Wednesday, April 23, 2014

even more roatan in the press


Freediving with sharks in Roatan, Honduras – in pictures. Freediving with sharks off Honduras's Roatan island is a thrilling, if nerve-racking, experience. Professional freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria shot these photographs as they explored the Cara a Cara site, famous for Caribbean reef sharks.
- The Guardian (UK) 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

more roatan in the press

Retire To This Untamed Caribbean Paradise. If you were a backpacking scuba diver in the 1960s, you may have drifted through the Bay Islands of Honduras on a quest for Caribbean adventure. Many fitting that description did. Offshore from Roatan, in particular, the largest of the Bay Islands, was (and is still today) some of the best diving in the world.

The island itself back then was an off-the-radar and wholly undeveloped, untamed outpost where cows and pigs grazed freely and bananas grew everywhere.

About 20 years ago, small hotels and resorts began to appear on Roatan to accommodate the increasing numbers of scuba divers. As visitors discovered this idyllic part of the Caribbean no one had ever heard of, they started to buy land and build homes. This was the beginning of an expat community that, over the two decades since, has grown to become one of the biggest and most established in the world.
- Huffington Post 

Monday, April 21, 2014

roatan in the press

Honduran island of Roatán is a laid-back Caribbean paradise. Off the northern coast of mainland Honduras is a skinny, 32-mile-long island called Roatán. This Central American paradise has been a hot spot for divers for several years. But you don’t have to be a diver to fall in love with the place.

Sitting 35 miles out in the Caribbean Sea, Roatán is surrounded by a large coral reef, and the snorkeling and deep-sea fishing are great, the beaches are gorgeous and the water is crystal-clear. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to hang out in and the people are friendly (most speak English).

Cruise ships started coming here in 2005, and Roatán now has two ship terminals. Many visitors come here first by boat, like what they see and return for a longer stay.
- New York Daily News

direct your passion wisely

Most people don't realize how much passion they put into what they don't want. When you speak to a friend and you tell them all about an "awful" situation, you are putting passion into what you don't want. When you react to an event negatively, with the response that it is "terrible," you are putting passion into what you don't want.

You are a beautiful passionate being, so make sure you direct your passion wisely.
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, April 20, 2014

paris in motion


This video brought back fond memories of my travels to this beautiful European city.

beachside relaxation


Special guests Susan and Kent relax and enjoy the free wifi at the Black Iguana beach bar. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Friday, April 18, 2014

the camp bay series

My sister, Connie, is visiting from the U.S. She shared some photos she took on Camp Bay beach.









Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

gratitude can transform your life

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, April 13, 2014

sunset at the black iguana

Special guests from Montreal enjoy late afternoon cocktails on one of the scenic decks of the Black Iguana beach bar.




Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

more awesome odeta

More exquisite photos from professional photographer Odeta Vaitkunas. These shots were taken at the Ananda Yoga Pavilion. (Click on images to enlarge).




Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

increase your faith

You cannot bring what you want to you if you are feeling stress. Stress or any tension at all is something you have to remove from your system.

You must let the stress go - it is the only way you can bring what you want. The emotion of stress is saying strongly that you do NOT have what you want. Stress or tension is the absence of faith, and so to remove it all you have to do is increase your faith!
- lessons from The Secret