Try Scuba Diving for Free in Roatan, Honduras

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Try Scuba Diving for Free in Roatan, Honduras

Is scuba diving on your bucket list? Now is the time. Discover scuba for free at CoCo View Resort in Roatan, Honduras. Or try a seven-night dive package, which includes oceanfront air-conditioned accommodations, all meals, airport transfers, barbecue on private cay (weather permitting), complimentary WiFi and guest computer in the clubhouse. Unlimited 24/7 shore diving (wall, wreck, and night diving) and two boat dive trips daily, each includes 1 tank at the selected site and an optional “drop-off” dive on return to the...

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Return to Sambo Creek, Honduras

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Return to Sambo Creek, Honduras

After two years away I returned to Sambo Creek. Sambo Creek is a Garifuna community that has been in Honduras for hundred of years. With three Garifuna communities in Honduras, Sambo Creek is probably the largest. The people are warm and interesting but there is a an edge that comes from any place that has poverty. The following video is of the traditional dance of the Garifuna, which is also music and culture. I also enjoyed a bowl of soup. And some favorite photos of the Garifuna of Sambo Creek. More to come about the Garifuna of...

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Authentic Recipes: Taste of Honduras — Garifuna Style

Posted by on 11:03 pm in Food and Wine, Honduras, ITKT Blogs, Spotlight | 6 comments

Orel Emile Gentle Steward traded his life as a chef on a cruise ship to be a chef in his hometown of Sambo Creek, Honduras. Sambo Creek is one of many colorful Garifuna villages that dot the north coast of Honduras. The Garifuna are an AfroCaribbean group who live on some of the most beautiful palm-fringed beaches in Central America. The friendly town, the fresh salt air, the gentle breeze, and the Caribbean Sea that spreads to the horizon made it easy to understand why Chef Orel returned to Sambo Creek. The Garifuna originated from two...

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Snapshots of Honduras

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Honduras was the first place I had visited in a long time where I had done no legwork, no advanced planning on my part. I didn’t pick up a book or ask the advice of friends. Don’t get me wrong, I did have a trip planned out, but I didn’t do all the normal things I would that created preconceived notions. I just got on the plane and landed in San Pedro Sula and just looked at whatever there was to see. Honduras has plenty for the visitor to see. Here are only a small portion of some of my favorite photos from my visit to...

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Finca El Cisne, Honduras (video podcast)

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Who said black was slimming? Apparently not me after eating a lot of cheese from Honduras. This is an interview I did with Carlos of Finca El Cisne near Copan Ruinas, Honduras. Finca El Cisne is a lodge, coffee plantation, restaurant and a host of other authentic experiences in Honduras. I recommend it highly. We are also on iTunes, Youtube, Current TV, and Google video. And be sure to scroll all the way down to see the...

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Memories of the Honduran speed Bump

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While there are a number of similarities in comparing my recent travels to Mexico, Costa Rica and now Honduras, there is one that stands out as being particularly important to folks traveling by car. It may not be the most fascinating part of road touring, but it might save time and money from future car repairs. Let me introduce you to the speed bump. They come in a variety of styles: the row of giant ball-headed thumb tacks, the cement curb, the mini-ramp (a la USA, but this one might kill you), and my personal favorite, the giant rope....

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The Garifuna Dance in Honduras (video podcast)

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During my recent trip to Honduras I has a chance to visit Sambo Creek, along the coast, just outside of La Ceiba. Here i had the chance to see the Garifuna People perform their traditional dance and music. Check it out. For the moment out normal hi-res video is down, however this link should have high- and low-res options. We are also on iTunes, Youtube, Current TV, and Google video. And be sure to scroll all the way down to see the...

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The Maya in Honduras: Copán Ruinas

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I am a Maya fan. I love these ruins, the genius the Maya left behind. I have enjoyed Tulum, El Rey, and one of the newly named Seven Wonders of the World at Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza hosts several engineering marvels including the main pyramid that creates an incredible shadow each Autumnal and Vernal Equinox. Check out the ITKT video on Chichen Itza here. So by the time I arrived in Copán Ruinas, I knew the archaeological site was a must see. In the same dynamic theme, the Copán Ruinas of Honduras nearly rivals Chichen Itza with underground...

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The Copán Ruinas (video podcast)

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Here is my recent interview with Mike Valladares a master tour guide at the Copan Ruinas in Honduras. These Maya ruins are remarkable and this video features the steles, main grounds, underground passages and a few thoughts about the Maya calendar — and its completion in 2012. As with all of our videos Quicktime 7.0 or better is required to see our great videos in all of their luster and highest quality. However, we have now added a new feature so YouTube users can see this video here as well. We are also on iTunes, Youtube, Current TV,...

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Another Find in Copán Ruinas

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The Copán Ruinas, simply put, are not to be missed. I have long been a fan of what the Maya people created and the technological advances they made, without the aid of Black and Decker, are incredible. I spent a full day in awe of the craftsmanship and numerous 25-foot tall steles found all over the grounds. Still, the archaeology and Maya history is not the only draw to this area in Honduras. What was also exciting was the unexpected pleasure of visiting the town of Copán Ruinas. It is a quintessential Latin American town with cobble-stoned...

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Honduras Expectations

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There once was a time when every trip I took became something to have expectations about. Good things. All the hopes for a pleasant vacation and fabulous stories that . Then a series of questions would follow. How will the country/place/attraction be different? What will I get from the experience? Will the women dig me? Will the food be too spicy? Will I be stranded somewhere? There are millions of questions that have crossed my mind. Yes, I think a lot. However, things have changed, which is a good. I have loosened my hold on what a...

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Ticket to Honduras Special

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Utila, Honduras Bay Islands 7 night dive package From $1609*/ diver Includes Delta Airfare from Atlanta * For travel July 26-Nov 21 May 15-July 25 and Thanksgiving week add $150 Hotel taxes of $136 or $160 not included Instant purchase, non-refundable Fares based on availability and are subject to change at any time. Sale ends June 14 Email utl@roatan.com for Free DVD Includes 6 days of diving with 3 boat dives daily # 8 days, 7 nights of air conditioned ocean view accommodations # 3 full meals daily # 3 boat dives daily which include 2 night...

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Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show

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New Attractions and Exhibits from Around the World February 10 & 11 at Long Beach Convention Center, 2007 Los Angeles, CA, January xx, 2007 — The prestigious and popular Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show – the country’s largest active and adventure extravaganza — opens next month at the Long Beach Convention Center, February 10 & 11, 2007. Promising world-class exhibitors, exciting attractions and expert-led seminars, the event will provide attendees with everything they need to imagine, explore and ensure...

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Latin American Tours with Intrepid

Posted by on 7:22 pm in Announcements, Costa Rica News, Ecuador News, Guatemala News, Honduras News, Nicaragua News, Peru News | 2 comments

Experience the real Latin America with Intrepid and help the world breathe easy Book any Intrepid Travel Latin American adventure during February and March 2007 and 10% of the trip cost will be donated to the Intrepid Foundation’s Amazon Fund to help save the natural wonder. Away from the rumba filled streets, the wildlife rich oceans and the Incan filled highlands lay the lungs of the Earth – the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon is a truly spectacular part of the planet. As the largest tropical rainforest in the world, it shelters unique...

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Cruise from Arctic to Antarctica

Posted by on 5:05 pm in Announcements, Belize News, Canada News, Chile News, Costa Rica News, Ecuador News, Greenland News, Guatemala News, Honduras News, Iceland News, Panama News, Peru News, Scotland News | 0 comments

New York, NY, December 2006 — In announcing what is believed to be a true first for the cruise industry, Norwegian Coastal Voyage has unveiled a new 66-day Expedition, “World Cruise – From Arctic to Antarctica,” filling passenger’s passports with visits to 44 ports in 17 countries on four continents, taking a longitudinal route from pole-to-pole. Upon stepping aboard the new 160-stateroom MS Fram, the world’s newest and most deluxe expedition ship, on September 18, 2007, guests will take up residency and embark on an odyssey of...

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