Since we have already been in Iceland for five days and are behind on posting – this entry has to be short and sweet, just like our time at home. After six months in Latin America, we decided it was time for a short break in Vancouver before continuing our trip through Europe and Asia. We booked 35 days at home and they flew by. While there were plenty of things we didn’t get the chance to do or the people we didn’t get the chance to see; we had a wonderful month at home. Besides plenty of family dinners (July is full of birthdays!), relaxing, and getting ready to travel again; we spent a weekend on Nelson Island, went sailing and white water rafting and went to Whistler.
Sometimes you don’t need to fly around the world to a new country to try something you’ve never done or something exhilarating and fun. Sometimes, you can just drive up the road from your hometown. With that in mind, my dad, step-sister, brother & girlfriend and Dan and I booked a morning trip with Canadian Outback Rafting for the Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator trip. Continue reading
After a 12-hour journey from San Igancio, Belize (and four buses) we arrived in Playa del Carmen – our one week vacation spot. During our relaxing week in Playa del Carmen, it rained over half the days. Now, if we’d actually been on a one-week vacation (like most of the tourists here) we’d have been very upset – but given we were just here to chill out and enjoy some spicy Mexican food before flying to Cuba, we weren’t too concerned. It did however mean that we didn’t get up to a whole lot. We had planned on visiting Cozumel and maybe a couple cenotes but we axed all that. On the few sunny days we had, we ventured down to the Mayan ruins of Tulum, visited Akumal for its beach and sea turtles and hit up the beaches in Playa – which were absolutely covered in seaweed that the stormy weather brought in. We also ate out at least once a day, breaking our “we cook 80% of our meals” rule – oops. But Mexican food is just so tasty. And Mexican ceviche – omg.
We were in Cancun for a week at an all inclusive resort for a friends wedding where Dan was one of the best men. We decided to extend our stay an additional week for two main reasons: one, we wanted to have time to visit Chichen Itza (listed as one of the “New7Wonders of the World” and secondly, it would give us a chance to see more time to explore the “real” Mexico – and really, why not spend an extra week in Mexico if you can! Continue reading
I first heard about flyboarding / hoverboarding about a year ago when I saw this video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMaDhkNJA2g
So when I saw it for rent on the beach in front of our resort in Cancun, I had to try it. The first 10 minutes were pretty rough as I could barely get out of the water and balance, but once I got the hang of it, the instructor let me do underwater dives and even a couple backflips! Continue reading