Archive for the ‘Central and South America’ Category

Lost in Belize VI: Following the Chocolate Trail

Lost in Belize VI: Following the Chocolate Trail
By Holly C. Corbett LG Executive Editor ***** The district of Toledo, cradled between the Mayan Mountains and the Caribbean Ocean, is a 50-minute flight from Belize City and has been called the birthplace of chocolate. Ancient Mayans once used the cacao bean as a currency, and even wore it as jewelry....
March 16th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda
I admit it: the biggest reason I visited Punta Gorda, Belize’s smallest and southernmost town, was because I was following my stomach. Well, I was actually  following the cacao trail to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and there’s a place in town that calls itself  “the...
March 12th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Belize, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Belize III: Where to Eat in Ambergris Caye

Lost in Belize III: Where to Eat in Ambergris Caye
Though traditional Belizean cuisine features many fried dishes, such as the fry jacks or fried corn tortillas, there’s plenty of healthy fare to be found in Ambergris Caye, such as grilled red snapper caught daily, tropical fruits platters, and conch ceviche. Here’s a roundup of my favorite...
March 9th, 2010 | Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews | Read More

Lost in Belize IV: Balancing Your Mind-Body-Spirit

Lost in Belize IV: Balancing Your Mind-Body-Spirit
source: goambergriscaye.com Scuba diving. Kayaking. Parasailing. There are plenty of adventures to be had in Ambergris Caye, but the island’s idyllic scenery and the locals’ slower pace make it a natural setting for letting go of stress. Here are some spots that’ll help get you back...
March 9th, 2010 | Belize, Cabins & Camping, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Fitness & Workouts, Hotels & Resorts, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Lost in Belize II: Where to Stay in Ambergris Caye

Lost in Belize II: Where to Stay in Ambergris Caye
by Holly Corbett LG Executive Editor I’ve made my way to what some Latins call La Isla Bonita (a.k.a. “The Beautiful Island”).  Lapped by an ocean that’s the underside-of-an-aquamarine-stone green and decorated with coconut trees on white-powder beaches, it’s easy to see...
March 5th, 2010 | Caribbean, Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Spa & Beauty | Read More

How to Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief

How to Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief
  The view from a hike we took in Chile in December by Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor The outpouring of generosity to the people of Haiti from the whole world, but especially from Americans, has been heart-warming.  Now the people of Chile are hoping that “earthquake fatigue” has...
March 1st, 2010 | Chile, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost in Belize I: Diving the Blue Hole

Lost in Belize I: Diving the Blue Hole
I’d always wanted to see Belize after hearing Jen and Amanda’s tales of petting nurse sharks and doing wall dives when they visited before our round-the-world trip. So I made my way to the small country (roughly the size of New Hampshire) and the only English-speaking nation in Central America...
February 26th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Central and South America, Lost Girls, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail
Rachel Hunt is a native Oregonian who has stumbled her way across four continents with designs on the other three. Having haggled in the souks of Oman and wrestled caimans in the Amazon, she is constantly in search of her next adventure. In the meantime you can find her blogging on The Matchbox Dairies...
February 23rd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, Peru | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans
Nancy Yeomans has run more than 20 marathons, as well as countless shorter distances, all around the world.  She can be found living and running in Newburyport, Massachusetts when she is not traveling.  Nancy is an Air Traffic Controller by day and a Travel Agent by ‘moonlight’. *** I’ve...
February 19th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Greece, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Peru, Travel Philosophy | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 2.18.10

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 2.18.10
By Molly Fergus LG Travel News Editor Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here…. Naples’ pizza policy Here’s a deal we can really stand behind: The European Union last week gave Naples pizza the...
February 18th, 2010 | Canada, Food & Wine, Italy, Peru, Weekly Travel News | Read More