Author Archives: Reliable Joe

Tri-state trippin’ USA

Reliable Joe took a classic road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles through California, Nevada and Arizona. Swinging by Yosemite, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon were the highlights but RJ was also blown away by some of the … Continue reading

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Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma is a magical place. Any guidebook or tourist who has spent any time here at all will tell you as much. The tiny town centres around just a few main streets and only received an ATM in 2009 (a … Continue reading

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Costa Rica (first entry) & Bocas del Toro, Panama

The classic view of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. Monteverde Cloud Forest. It is also home to the famous Monteverde Canopy Zipline, one of the longest and highest in the world. Photos of RJ zipping through the trees to follow. … Continue reading

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua is mainly about volcanoes, so here follows a few pictures of Leon and Granada – the main tourist towns on the pacific coast – followed by several pictures of volcanoes both active and dormant. The most strenuous volcano hikes … Continue reading

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Honduras

We arrived in the charming town of Copan in order to visit the Copan ruins – a ten minute walk out of the town centre. This was the furthest south the Mayans came during their empire. Though there is little … Continue reading

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Guatemala

The classic view of Antigua Guatemala with the Arco de Santa Catalina in the foreground and the Volcán de Agua in the background. Reliable Joe posing as a drunk, though not all that unrealistically. Antigua is one of the few … Continue reading

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Welcome to paradise… or Caye Caulker as it’s better known. Luckily, the only things that are required to enter paradise once you actually get here is that you kick off your shoes and remember the island’s motto, which is “Go … Continue reading

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Tulum ruins, Quintana Roo

The ruins at Tulum are famous mostly for their location, looking out onto a pristine beach and the azure waters of the Caribbean. We darted through them (you do get ‘ruin fatigue’ after a while), and threw ourselves into the … Continue reading

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Isla Mujeres: a slice of island life

Cancun may be the place to see and be seen, but if you’re looking for a slice of the old Caribbean way of life, head to nearby Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) only a twenty minute ferry ride away from … Continue reading

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Cancun

They say you’ll either love it or hate it, but Reliable Joe says, why not do both? After all, for all the clubs full of waiters dancing on the tables whose job it is to ply you with alcohol until … Continue reading

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