My top 5 gap year travels and experiences in wildlife biology and thoughts on career paths

In the first part of this post you can read about my early career decisions and my process along the way. If you want to jump directly to: "My top 5 adventurous travel suggestions for your gap year or career break for potential wildlife biologists and wildlife technicians." - Skip to the section below if … Continue reading My top 5 gap year travels and experiences in wildlife biology and thoughts on career paths

A bird banders biggest dream: Banding tropical birds in the Belizean rainforest. Is six weeks enough to get confident in the American bird banding scheme?

My testimonial from my internship at Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education and Society (T.R.E.E.S.). Birds make me smile. Here I am examining a delicious Summer tanager! So is six weeks enough to gain confidence in banding exotic, mystery birds and teeny, wiggling warblers from North America, you may ask? Read below about my experience at … Continue reading A bird banders biggest dream: Banding tropical birds in the Belizean rainforest. Is six weeks enough to get confident in the American bird banding scheme?

Jungle hiking and relaxing river tubing in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize

Enjoy a day well spent in this amazingly lush rain forest known as the Cockscomb Basin, known for its' Jaguars and vast forest. The reserve is well protected and here wildlife thrives, and you can safely hike one or more of the paths if you stay on the trail. End your sweaty hike with a … Continue reading Jungle hiking and relaxing river tubing in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize

Hiking through Rainforests and ancient Mayan temples in Tikal

Tikal National Park and archeological site is an enormously beautiful experience. I got to see it all. Sunset with rainforest and temples in the foreground, diverse wildlife, and well-preserved ruins with lots of history. If you come prepared, this might be the greatest outdoor experience you will get in northern Guatemala! View from Templo IV … Continue reading Hiking through Rainforests and ancient Mayan temples in Tikal

How to… Guatemala border crossing from Belize

Border crossings can be extremely intimidating to carry out. Language barriers, men with weapons, or you may even encount corruption. This can happen anywhere in the World, but be aware that people in powerful positions make take advantage of you, especially if you are young and if you look wealthy. Border crossing from Belize to … Continue reading How to… Guatemala border crossing from Belize

Planning your Belize journey: Hostels, itineraries and transport

I visited Belize in September 2018 and spent a total of seven weeks in the beautiful country. Belize is an extremely diverse country, with white sandy beaches, tall Mayan temples and lush rain forest. In separate posts you can read about Caye Caulker, Cockscomb Basin and more! Belize is much different than it's neighboring countries, … Continue reading Planning your Belize journey: Hostels, itineraries and transport