travel Beyond The Ordinary

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

Coba - the Hidden Mayan Gem Beyond The Ordinary 9d

It might be just 27 miles inland from the Yucatan Peninsula’s fabled east coast, but the Mayan city…

Mexico #history #sightseeing #temple #tips

Havana Club - Cuba's Favourite Tipple Beyond The Ordinary 25d

What comes to mind when you think of Cuba? Perhaps music & dancing in a basement bar with a fat…

Cuba #drinks

Yucatan Peninsula: Unesco World Heritage Sites Beyond The Ordinary 51d

UNESCO World Heritage sites are locations of global significance. As of 2018 there were 35 in…

Mexico #nature #sightseeing #tips

Anthony Bourdain in Cuba Beyond The Ordinary 85d

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 119d

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 127d

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 137d

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 144d

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 162d

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 183d

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 205d

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 210d

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 217d

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 225d

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 227d

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 232d

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 239d

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 255d

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 262d

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 284d

A guide to the key tourist destinations of the western half of Cuba and how long to spend at each…

Cuba #roadtrip #sightseeing #tips