Overland Tips: Belize Guatemala Border Crossing

To help fellow overlanders as they pass through Central America, I wanted to publish my notes about the Belize Guatemala Border Crossing (from Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize to Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala). This was a pretty quick and easy crossing that we somewhat spontaneously decided to do pretty late in the afternoon… Which is not something we normally do, …

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Belize

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Belize

When most people think of visiting the Caribbean, they imagine a tropical island like Jamaica or the Cayman Islands. However, to get a taste of that tropical paradise, you might want to consider a trip to the small coastal country of Belize in Central America… As a few plusses, the country uses the dollar, English is the official language, and …

18 Incredible Places to Visit in Nicaragua

18 Incredible Places to Visit in Nicaragua

When most people think of Nicaragua, they associate this Central American country with political unrest, usually centering around the U.S. involvement in fighting Communists in the 80s. Because of that, Nicaragua isn’t on most people’s must-travel list. But it should be because there are truly some incredible places to visit in Nicaragua. Yes, the country might not be quite as …

Mexico Belize Border Crossing Info

Overland Tips: Mexico Belize Border Crossing

In an effort to help fellow overlanders with the sometimes complicated border crossing procedures, I wanted to share my notes and experiences regarding the Mexico Belize border crossing since we were driving to Belize (and beyond) on our Central America road trip. This information pertains to the Chetumal border crossing, although the Mexican town where the border actually lies is …

12 Incredible Places to Visit in El Salvador

12 Incredible Places to Visit in El Salvador

If you’re like most people, the idea of visiting El Salvador probably seems a bit sketchy at first. After all, isn’t the area unsafe for tourists? While the country may not be the world’s top spot for safety and stability, it’s far from the crime-ridden landscape that the media makes it out to be. Indeed, that’s one of the biggest …