Known as one of the best places to dive in the world, Belize is fast becoming the place to take a private island vacation.
September 21st marks the 30th anniversary of Belize's independence. It's fitting, since its independent spirit is one of the reasons we so love this still-exotic destination, that we commemorate the occasion with a few of our favorite Belize adventures.
The Caribbean is full of surprises. During our recent road trip through the Central American country of Belize, staff photographer Zach Stovall and I enjoyed a rare treat, thanks to Mark Howells, the Aussie owner of the Lamanai Outpost Lodge: We ate breakfast with a nearby Mennonite family. Belize has some 10,000 Mennonites — about 3 percent of the total population — who live in small communities all over the country. Defiantly nonviolent and anti-military, they left Europe in droves to escape religious persecution; Belize is one of about 65 countries where you'll find them.
Caribbean Travel + Life experts share travel reviews and advice from recent trips to Puerto Rico, including the hotels, resorts and restaurants recommended for your next Caribbean vacation.
See more about Puerto Rico in the new CT+L Puerto Rico Vacation Guide.
CT+L travel expert Audrey St. Clair recently visited this new luxury resort on the Samana peninsula of the Dominican Republic.
Guatemala has been tapped by National Geographic as a top tourist spot for 2012. Photographer Al Argueta visits this unspoiled slice of modern Maya.
A dozen Caribbean denizens and some top places to see them.
Compact + cool = five of our favorite boutique hotels