The endangered Hawksbill sea turtle is just one of the amazing creatures you can see while SCUBA diuving in Utila.

Dive Shops in Utila, Honduras

Competition between shops is fierce in Utila, where inexpensive Open Water certification is a big business. Here’s a round-up of recommended dive shops, all of which are PADI-certified and have similar prices for services.

An empty city street focused on the white towering facade of the town church.

The 10-Day Best of Honduras

Honduras is a place best taken at a leisurely pace, to really enjoy those soporific tropical vibes. With 10 days, it’s easily possible to have a vacation combining several different activities and parts of the country, at a relatively relaxed pace.

Political satire is a popular theme for the monigotes and años viejos. Photo © Amy E. Robertson.

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador: Embracing Local Culture

Instead of singing “Auld Lang Syne” when midnight strikes in Ecuador, residents set dummies on fire. Read on to learn more about the country’s biggest tradition on New Year’s Eve as Amy E. Robertson shares her experience of the holiday in Quito.

A woman stands with her young son on the porch of a simple house painted a lively teal.

Coming Full-Circle: How Volunteer Vacations Impacted My Life

Good volunteer vacations give travelers the opportunity to insert themselves into the local reality and meet locals on their own terms. Moon author Amy E. Robertson shares her own personal experiences with volunteer vacations, from building homes in Honduras to monitoring political elections in Ecuador to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the United States.

A yellow macaw with brilliant blue wings perches under a thatched straw roof.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

Embarking on a volunteer vacation gives you the opportunity to help those in need as well as explore new terrain. Author Amy E. Robertson outlines ideas for projects ranging from community development to wildlife protection. Learn more about the many options for your international volunteer experience.

An undeveloped golden sand beach with driftwood and palm trees on shore.

Why Volunteer During Your Vacation?

Travel becomes transformative when you share experiences and integrate with the people, culture, and environment of the place. Amy E. Robertson shares how volunteer vacations convert the tourist into the traveler, allowing you to experience a destination and connect with locals in a new way.

Moon Volunteer Vacations in Latin America

Moon Volunteer Vacations in Latin America is the ultimate guide to the best volunteer experiences available in Latin America. Seasoned volunteer Amy E. Robertson shares her own expertise while inspiring readers to choose the right volunteer placement for their specific interests. Broken into chapters based on destination, the book gives a comprehensive overview of the […]