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Itinerary Day Eight in Belize: Hanamasi Resort Snorkeling

Our last full day in Belize – we couldn’t say goodbye without a little bit of beach time. So, what better than a day at the beach and going snorkeling?

Snorkel with us near Hopkins, Belize after the break >>


Itinerary Day Seven in Belize: Waterfall Cave Adventures


There was no doubt we needed some beach time before leaving Central America. Of course, that meant we only had one last adventure before our vacation was over. Which to pick, which to pick – Black Hole Drop or Waterfall Cave?

Runa and I spoke to several groups at our lodging about which they preferred. Both adventures were highly praised as favorites, but the Black Hole Drop seemed like a steep hike following by just a rappel. So, we opted for the waterfalls – I love the water anyway, especially in this humid, hot heat. Bam, done.

Waterfall climbing, cave hiking and rock-top dining, after the jump>>

Itinerary Day Six in Belize: A Day at Caves Branch

For ease and lack of time, my friends and I settled on Caves Branch – nine days in the jungle!!


Many families and couples that we spoke to at the lodge told us that they had split their time between the jungle and the beach during their time in Belize. I planned this trip in the middle of working the Sundance Film Festival and didn’t think that far ahead. I even had to Skype with Runa in London during our taping of the Daily Buzz to grab her credit card info.

Needless to say, we didn’t regret one moment of our trip. Although next time, beach time would have to be a definite agenda item.

Anyway, on the day that Alex left for home (so he could get back to school), Runa and I stayed on campus.

Hang out at Caves Branch with us in photos after the jump >>

Itinerary Day Five in Belize: Mayans Ruins in Tikal, Guatemala


There’s nothing like getting a double stamp in your passport on a monumental anniversary of birth. My friends and I woke up at the incredible hour of 5:00AM to commiserate with another family of tourists for our long shuttle ride into Guatemala. Tikal National Park – here we come.

Photos of our trip to Tikal National Park >>

Itinerary Day Four in Belize: Water Caving at Actun Tunichil Muknal


So, by far, this was my favorite excursion while in Belize. And, ugh!! *throws fists in the air* at that tourist who fractured thousands-of-year-old ancientness

Journey into Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) with us after the jump >>

Itinerary Day Three in Belize: Inland Blue Hole & St. Herman’s Cave

On a lazy Sunday when Runa was arriving, Alex and I decided to stay near Caves Branch. The inland Blue Hole (not to be confused with the more famous Blue Hole in the ocean) was right across the street after we walked out to the main road. A quick breakfast….

Meats, potatoes, eggs, fresh fruits and fry jacks (typical of the daily Caves Branch breakfast buffet)….

And an made-to-order omelet later….

Belize Inland Blue Hole and St. Herman’s Cave in Photos >>

Itinerary Day Two in Belize: Cave Tubing and Zipline

Our first Caves Branch adventurecave tubing and zipline combo! After a relaxing day at the lodge, we were ready to embark on some fun.

Packed with Lisa’s borrowed waterproof camera, we boarded the tractor trailer and held on to the piles of tubes in the middle for our adventure.

A rundown of our cave tubing and ziplining adventure>>