travel Beyond The Ordinary

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

Anthony Bourdain in Cuba Beyond The Ordinary 32d

The death of Anthony Bourdain earlier this year has had me watching the entire back catalogue of…

Cuba #art #drinks #food #nightlife

Haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula: Five of the Best Beyond The Ordinary 66d

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is famous for its luxury, hacienda accommodation and, in my…

Mexico #accommodation #tips

Eastern Cuba: Where to Visit & for How Long? Beyond The Ordinary 74d

In a previous feature, I wrote about where to visit, and for how long, in western Cuba. This time,…

Cuba #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips

Guatemala Tour: Kites, Culture & Traditions Beyond The Ordinary 84d

Keen as we are to promote travel that ventures 'beyond the ordinary', this Guatemala tour - Kites,…

Guatemala #festival #rivers & lakes #roadtrip #sightseeing

The Mennonites of Belize Beyond The Ordinary 91d

With origins in 16th Century Holland, and specifically the writings of Menno Simons, the Mennonites…

Belize #history

Cuba - a Little Light Reading Beyond The Ordinary 109d

When it comes to Cuba and literature there are no end of options to choose from. Here are just…

Cuba #tips

Cuba Travel & Holidays: 1995 - 2018 Beyond The Ordinary 130d

It is 23 years since my first trip to Cuba & while some aspects of travel & holidays to the island…

Cuba

Calakmul - a Brief Guide Beyond The Ordinary 152d

Located in the south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Calakmul was once just one of a number of…

Mexico #roadtrip #sightseeing #temple #tips

Detour to Copan - Is It Worth It? Beyond The Ordinary 157d

First things first, this isn’t the town of Coban I’m referring to but the Honduran town of Copan,…

Honduras #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips

Cuba Hotels: New, Forthcoming & Planned Beyond The Ordinary 164d

The following summary is really a guide to what, in my opinion at least, are the more interesting…

Cuba #accommodation

Cayo Las Brujas – the Times They Are a Changin Beyond The Ordinary 172d

Did Bob Dylan ever visit Cayo Las Brujas? No, I don’t think so – although the title to his 1964…

Cuba #accommodation #beach #island

Phoenix Resort – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World? Beyond The Ordinary 174d

Congratulations to the Phoenix Resort in San Pedro, Caye Ambergris which came 12th in the annual…

Belize #accommodation

Travel to Cuba in May Beyond The Ordinary 179d

Although its high season is traditionally viewed as running from November to the end of April, many…

Cuba #roadtrip #tips

Plaza Vieja 1912 – the Rise and Rise of the Casa Particular Beyond The Ordinary 186d

Plaza Vieja 1912 is the latest, upmarket casa particular to open in the Cuban capital, Havana and…

Cuba #accommodation #tips

New Virgin Atlantic Fares Beyond The Ordinary 202d

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 209d

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 231d

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 237d

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 245d

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 256d

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

Guatemala #architecture #building #history #nature