travel Beyond The Ordinary

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

Uncommercial Cuba - The Pros and Cons Beyond The Ordinary 12d

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 35d

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 42d

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 50d

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 64d

A guide to accommodation options in Guatemala City.

Guatemala #accommodation #city #tips

Best of Cuba Tour Beyond The Ordinary 70d

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 76d

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 79d

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 85d

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 92d

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 99d

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

Guatemala #roadtrip #tips

Cuba - West or East? Beyond The Ordinary 105d

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 113d

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

Belize #diving #nature #video

Driving From Flores to Guatemala City – Part 3, Acul to… Beyond The Ordinary 119d

The third and final installment, detailing the overland route from Flores to Guatemala City. This…

Guatemala #roadtrip #tips #transport

Hurricane Irma & Travel to Cuba Beyond The Ordinary 131d

A brief overview of the situation across Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma for those already…

Cuba #nature

Convento De San Antonio De Padua – Izamal Beyond The Ordinary 135d

Few tourists make it to Izamal which is a shame, as this picturesque town has plenty going for it,…

Mexico #architecture #building #history #sightseeing

Recommended Casa Particulares of Old Havana Beyond The Ordinary 142d

A personal guide to some of the very best casa particulares to be found in Cuba's Old Havana

Cuba #accommodation #city #tips

Monkey Island Beyond The Ordinary 148d

I don’t know of that many hotels with both a private lake and an island inhabited by monkeys.…

Guatemala #animals #nature #wildlife

Driving From Flores to Guatemala City: Part 2, Coban to Acul Beyond The Ordinary 162d

The second installment of three, detailing the overland route from Flores to Guatemala City. This…

Guatemala #roadtrip #tips #transport

Where to Stay in Old Havana For.... Beyond The Ordinary 169d

My top tips on where to stay in Old Havana for the following…….

Cuba #accommodation #city #tips