We were making for Caye Caulker, one of many coral islands dotted along the northern coast. Belize has impeccable eco-tourism credentials, and this modestly priced island (some are five-star only) is a little slice of paradise.

Arriving, we stepped from …


By Lucy Forbes Taylor

Bus journeys in Peru are either an adventure or a near- death experience, depending on your outlook: certainly, they require a relaxed attitude towards personal comfort.

Two months into our lives as budget-conscious travellers, that’s still