After our adventures in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve we made our way down the mountain into the town of San Ignacio and the Clarissa Falls Resort and Campground.  We used the raft on the river as a launchpad to cool down and clean off the sweat and dust from the mountain roads before our border crossing the next day. The following morning, and on our way to the Belize-Guatemalan border, we hit a

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What do Canadians do after spending some good quality time at the beach?  Head into the mountains, of course!  From Hopkins Village we took the gorgeous Hummingbird Highway across Belize with a slight detour through the fascinating area called Spanish Lookout, otherwise known as "Little America."  All of a sudden we came through the jungle and into what looked like a town in Middle America.  There were tractors, rolling hills, and Steves's Diner.  (It may

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We (Richard, Ashley, Wilson, Sarah) were sitting down to dinner at Backpacker's Paradise when Wilson proposed the unpaved Coastal Highway as a route to get to Hopkins Village the following day.  After a teeny bit of hesitation, and some Google imaging, we decided to go for it.  Boy are we glad we did.  Apparently words like "worst road ever," "lots of rocks," "vehicle damage" and "regret" did not discourage us from choosing this road less

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We honestly didn't know if we were going to head to Caye Caulker or not.  The island is a fantastic tourist destination and was bound to be expensive.  We went anyways and it was worth every penny. After saying a quick goodbye to the truck we left Backpacker's Paradise and headed towards the water taxi dock.  An hour ride on the Thunderbolt I (powered by 3x 200hp Yamaha outboards) brought us to San Pedro on

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Yes, we did it.  Funny blog post name about Belize:  Check!  We spent 4 months in Mexico and, although we loved it, were ready to explore some new territory. As soon as Ash’s parents were on a flight back home we blasted out of the Yucatan ASAP.  It was time to get on with our regularly scheduled adventure.  Our last stop in Mexico was Chetumal.  After a quick four hour drive on the straightest and

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