If you find yourself with three months to see the best of Central America, what sort of route should you follow?
While most people do not consider Mexico part of Central America, the city of Cancun is the perfect starting point for your trip thanks to cheap flights from around the world.
The city is famous for spring break trouble, but the town of Tulum offers a more tranquil alternative. After a few days sleeping on the beach below Mayan ruins, head down to Belize to visit Caye Caulker and indulge in some amazing fishing, snorkeling and diving.
From Belize, cross into Guatemala and use the charming island of Flores as a base for a trip to the spectacular pyramids of Tikal. Further south lie the amazing rock pools of Semuc Champey, and no trip through Central America would be complete without a visit to the colonial town of Antigua.
Keen divers should head to the Honduran island of Utila, while surfers might prefer to visit the beaches at El Tunco in El Salvador. From here it’s down to Nicaragua, where the volcanic island of Ometepe is a must see. Just to the west lies the surf and party town of San Juan del Sur, where you can let off some steam.
Cross the border and visit the Costa Rican jungle at Pacuare Ecolodge, before crossing over to Bocas del Toro in Panama. Finish your trip with a few days in Panama City before flying home or continuing your voyage to Colombia!
Frasca Food & Wine isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. Crafted by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the posh eatery features cuisine from a specific region of Italy. The menu is comprised of food primarily created in the sub-alpine Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Because of this, it stands out among a packed crowd in Boulder’s ever-expanding dining scene.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of beach season. Although the temperatures start to dip, there is still plenty of European coastline ripe for swimming and sunbathing well into September. Take advantage of cheaper, off-season airfare and jet to one of these European beaches before fall weather makes its way south.
Stay safe and germ-free the next time you travel with PlaneAire Surface & Air Purifying Travel Mist. The lab-tested and scientifically proven formula kills nearly 100 percent of the surface bacteria travelers encounter in airports, planes and hotels, while still being organic and all-natural. The formula includes a blend of just six certified organic essential oils and ingredients from organic fruit, but still manages to kill serious bacteria and viruses, from staph and MRSA to salmonella. There are no harmful chemicals like alcohol or bleach.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.