Introducing our Guides Corner...


We've just created a 'Guides Corner' on our blog - a place where we'll share thoughts, stories and findings from the field, and an opportunity for you to know your guides a little bit better.

Our leaders love to share their stories, and take great pride in making your travel experiences as enjoyable as possible.   With backgrounds as biologists and teachers, photographers, fishermen and explorers, our trip leaders and guides bring unique perspectives and invaluable insights into the areas and cultures where we travel.

National Geographic Names Belize Top Ten Winter Trip

Share: Blue Hole - Lighthouse Reef, Belize.  Photo Credit:

A New Beginning - The December 21, 2012 Maya Winter Solstice



This Friday at the stroke of solstice (4:12 a.m. Mountain Standard Time), the Maya Long Count calendar will complete the cycle of the 13th B'ad'tun. If you follow Maya prophesy, this is supposed to be the end of the world as we know it.  The modern Maya scoff at this prediction and will tell you that this event marks a new beginning and a chance to leave the past behind.  It is a time of hope and renewal.

Try A Belize Rebalancer... Bite-sized Adventures For Busy Lives


Belize, October 23, 2012. Island Expeditions has created bite-sized vacations that  infuse fun and adventure into time-stretched lives. Travelers can choose from three to six day Belize getaways that drop you into a fantastic world of coral reefs, Mayan culture and tropical wildlife. Rebalance life with more of the world and less of the office.

Lamanai: One Of The Best Maya Sites in Belize


I’m often asked what the “best” sights in Belize are and my typical answer is “everything.” And, while I truly mean that, I do recognize that not everyone can just drop life back home and travel Belize indefinitely.

Lamanai Lamanai Masks -- Flickr/linpadgham