Central America & Caribbean Travel

Is Cancun Still the Ultimate Spring Break Party Destination?

Is Cancun Still the Ultimate Spring Break Party Destination?

If you’re looking for the ultimate Spring Break party trip, but don’t want to break your budget, then you’ll probably be joining the flocks of young, wild, sun-seekers and heading south of the border to Mexico.  I was recently invited by Oasis Resort Hotels to check out the party scene, and their newly renovated resort hotels(…)

Great Travel Photos with Simple Cameras: Ecuador

Great Travel Photos with Simple Cameras: Ecuador

My number 1 tip for aspiring travel photographers: You do not need expensive or complex equipment to take great travel photographs! In fact, sometimes bulky and complex gear may even prevent you from capturing a fleeting moment. The only things you do need are: Good luck/light/the right weather/an interesting subject The ability to visualize (or(…)

Lisa DeChavan’s Road to Volunteering in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Lisa DeChavan’s Road to Volunteering in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Finding myself ‘treading water’ in what I refer to as the “Lake of Debilitating Comfort Zone”, coupled with the timing & opportunity to break free, I decided it was time to shake the U.S. 5am-7pm monotonous workweek, dust off of my habitually bare feet & take flight over the proverbial Rainbow. Growing up, writing came(…)