No matter what your age, the urge to explore this amazing planet never disappears. But as we get older, traveling can present some unique challenges. At Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, we believe that traveling is beneficial for people of all ages. In fact, we don't think that you have to wait until you're retired to travel – all you need is a passport and a curiosity to explore the world!
While Belize is widely known as a romantic getaway destination for weddings and honeymoons, it also has a lot to offer for solo travelers. Located just a short flight away from the United States or Canada, Belize is a tropical paradise where you can enjoy hiking through tropical jungles, scuba diving on the Northern Hemisphere’s largest reef, and exploring mysterious ancient Maya cities
Belize is a spectacularly beautiful country, and there are few better ways to explore it than by enjoying a scenic drive along the Hummingbird Highway. The Hummingbird Highway is a modern, paved, two-lane roadway that was inaugurated in 1994. The Hummingbird Highway measures approximately 53 miles (86 km) long and connects Belmopan, the national capital,
If you had to describe the climate of Belize in one sentence, you could say that it's very similar to South Florida. Officially, Belize is a sub-tropical country that enjoys warm weather year-round, gentle trade wind breezes, and a mean humidity of around 83%.
Thousands of years ago, the Maya empire stretched from Mexico in the north down to El Salvador in the south. They built enormous stone cities in the middle of the jungle, only to abandon them around the year 900 AD for reasons still unknown to modern archeologists.
You don't have to be a New Age hipster to know that spending time outdoors in a pristine, natural environment can do wonders for improving your psychological and physical health. If nothing else, just getting away from the demands of modern life helps people recharge, refresh, and restore their energy and good mood.
The unique geology of Belize means that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of caves across the country. Indeed, Belize has the highest concentration of caves in all of Central America. Many of these caves were used by the ancient Maya to conduct some of their most important religious ceremonies as the Maya believed that caves were a gateway to the world of the gods.
Take the adventure of a lifetime Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is not the only child psychologist on the planet worried about how quickly small children become addicted to technology. One-year-old toddlers master devices fast. Some become so conditioned to swiping screens, they have temper tantrums when the device is removed from their hands. It’s a
"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go," said Robert Louis Stevenson. "I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move!"
There's a lot of truth in that quote from the legendary author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Whether you're traveling 30 steps or 3,000 miles from your home, every step you take is a venture into the unknown. And one of the best places to explore is the eclectic Central American country of Belize.
June is a bit of a transition month in Belize as the country is moving into its "green" season. Belize receives roughly eight inches of rain in June, but most of that falls overnight or in brief downbursts during the hottest part of the day. Visitors to Belize can easily wait out the brief afternoon showers to enjoy a full day's worth of exploring and traveling in the country.