Roatan, Honduras. No plans. No reservations. No local currency and not a care in the world. I never travel like that. I’m a planner. I like to know. I like to think about it and savour it. Winging it, it's…
More than caffeine, coffee is a morning ritual for me. The smell of it, the way it fills the room with a warm, heavy aroma. In my travels through Central America, I thrilled each morning to wake up to some truly outstanding coffee. Of the many, three stand out in my mind...
Deep in the Caribbean in the Bay Islands off Honduras is a living gem – Roatan, Honduras. A day of adventure and Island Cooking.
Recipe by reader request. The fruit of the sea... coconut-ed. So easy. Try it at home. Compliments of The Thirsty Turtle, Bananarama Dive's Eco Friendly Resort - West Bay Beach, Roatan Honduras.
The sun is thin, rising behind the mountains to the east that are the ridgeback of Roatan, a 40 mile stretch of land surrounded by reefs. The home beach - West Bay Beach is a sunset beach, shaded by the mountain in the early morning, it makes it a cool walk, swim or... run. It has been my practice for the last two weeks to go to the beach as the sun comes up and... move.
"In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway learned something about "bad luck" and getting kicked by life. He was struggling to make his mark as an author when disaster struck. He lost a suitcase containing all his manuscripts.
Roatan hits me like a heat wave. The island itself enchants and as we land sweet tropical air fills me with ease, it was a bumpy ride. We arrive after a full day in transit. Our last night in Havana was supposed to be a sexy romp in old Havana but a stay at the Historic Plaza Hotel can put anyone off “sexy".