Bolivia holds an infamous award of having the World's Most Dangerous Road. Nicknamed The Death Road, this stretch of treacherous road used to be the only way to reach the country's capital city of La Paz from the jungle regions below. Before a new road opened in recent years, the Death Road claimed 300-400 lives each year as passenger vehicles went tumbling over of the steep cliffs.
Today, you can get a little bit of a tast of the danger by riding the Death Road on a bike.
What normally takes 4 hours plus is condensed into a 15 minute video experience below. Enjoy the ride!
Ever hiked a volcano? What about boarding down one?
Just outside of Leon, Nicaragua i had the chance to hike up an active volcano and then board down it. At over 2,000 feet you can really pick up some speed going down. At certain points the slope is up to 40 degrees and the current speed record is about 60 MPH. Trust me, I did everything possible to go slow. At the end you get clocked but at that point you're going much slower than further up the volcano. I was only clocked at 28 MPH but know I got way above that.....scary!
This was my first wreck dive and it was a great one! The El Aguila (Spanish for 'The Eagle') wreck is a ship that was intentionally sunk back in the 1990s by Anthony's Key Resort. Until recent years the hull remained in one piece along the ocean floor but when Hurricane Mitch, the worst in Caribbean history, came through the ship was split into the three sections that are spread across the sea floor today. One of its inhabitants is an unusually friendly and large green moray eel. She even seems to like being petted!
This green moray eel was anything but shy. Apparently before I noticed him, he swam right over top of me and went face to face with another diver. I couldn't decide if he was friendly or getting ready to attack so I wasn't sad when he swam away.
Roatan, Honduras offers some of the best dives in the world along the barrier reef that extends from Mexico through to Honduras. Diving with Anthony's Key Resort, I experienced a number of great dives including this one.
The Bear's Den is so named as you go through a swim through cave that looks like entering a bear's cave.
Ever wondered what it would be like to scuba dive the Blue Hole? Well here's your chance to check it out.
We're about 130 feet deep swimming through the stalagmites. At this depth you can only stay for about 6 minutes to dive safely so its a short dive.
Watch out for the sharks!
At around 130 feet deep into the Great Blue Hole in Belize we encountered around 10 sharks. They mostly circled below us but this one came a bit closer than the others. Exciting and scary all at the same time!
Funny enough, it's Shark Week in the US.....this beats watching on tv any day!
I met a cute 2 month old baby howler monkey while in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. the hotel was taking care of her as he mother was injured. They plan to release her once she gets old enough to rejoin the other monkeys.
At about 20 seconds in, the blur you see is a second monkey catapulting off of a guy that is filming next to me. His face was priceless....terrified!
Check out the dive where I got my Open Water PADI Certification!