Planned as only a day or two pit stop between Mexico and Guatemala, I hadn't planned on indulging in much of Belize's crystal Caribbean waters. But as the life of the traveler goes, plans changed. After misinterpretated directions and a wrong turn or two, the group and I stumbled upon this little piece of paradise in Placencia, Belize. Surrounded by miles of warm blue ocean and sky, there was not a worry to be seen. Always a smile in sight, it was hard to find anything wrong in the charm of the garifuna caribbean side of Belize. And if you venture all the way out to Placencia, bunk it up in Julia's! Best deal and location by far. Oh, and a bottle of local rum is $5. Just sayin'.