Archive | November, 2012

Guide to Caye Caulker

After spending 10 days in Caye Caulker, I must say that it should be on every backpacker’s itinerary if they’re heading to Belize. However, I could have been better about traveling on a budget. Here’s how you can save better than me: General Tips Buy one bottled water at a restaurant, then buy a gallon […]

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How I helped to save a drifting boat

Disclaimer: The following story contains some foul language and has had names changed. Fate can be a bitch sometimes. I believe we’re all meant to be at certain places and times in our lives. For me, that meant forgoing scuba diving to signal someone to help rescue my boat. The day began with a cold […]

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Caye Caulker Hangover: Party on the Budget

Every morning, I wake up with a hangover from the night before. The ocean breeze fills my hut, and I realize that I’m quite cold because I didn’t put a blanket on when I stumbled in. This has been my way of life for the past few days on Caye Caulker. But aside from non-stop […]

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End Trip Budget

I should probably keep a better eye on the budget. After traveling seven weeks on the West Coast, I went over budget by $51.88. The biggest expense was food, which took up 29 percent of my budget. Had I followed my advice and ate Subway or fast food every night, I probably could have brought […]

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Coming back home

I have to say that it feels quite weird to be back home after seven weeks on the road. The time has certainly been a whirlwind full of adventure, great people, haggling and life lessons. The bloggers I subscribe to say that travel teaches people about themselves. This can’t be more spot on. My nerves […]

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