Our varied perspectives on respect…

Growing up west of the Mississippi, most of my interactions were founded in the same definition of respect. It wasn’t until I migrated east, finding myself in New York City, that I really understood how respect could be viewed differently. For most my life, I thought it meant the same thing to everyone. Most people I surrounded myself with felt the same way, and interestingly, … Continue reading Our varied perspectives on respect…

Day 5 – “Secret Beach” Belize

The black out curtains threw off my sense of time and I missed the sunrise. There’s nothing I love more than sunshine gently waking me as it slowly warms my body letting me know the day has begun. The Park Place Belize Hotel was still retired for the night with not a living soul around. The restaurant doesn’t open until lunchtime, leaving a quiet as … Continue reading Day 5 – “Secret Beach” Belize

Day 3 – The Mayan ruins of Tikal

The alarm went off at 3:30am, long before the hotel electricity turns on. Getting ready by flashlight and emergency lamp, I pulled myself out of bed and got ready for the journey through the jungle. In the lobby the guide had hot coffee waiting for us. There were about 15 or so people already gathered ready for their sunrise experience. Some looking perky and others … Continue reading Day 3 – The Mayan ruins of Tikal

Day 2 – Off to Guatemala!

As the bright sun shined into the room, it was time to wake up and start the day. Temperatures were already in the mid-80s and forecasted to get even warmer by midday. The Ramada Princess Hotel had quite the breakfast buffet with everything from an omelet station, to sausages, fruit, breads, potatoes and more. Impressive given it was included in the hotel charge. The breakfast … Continue reading Day 2 – Off to Guatemala!