Barton Creek Cave Tour in San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio, in the Cayo District of Belize, is an ideal place to base yourself in Belize’s lush interior as it’s central to many of the area’s day tours and attractions. One such attraction, Barton Creek Cave, sparked my interest as a former Mayan ceremonial site and for the opportunity to go canoeing, an activity I find relaxing and good for families. Continue reading “Barton Creek Cave Tour in San Ignacio, Belize”

A Preview: Belize and Guatemala

Every winter I try to escape the cold and go somewhere warm. Last year I escaped to a balmy Portugal as a belated birthday getaway, but this year Mark and I decided to do a bit of a bigger trip. We settled on Central America, a region I am eager to explore more of, and after realizing Costa Rica might break our budget, we decided Belize (with a short side trip to Guatemala) would be just the right fit. Continue reading “A Preview: Belize and Guatemala”

Noelle Across The Pond in 2018

As someone who tends to do well with following through on doing things once I’ve verbalized them (or written them for anyone on the internet to read!), my travel goals each year are important for me to accomplish. In 2017, I made it to every destination on my list sans Austria, so I’m setting the bar high for myself in 2018 as well. Continue reading “Noelle Across The Pond in 2018”

Small City Charm in Marietta, Ohio

Marietta, Ohio is the kind of place that once you’ve been, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make it there sooner. Named as one of “Ohio’s Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine, Marietta is the kind of place where you come for the charm but stay for the community. Continue reading “Small City Charm in Marietta, Ohio”