travel Beyond The Ordinary

Beyond The Ordinary is a travel blog dedicated to travel in Cuba, Belize, Guatemala & the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

New Virgin Atlantic Fares Beyond The Ordinary 16d

A brief guide to Virgin Atlantic's new fare structure for flights in economy class - Light, Classic…

#tips #transport

The Reefs of Belize From the Air Beyond The Ordinary 23d

An aerial view of the beautiful reefs of Belize by videographer Brandon Martin, filmed using a…

Belize #diving #nature

Western Cuba: Where to Visit & for How Long? Beyond The Ordinary 45d

A guide to the key tourist destinations of the western half of Cuba and how long to spend at each…

Cuba #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips

Valladolid – Your Base in the Yucatan Peninsula Beyond The Ordinary 51d

Heading inland from the beach resorts of the east coast, Valladolid is the first town one reaches…

Mexico #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips

What to Pack for Cuba - Everything? Beyond The Ordinary 59d

When deciding what to pack for Cuba, it may seem somewhat glib to say “Everything” but, as you read…

Cuba #tips

Lost Cities of the Maya - Dicovered Beyond The Ordinary 70d

Lost Cities of the Maya is a Channel 4 documentary about the recent re-discovery of some 60,000…

Guatemala #architecture #building #history #nature

Antonov an 158 - Cuba's Unique Passenger Jet Beyond The Ordinary 79d

If you’re taking a domestic flight in Cuba, especially between Havana and either Holguin or…

Cuba #transport #video

Uncommercial Cuba - The Pros and Cons Beyond The Ordinary 97d

Many visitors to Cuba cite the island’s lack of commercialism as being one of its key draws…

Cuba #roadtrip #tips

Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Yucatan Peninsula Beyond The Ordinary 120d

A rundown of the top ten reasons to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on holiday.

Mexico #accommodation #nature #roadtrip #tips

Lanquin Caves Beyond The Ordinary 127d

What do a frog, brain, monkey, an alien, the Virgin Mary & Scooby Doo have in common -…

Guatemala #cave #park #roadtrip

El Cobre - Cuba's Pilgrimage Site Beyond The Ordinary 135d

Located some 20kms from Santiago de Cuba in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Maestre, El Cobre…

Cuba #building #festival #history #sightseeing

Where to Stay in Guatemala City Beyond The Ordinary 149d

A guide to accommodation options in Guatemala City.

Guatemala #accommodation #city #tips

Best of Cuba Tour Beyond The Ordinary 155d

The Best of Cuba tour is an escorted, small group tour lasting 11 nights and taking in most of the…

Cuba #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips #transport

New US Regulations in Relation to Travel to Cuba. Beyond The Ordinary 161d

A brief summary of the new US government rules and regulations in relation to travel to Cuba.

Cuba

Tapado - a Taste of Livingston Beyond The Ordinary 164d

Although most visitors view the boat journey the highlight of any visit to Livingston, for foodies…

Guatemala #food

La Farola – the Road to Baracoa Beyond The Ordinary 170d

Right up until 1965, and the building of La Farola, Baracoa was a virtual island, cut off by land…

Cuba #nature #roadtrip

My Top Ten Mayan Sites Beyond The Ordinary 177d

Who knows why, but when it comes to travel, I have something of an obsession about making lists.…

#history #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips

Top Tips for Travel to Guatemala Beyond The Ordinary 184d

A summary of some of my top tips for travel to Guatemala.

Guatemala #roadtrip #tips

Cuba - West or East? Beyond The Ordinary 190d

As the largest island in the Caribbean, visiting the whole of Cuba in a typical 2- week holiday…

Cuba #roadtrip #tips

Great Blue Hole Beyond The Ordinary 198d

One of Belize’s key tourist attractions, albeit some 43 miles offshore, the Great Blue Hole is a…

Belize #diving #nature #video