I went solo backpacking around Central America for 6 weeks, travelling through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

This 3 part documentary series shows the entire backpacking experience.

From the fun activities, beautiful sites, crazy parties, to the exhausting journeys and the good, bad and ugly hostels.

In this first video I fly into Cancun, Mexico, then made my way to Tulum to check out the cenotes. After this I chilled out at the beautiful Lake Bacalar before crossing the border into Belize.

Caye Caulker island was a great place to chill and party, as well as do some incredible snorkelling. From here I took a 3 day island-hopping boat tour with Ragamuffin tours along the Belize Barrier Reef.

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My name’s Karl, welcome to my channel that’s all about sharing my backpacking adventures from around the world, through fun, entertaining and honest travel documentaries.

Through these films I want you – the audience – to escape and come on the journey with me, and then be inspired to start an adventure of your own.

In between my travels I’m based in London, UK where I work as a freelance video editor.

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Tom Beck says:

Another great episode, Karl. I really do use your videos to get ideas about where to go or to get some tips. Never even considered Belize until seeing this.

The Gentleman Voyager says:

Met the ancestors of all life on the planet, drank and swam like a (drunk) fish, ate some plant relatives at a vegan restaurant, lived on an island… Really getting in touch with your primal side there Karl!

Akshay Cherian says:

been following every video so far.. I love the way you take us with you!

Jack says:

Don’t usually comment on videos but just wanted to let you know how much you’ve inspired me and filled me with confidence to take the leap and go on my first solo travel! Can’t thank you enough for your amazing content, keep it coming!

firm1z says:

I was there in Caye Caulker in August.

Fraser Hughes says:

Late to the party but gassed for this series!

FatCat says:

Great Video as always mate….. Waiting for the next part

William Cutting says:

Nice job man! Like the much needed update to Globe Trekker.

Gurpreet Singh says:

Great video..love watching ur tours.
We r off to Japan South Korea and Taiwan in feb


That was the campest im terrible with spice ive ever seen @37:57

OaMaffios says:

amazing karl, always amazing whenever you upload new material 🙂 great work

guido marree says:

Such a nice documentary, I arrived just when you left. Sadly my SD card case got stolen on my last week in Central America. So from Bacalar to Semuc-Champey almost everything is lost. So it is nice to see these shots, as I did some similar things and it reminds me of the good times. Thanks

John Cunningham says:


nick bradshaw says:

nice ,
ispent time around that airra years back 90 ts , belize great i spent months there happy times,
nice people.

Filitsia Rockas says:

Been watching all your videos many years back from the initial HK 2NY,as always great video footage and editing

Shula Oudean says:

This video creates such a great feeling! I loved every minute of it! Can’t wait for the next one!

Juicewillis says:

Another great video Karl!!

Gabe says:

Zephyr Lodge!

Unplugged Life says:

Wonderful episode Karl, always look forward to your videos.

About the question regarding feeding the sharks – As it’s a tourist spot they shouldn’t be feeding the wildlife. It’s many boats at different hours every single day.

Well they forgot their moto was only to have fun and observe.

Danny Luong says:

Solid bro! Heading there in March!

MiniMatrix27 says:

Such an awesome video! Central America looks insanely beautiful so far can’t wait for more!

electrasonic says:

Thanks for a great chrissy present Karl we just watched this down under and santa is arriving in approx 3.5 hours

Optical Power says:


Daryl says:

Karl did you get a haircut in Mexico?

Darren Macgregor says:

best travel watch. Netflix pick this guy up

nukri samyurashvili says:

when is next episode?
cant wait

j pb says:

This was awesome, I was on the roof of that water taxi on my way to Belize, nothing like arriving at customs soaking wet!

Malika Fantasy says:

I have to say, Yasmine is incredibly gorgeous

Shula Oudean says:

My favorite parts of the video are the underwater segments.

Alys sa says:

Wow. Inspired yet again. Gorgeous. Great video Karl, thanks for sharing this experience:)

Chris Leon says:

Great video as always. What month did you visit

James Popsys says:

Fantastic mate – loved that! Straight on skyscanner! 🙂

Zachary Francis says:

Another awesome video as always been watching since HK2NY and gets better every time.!!!!

Jimmy P says:

Loved the series karl keep up the great travel vidoes

El Noob Mas Pro. says:

México is north América

Sherri Rogers says:

I have been watching and waiting for a new series and am so excited for this one. Your work is phenomenal and you’re really one of the number 1 travel vloggers on YouTube.

Joseph Asole says:

Another banger Karl!

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