Review: The Crane Resort in Barbados

Here is our review and scoring of The Crane Resort in Barbados based on our stay in a One Bedroom Garden View King Suite with a Pool in February 2022.

Visiting Barbados: Pros and Cons

Last updated: February 2022 Originally Posted: February 14, 2019 Overview: Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean and populated by about 280,000 people. The island is formed by limestone rocks and measures about 430 square kilometers. Barbados is just north of the equator and far away enough from the hurricane belt that itContinue reading “Visiting Barbados: Pros and Cons”

Dining Guide for Barbados: Cheap Eats

Updated: March 22, 2022. There’s a lot to love about Barbados: stunning white sand beaches with calm azure colored waters, consistent warm sunny days, and it’s relatively cleaner and safer than other Caribbean destinations. Since Barbados doesn’t have many all-inclusive resorts, you need to fend for yourself when it comes to food. Barbados calls itselfContinue reading “Dining Guide for Barbados: Cheap Eats”

Planning a Trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize: 14 Tips

Ambergris Caye is the largest of Belize’s islands and the most visited. It is known for fishing, water sports, scuba diving/snorkeling and its beaches. San Pedro is the only town on the island and the hub for most things. In this post we share 14 tips to help you plan a trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize.

Planning a Trip to Belize: 10 Tips

In this post, we share 10 tips to help you plan a trip to Belize based on our recent one-week trip to Ambergris Caye (San Pedro).

The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel

Travel is our thing and has been for the last 15+ years. Throughout the years, we have perfected how to travel for short weekend trips, mileage runs, and longer around the world trips to maximize each moment and optimized each deal to lead us to the destination, not the other way around. 2020 was offContinue reading “The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel”

COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples

Recently there have been many news reports about countries that are planning to re-open to tourists, and the measures they plan to take in order to ensure the safety of both citizens and visitors. It’s been really interesting to see the variance in protocols being implemented – in some cases, the requirements have been veryContinue reading “COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples”

Destination Guide: Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley in British Columbia

In this post, we will tell you more about the Okanagan Valley and surrounding areas, including the Similkameen Valley to help you plan your visit.

Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?

Updated: FOctober 25, 2021 The first time we encountered that mass of seaweed known as “sargassum” was in Barbados in 2015; it seemed to have appeared from nowhere and just kept coming every day, making it unappealing to swim in the ocean and lounge on the beach where we were staying. Since then, we’ve beenContinue reading “Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?”

Overtourism: Did “Eat Pray Love” Ruin Bali?

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 Overtourism is becoming a problem in many tourist destinations around the world and it has been getting more coverage in the media the last few years. One place that we love and have visited where overtourism is a problem is the island of Bali in Indonesia. In the last fewContinue reading “Overtourism: Did “Eat Pray Love” Ruin Bali?”