Category Pages For: Destinations

Day-to-day blogs about the places already visited


Roatan - West End 7
JULY / AUGUST 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In my “Beginner’s Guide” to Roatan, I provided information about: How to get from Utila Island to Roatan Island Why I chose West End What West End looks like Where to stay What ‘short term’ accommodation I found What ‘long […]

Roatan – Honduras – Information



Roatan - West End - Palapa Papas - Studio Hammock View
JULY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I spent 1 month living in an apartment on Utila Island. Utila was a pleasant place to stay … with a nice, party, SCUBA diving, backpacker ‘vibe’. It was time to move on to Roatan Island … to compare the two islands. […]

Roatan – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To ...



Utila - Main St West - 18
JUNE / JULY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In my “Beginner’s Guide” to Utila, I provided information about: How we got to Utila from Palenque, Mexico Staying in and getting a ferry from La Ceiba What different areas of the island look like Where to stay What ‘short […]

Utila – Honduras – Information



Utila - Public Beach 2
JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We spent a week making our way from Palenque, Mexico across northern Guatemala to La Ceiba, Honduras. Both San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba were ‘interesting’ places to say. Be cautious and stay safe. La Ceiba was our target destination … this […]

Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To ...



Palenque - Ruins - 14
JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We made our way from San Cristobal de las Casas to El Panchan by public transport. In San Cris, we stayed in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation: the Albufera Apartments. It was a small complex with about 8 apartments. Our 1 bedroom apartment came equipped with a kitchenette / […]

El Panchan & Palenque – Mexico – Information



San Cristobal - Walkway View 2
JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. For a detailed breakdown of Holiday and Retirement Costs, read about San Cristobal GRANDPAcking Costs. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Antigua, Guatemala to San Cristobal, Mexico by Shuttle Bus. The journey took 11 hours. ANTIGUA – GUATEMALA: I booked 3 nights in the […]

San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico – Information



Zipolite - Brisa Marina - Beach Hammocks
MARCH 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. For a detailed breakdown of Holiday and Retirement Costs, read about Zipolite GRANDPAcking Costs. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Zipolite, Mexico by Lancha, Shuttle, and long distance ADO bus. In Lake Atitlan, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the […]

Zipolite – Mexico – Information



San Pedro - A - 8 - Town from the East
JANUARY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: It is recommended that, if you plan to live in or travel in Central America for any length of time, you should try and learn some Spanish. I had already done Spanish Immersion Classes in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. I did nine 1-on-1 classes […]

San Pedro – Guatemala – Information & Spanish Classes