Bites and Stings in Belize

Thousands of people dive in Belize’s Caribbean and hike its forests every day of the year without incident. This guide is only to let you know what’s out there, not to scare you into remaining in your resort.

Language in Belize: Speaking Belizean Kriol

Kriol is the first thing you’ll hear when you arrive in Belize—the accent, the intonation, and the sentences that chop away at articles and verbs. Here are some key words and phrases to get you started with the language.

Ecoutourism Treks in Guatemala

Community tourism initiatives, whereby local Maya guides take travelers to seldom-seen locales in Guatemala’s rugged countryside, make for some extraordinary cross-cultural opportunities. Here are some recommendations for where to start your trek.