Travel Shot | Boquete, the darling of the retiree in Panama

Boquete in western Panama is a small, quiet town, known for its temperate climate, picturesque setting and friendly locals and not too far from the border with Costa Rica. But for how long? The American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) have named Boquete as one...

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Twelve Forts and Castles from Around the World

A photo essay featuring twelve forts, castles and palaces that we have explored on our travels There are forts and castles of some description in many countries the world over. We are never going to see them all but when we know there is either a castle or fort nearby...

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Travel Shot | Iglesia de Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango (Chichi) in the highlands of Guatemala is famous for its huge Thursday and Sunday markets, which extend in all directions from the steps of Iglesia de Santo Tomas, the church in the photo. To get a shot like this however, you need to either stay...

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Travel Shot | Looking down on Semuc Champey in Guatemala

Arguably the most beautiful spot in all Guatemala, Semuc Champey is one tough place to reach but once you finally get there, it is equally as tough to tear yourself away. Semuc Champey is in fact a natural limestone bridge, 300 metres in length. Underneath this...

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Lesser-visited colonial towns in Central America

There are several, justifiably popular colonial towns in Central America, with Antigua in Guatemala and Granada in Nicaragua topping the bill but there are also a number of lesser known towns that see fewer tourists and are often great places to break a journey from A...

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Exploring the Somoto Canyon in Nicaragua

Hiking, wading and floating through Nicaragua’s Somoto Canyon Somoto Canyon National Monument, to give it its full title, is a huge gorge located in the northwest corner of Nicaragua. Reportedly one of oldest rock formations in Central America, the canyon is only 55km...

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2014 in Photographs

It’s not in my nature to use words like awesome or epic but looking back at our 2014, less-enthusiastic words just don't do our travelling year justice. Twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s certainly going down as the year we packed in the most...

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Travel Shot | Coca-Cola Girl – El Quiché, Guatemala

These three photographs were taken at the market in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala. El Quiché, as it is known locally, is only 19 kilometres north of Chichicastenango (‘Chichi’), a popular tourist destination renowned for its vibrant Thursday and Sunday markets but,...

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Travelling by Chicken Bus in Central America

There are those who say you haven't travelled in Central America until you've travelled by chicken bus. And whilst it does sound a little bit travel snobbish, I am inclined to agree. It is certainly one of those quintessential Central American experiences that, one...

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