Relaxing on a Deserted Island

Last week I left off after telling you about the first part of our sailing trip – two snorkel stops and exploring a pretty beach. But there’s still so much left in our day! After we leave the beach, we have roughly an hour long boat ride to our next stop – a deserted island. I’m…

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Sailing Takes Me Away

Ahhh sailing. You’re the best. Well, more specifically in this case, boating. It’s not really a sailboat. Which is a good thing, because we’re going around the entire island today, and a sailboat may take awhile. We’ll spend the whole day circumnavigating the island of Roatan with several snorkel stops and lunch on a tiny deserted…

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Diving Mary’s Place

As I mentioned in my post about Prince Albert Wreck, Mary’s Place is one of the dives I most want to do on this trip. So I’m thrilled when Emma meets a bartender at Sundowner’s who also happens to be a dive master at Barefoot Divers, the shop closest to these dives. He offers to extend…

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A Beautiful Wedding on the Beach

It’s a beautiful day for a wedding! After our morning dive, it’s time for the main event. The reason we’re all on this island. The Wheeler-Jones wedding, of course! The wedding is at Sunset House, about halfway between West End and West Bay. Fortunately the water taxi is only $3 per person and drops us…

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It’s Time for Turtles!

Today’s post is all about the turtles! I don’t really know why I find these guys so appealing, but any time I see one while diving, I just want to swim along with it, wherever it may go. We see turtles on four of our dives. Below is a selection of my favorite photos. There…

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Wreck Diving – Spooky or Intriguing?

You better check yourself before you wreck yourself! Yes, I think I’m hilarious. Today I’m sharing photos from our wreck dives. We end up diving 2 wrecks in Roatan – El Aguila and Prince Albert. During my planning for this trip, I read through 100 Diving Sites: Underwater Paradises Around the Globe for any recommendations of must-see dive…

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Diving Roatan’s Spectacular Reefs

It’s time to dive under the sea! I’ve been undecided on how to share photos taken on 10 different dives with you. I have nearly two-thousand pictures split between my trusty GoPro and my new Canon D30 waterproof camera. Our dive master Fernando, called me the paparazzi. Yep, I sneakily stalk fish and other sea creatures in…

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Caribbean Vibes in West End

I know you probably won’t believe me when I tell you this, but it’s been almost a year since I’ve had a real vacation. I’m really looking forward to a few weeks off in Central America. I have done quite a bit of traveling this year, but some of it was for work and the rest was…

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How/Why – Roatan, Honduras

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite photos from Roatan, Honduras with you! I also want to share a bit more of my thought process around why I choose the locations I do, and how I plan my trips there. Obviously as I mentioned in my trip announcement post, I chose Roatan because…

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On the Road Again…Honduras and El Salvador

I’ve had a few of these trip announcements this year, and I’m excited to bring you one more! Tomorrow night, Emma and I will be flying to the island of Roatan, off the coast of Honduras, to celebrate the wedding of our friends Shawn and Danyeal! They got engaged on Roatan last year and are…

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