Belize: Why to Stay on Caye Caulker

When I was researching where to stay in the Belizean cayes, all signs pointed to Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker for first-time visitors. My friend's sister recently stayed on both, and she recommended Caye Caulker for visitors interested in a slower pace and more boutique hotels, versus the big resort and party vibe of Ambergris …

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Belize: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

One of our day-long adventures from Belize's Caye Caulker was a snorkel trip through Caveman Snorkeling tours. I had never been on a guided snorkeling tour before, and I ended up completely amazed at all of the different species of animals, corals, etc. we encountered. The weather was perfect, the water was clear and blue, …

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Sunrise on the Summit: Haleakalā National Park

When we decided to take a long weekend trip to Maui, there were two things we prioritized - driving the Road to Hana, and hiking in Haleakalā National Park. One of the most referenced national park experiences was viewing sunrise from the summit of Haleakalā volcano at 10,000 feet. You need a reservation for this …

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Exploring Saguaro National Park’s West Side

After an incredible morning hiking to Seven Falls in the Sabino Canyon area, we made our way toward the west side / Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. I had originally thought we'd spend the afternoon hiking in this area, but our long morning hike and a transition to cloudy skies had us altering …

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