Hi guys, I live in NYC and I'd like to plan a trip soon. I've never seriously gone hiking/backpacking anywhere outside New York, but I want to go somewhere warm. This would be a solo trip, so safety is a concern. I'm also looking to spend less than $500 on plane tickets. I speak Spanish, and am currently considering Belize, because I can get cheap tickets.
Anyone have any recommendations or ideas for how to get good information for planning such a trip?
Sorry if this is the wrong section of the forum.