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
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?
Caracol was probably the most spectacular place I visited during my stay in Belize. From atop the temples you can scout far and wide from one of the largest Mayan cities in the World. Caracol is a bit of a drive from San Ignacio, but worth the wait as you get this 'hidden gem' almost … Continue reading Exploring ancient Maya ruins in Caracol, 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
I visited Hopkins during my off-time while undertaking an internship in bird banding at the Toucan Ridge. I went with my fellow intern and friend, but traveling to Hopkins can definitely be done solo. We visited Hopkins in the off-season, thus there was very quiet in town. Many backpackers visit Hopkins on their way from … Continue reading Hostels and hammocks in Hopkins
As you might already have figured out yourself, backpacking in Belize is not always cheap. But you can save some of your BZ$'s during you stay in Placencia if you plan a bit ahead. One way of getting to Placencia is by bus, which you can catch from Belmopan. Don't panic if you have to … Continue reading Weekend in Placencia on a budget
I visited sunny Caye Caulker twice during my travels in Central America. I loved it so much I had to go back for some more of the slow going lifestyle. The first time I visited Caye Caulker (early September 2018) I stayed at the 'Cat Hostel' Pause. If you are used to staying in hostels … Continue reading Snorkeling with sharks and rays on Caye Caulker
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