Archive for the 'Speciality Travel' Category

Remote Maya Ruins of Central America

Scattered throughout Guatemala, Belize and Mexico are a great variety of fascinating ancient Mayan ruins.  The most popular sites, such as Tikal (Guatemala), Palenque (Mexico) and Caracol (Belize) have become rather too frequently visited by tourists.  Even worse are the throngs of holidaymakers who take day trips from the dreaded Cancun (Mexico) to visit the […]

Tailor Made Holidays & Travel to South America at a Discount

This is a naugthy article of mine…. Having worked as a tailor made travel consultant for the UK’s top South America specialist tour operator, I know what goes into the making of a tailor made holiday.  Here I offer you a very easy method by which anyone can book budget or luxury tailor made holidays […]

Getting Off The Beaten Track - But Where?

For years Latin America has been a popular backpacking destination, with hordes of young backpackers travelling to the same places, along the same routes, staying in the same hostels.  How, and where, can one get off this “Gringo Trail”, whose photos, stories and tales are almost invariably very similar? Here’s some country by country suggestions […]

Travelling by Train

Train travel is often a mode of travel ignored by visitors to Latin America, who normally get about by bus or plane.  This is a shame - there’s plenty of useful train routes, and it’s often a comfortable and exciting way to travel overland.  Plus, you don’t have to put your life in the hands […]

Dark Tourism

Dark tourism is a type of tourism involving travelling to places usually associated with death, grief or suffering.  Here’s some scary suggestions for dark travellers to Central and South America.  Your Gran just wouldn’t understand…

5 Suggestions For Mad Modern Day Adventurers

All these five suggested trips are, to varying degrees, totally mad. However, they are all perfectly possible to arrange for wannabe modern day explorers / adventurers.

Choosing a Tour Operator

Advice on booking holidays to Central and South America through a tour operator, and how to go about choosing a company.

Best Surfing Destinations

This is a guide to the best surfing destinations in Central and South America, covering Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Chile.

Unique Christmas Vacation Ideas

While the sizeable majority of the world spend Christmas at home, round the tree with the extended family, many choose this holiday period to get away. Here’s some suggestions for unique Christmas’s that can be spent in Latin America.

Spas & Yoga Retreats: Costa Rica & Mexico

Latin America is full of luxurious hotels but when it comes to spa hotels and yoga retreats, two destinations clearly stand out - Mexico and Costa Rica. In South America itself, there are very few genuine yoga retreats. For the ultimate relaxing vacation, here’s a few suggestions for those looking for a yoga retreat […]