Is Diving in Belize’s Blue Hole Worth it?

Turner Belize

“Dude…that was like totally awesome.” “What was totally awesome? “Ah…the dive.” “Which part – the terrible visibility or the silhouettes of common sharks off in the distance?” Should I go diving in Blue Hole in Belize? I always seem to have a great internal debate whether or not to follow the advice of people. I mean when someone first starts …

The Slow Death of Casual Danger

Turner Guatemala, Travel Job Tips

“OOOOOoooohhhh!” That was the shriek I heard from the crowd as I belly-flopped on my face. Well I guess if it is on your face, a more apt description would be a face-flop, but either way, it was loud and painful, effectively leaving my face down to my neck and shoulders bruised and a slow trickle of blood flowing from …

What Travelers Forget to Mention in their Status Update

Turner Guatemala, Travel Job Tips

I write this lazily swinging in a hammock – beer bottle in hand – that overlooks a lush green valley with an equally enchanting river. And I feel miserable. Well not miserable, more like a soulless vortex of negativity. I write this just to showcase the other side of long-term travel, the kind that people seem to forget about as …