Category Pages For: LIVING Ideas

Special events and fun things to do


Roatan - West End - Mermaid
AUGUST 2017: OVERVIEW: I have already posted the GRANDPAcking Costs for Roatan. These demonstrate that GRANDPAckers cannot afford to LIVE on Roatan Island using our standard GRANDPAcking approach. However, it is such a unique destination that it is worth showing how GRANDPAckers CAN LIVE on Roatan on a GRANDPAcking budget with only […]

Roatan – Honduras – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget



Utila - Relapse - Hammock View
JULY 2017: OVERVIEW: I have already posted the GRANDPAcking Costs for Utila. These demonstrate that GRANDPAckers cannot afford to LIVE on Utila Island using our standard approach. However, it is such a unique destination that it is worth showing how GRANDPAckers CAN LIVE on Utila on a GRANDPAcking budget with only a […]

Utila – Honduras – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget



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



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DECEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: My sister and brother (and partners) joined me in Belize for Christmas 2016. One of our planned ‘special events’ was a trip over the Guatemalan border to see the Maya Ruins at Tikal. We planned to base ourselves in San Ignacio, Belize […]

Tikal – Guatemala – Day Trip from Belize



Kayak to Livingston - 3
DECEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Punta Gorda (Belize) to Livingston & El Estor (Guatemala) by water taxi (lancha). In Livingston I stayed in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Hotel y Restaurante Casa Escondida. I paid US$33 / night for a Twin Room with Fan […]

Rio Dulce – Guatemala – A Lakefront Hideaway



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NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Uxmal, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the La Casa del Mago. I booked the Mago at a 26% discount: MXP764 / night (US$38). This included a Continental Breakfast. On arrival, I was ‘upgraded’ to a room at the Lodge. Uxmal was the […]

Xpujil – Mexico – Calakmul Maya Ruins



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NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Merida, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Doralba Inn. I booked the Doralba at a 58% discount: MXP469 / night (US$26). This included a Buffet Breakfast. I had some fun in Merida at the Procession of Souls. It was time to head […]

Uxmal – Mexico – Maya Ruins



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OCTOBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from El Cuyo to Rio Lagartos by public transport (local buses). El Cuyo was a very quiet fishing village on Mexico’s northern coast with a nice surf beach. It offered good value ‘living’ and a laid-back lifestyle. In El Cuyo, I stayed […]

Rio Lagartos – Mexico – Information