatemala’s Tajumulco Volcano is impressive. A gigantic 13,845 foot peak that stands among the great giants of the Americas. Surprisingly, it is not so well-known among trekkers, despite it being the highest point in Central America. There were many volcanoes around Xela, but when we heard Celas Maya (our Spanish School) was planning a trip to, Read More