Diving in Belize – The Politics of Hunting Fish

Diving in Belize:  A trip report from the BlueJacket ighthouse Reef has always been a very special place to Sue and I. It’s an absolute jewel in the Caribbean with fantastic diving. Other than Bonaire we haven’t found any place that compares to it. Three live-aboard dive boats and many day-trip dive shops make their […]

Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Natural Reserve – Life After Captivity

he Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Natural Reserve in Copán is a nine-acre paradise nestled in a narrow canyon carved by a river of crystal-clear waters. The owners, Lloyd Davidson and Pat Merritt, have rescued more than 20 species of rare birds that are sheltered here in huge aviaries. Towering trees, gorgeous flowers, including a […]

Ixpanpajul Natural Park

t Ixpanpajul Natural Park in Petén you can swing through the trees, go mountain biking, horseback riding, or just swing in a hammock. Ixpanpajul sits on 450 hectares of nature preserve Safari truck used for the nightly Spotlight Tour Swinging through the jungle treetops on the Tarzan Tour. It occurred to me just before stepping […]

Santiaguito Volcano

mere infant in geologic time, the Santiaguito lava dome is a steam- spewing, smoke-belching spectacle just outside Quetzaltenango in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. Rising more than 8,000 feet above sea level, Santiaguito (Little St. James) is one of the world’s most active lava-dome com- plexes, consisting of several jagged peaks that have been forming in the […]