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 episode 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.


tibootje2000 says:

It’s funny , i always thought new zealand and United states where my dream destinations.
But your video’s (this one and backpackers of the carribean) changed my mind, Next big trip is going to be central america , no doubt about it 🙂

Ehmmm Jay says:

It seems like your itinerary for every country you visit is “find other white people and get drunk.”

Michael Ely says:

Happy when you log on to YouTube and there is something far better than cat videos to watch! Belize looks fantastic.

Harry O’Donnell says:

What we’ve all been waiting for, great vid Karl!

Pocket Trailblazer says:

Karl, you have a unique way of making us feel like we are on the journey with you! Awesome start to this series – favourite bit – overnight on a private island – as Paddy would say NEXT LEVEL EPIC! 😉

Emco 14 says:

Excited for ep 2

Lord Nine says:

man the keys you stayed at looked incredible. I can imagine seeing the sunset on them and experiencing it with new great people. I’m saving up for a month backpacking trip in Japan right now. I’m 21 years old and have never planned a trip on my own.
I’m so fucking excited because it’s very out of my comfort zone and it’s something I have always dreamed of doing. Do you have any advice on how to plan my trip or just tips in general? Thanks man and I can’t wait for episode 2

B-B Wanders says:

I have literally had tears in my eyes watching this. There are two reasons for that.

First – me and my girlfriend, we have been following your trips for at least 4 ages. Your HK2NY inspired us so bad that we decided to do trip like that. On September we got back home from 9 months of traveling around the world.

Second – we were in Central America in the same time as you. My girlfriend even contacted you and we were so close to get together but we eventually missed each other. However we did 90% of your route. In Belize we stayed in front of your hostel, we ate lobster in the same bar and even we had the same guide in Tical. Your video brings so much memories so thank you that you are doing that <3

We just realesed couple of videos from our around the world trip so we are welcoming you 😉

Hope to see you in the future Karl! Take care, cheers.

ALBINO says:

Where’s James??? XD

D.N.A Travel says:

Cracking video as always!!!

Aaron Morris says:

Fantastic video. Epic adventure. Enjoyed it and I will look forward to the next.

Keith Gozon says:

Great Video Karl! You have a talent of hooking your audience from start to finish.

madeinlukas says:

26:50 track title ?


Surprised your travel series haven’t been picked up by a semi decent channel like Channel 5

iPaneX says:

Nice one Karl! again amazing Documentarie I always fall in love with the place you visit. Keap it up

Jumping Places says:

Watched lots of your documentaries but really loved this one since I have been to quite a few of these places. Was in Belize and Caye Caulker a few months back so brought back great memories. Amazing editing though, your videos flow really well 🙂

Murtaza Taj says:

Perfect as usual. Thank you Karl

Alex Lowry says:

epic video! I stayed on tobacco caye a few years back for 3 weeks absolutely stunning!

Paul Morris says:

Once again an excellent vblog /trip. I really enjoyed the fact you seem to centre more on the folks and the settings of the hostels.Looks like you had a fab time from this episode. Oh to be young again and go off and do ones thing lol .Did that girl fancy you? 🙂
I enjoyed the pool event, what a spectacular setting. That and the visit to those coytes..beautiful

pedro viana says:

karl man another great video. they just keep getting better and better!

Alex Bakke says:

Great video Karl! Makes me want to do this myself!

Rob Fenton says:

How much did the whole trip cost you? Not including flights

J Vasquez says:

The absolute fucking best Youtube travel channel. Period!!!!!!!!!

Kenneth Carr says:

Another great video. Thanks for taking us along this wonder adventure.

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Gustav says:

0 for 2 at Jenga on film, to much booze or just bad? 😉

James Belsey says:

Awesome first episode! It’s great to have a new series of your travels to look forward to watching each week

Christian Krantz says:

Sick vid mate. Where do you get your music from?

Stef van der heijden says:

Karl , you are very inspiring. Make me to go travel even more! Just keep the work uploaded very nice to experience the journey with you! Is you next trip with James again haha! Greets from the Netherlands

David.W.Lewis says:

Proper, proper good as per mate. Well worth the wait! Thank you 🙂

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De Mafketels says:

We waited quite a while for this video, but it’s so good! All the hard work you’ve put in has paid off, you really stepped up your game with this one!

Vito Wild says:

Love your Videos

notablogger says:

Karl learned his lesson after the cliff dive. 🙂 Smart man! Karl is my favorite travel vlogger.

Diego Castellanos says:

Great video. Can’t wait for the next one. as it is said in my country ¡que chilero!
Greetings from Guatemala

Joe Castillo says:

What happened to the traditional heathrow pint?

dougsmcv says:

What a beautiful place. Fantastic work yet again sir.

David Lp says:

Awesome. You are back and with fury. Great videos dude. Top notch quality.

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