I wanted to share my love of travel with the man I love, so I took him out to the city one morning, sat him down over brunch and said, this is important to me, and I want it to be important to you too.. so let's brainstorm and figure out somewhere to take a short trip later this summer...
So we headed to the travel section at Borders and I gave him three criteria to work with, and left the rest up to him.. I said, I want to go somewhere I haven't been, I wanted to spend at least a day or two somewhere where I could do some diving, and I think it should be somewhere that is less than, or around, 5 hours by plane away... After browsing through many books and travel guides he chose Guatemala..
At this point it was up to me to decide, where nearby did I want to get in my diving... I did some research and was basically trying to decide between Belieze which neighbors Guatemala to the North, or the Bay Islands in Honduras with was Southeast from Honduras.. Ultimately, the value for money, and the fact that Honduras and the bay islands are less developed and not as much a "tourist destination" led me to decide on Honduras..
so in a matter of days, it's off we go!