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Grey Weather: Out and About on Ambergris Caye

Three grey days is a pretty long stretch here on Ambergris Caye – even for the rainy season.  Not total rain-outs but some rain and lots of clouds. Here are some pictures I’ve snapped while out and about… Stopping in for one of my favorite brownies in the world makes every day better.  They areKeep reading »

October Holiday Weekend Around Ambergris Caye

Yesterday was a holiday – Pan-American Day here in Belize.  One of those long holiday weekends that creeps up on you…so much so that you don’t realize its a 3 day weekend until you find the gas station closed…or you see all the kids, uniformless, and playing at the beach. Saturday morning we boated upKeep reading »

A Rainy Monday Morning on Ambergris Caye

This morning I headed to town – to run some errands.  Some drop offs, some pick-ups (including one pound of conch – $14bzd), some shopping.  The rainy seasons seems to be kicking in a bit.  After a dry September, some wet weather has finally come and some uncertainty is forecast for the week. The WeatherKeep reading »

YOUR Beachfront Living: Sunset Beach, 2.5 Miles South Ambergris Caye

Just about one month ago, I started my new “feature” – a look at owning a property on Ambergris Caye.  A monthly look at a different spot on the island – the neighborhood, the highlights and then inside the home. My first featured property was Villa Vida Del Caribe, a private home 6.5 miles north onKeep reading »

Heading South on Ambergris Caye

Yesterday was a day chock full of errands.  If my ten years living in San Pedro has taught me anything, it’s one of our primal skills, somewhat lost in the land of Amazon Prime, Uber and Super-Targets – hunting and gathering. My list included buying new contact lenses (a call to the store in BelizeKeep reading »

A Weekend at the Camp: Cayo Frances Farm & Fly

It’s Labor Day Weekend in the States – a 3 day holiday to put away your seersucker suit and white sandals and mourn the end of summer.  Your last lemon squares, barbecue, corn on the cob and potato salad.  Summer vacation’s last hoorah. Here in Belize, Labour Day is also called May Day – andKeep reading »

Wednesday at “Secret Beach”, West Ambergris Caye

Almost everything that is – hotels, homes, roads, electricity, shops – is located on the east side (or reef side) of Ambergris Caye.  It’s the windward side of the island – the coast almost constantly brushed by the easterly wind that cools us off on particularly hot days and keeps the bugs down. But justKeep reading »

The Eclipse in Belize & Approaching Weather Potential

Updated 2.30pm on August 17 below: Looking out over the next week or so, there are a few things in my cross hairs.  On the 24th, I hope to set sail down the coast of Belize to Rio Dulce, Guatemala with Belize Sailing Vacations and…I want to weather to be perfection.  So… First – aKeep reading »

Saturday Afternoon in San Pedro: The Town Goes Wild

I had a few errands to run yesterday in San Pedro, Belize.  I wanted to visit my friend’s pop-up jewelry store, grab some groceries/supplies for a rare Sunday when we wouldn’t go to town and pick up Jeff – who was returning from a 2 night stint at Cayo Francis Farm & Fly. Yesterday was aKeep reading »

Five Things In San Pedro, Belize

Let’s get all corny for a moment – gratitude makes my life better.  Seriously! Even giving it a try at the end of the day – just one thing each around the dinner table – or with your partner when you are about to fall asleep – ONE thing that made you thankful that dayKeep reading »

Survey Says? My First Game Show at The Truck Stop

The Truck Stop is officially the hottest spot in San Pedro – for movies over the water, for sunset drinks and swinging, for the Sunday pig roast and corn hole tourney and for great food and ice cream.  But it’s the game show nights that I’ve been hearing the most about – The Newlywed Game…Price isKeep reading »

Lunch With Chocolate in San Pedro, Belize

My friend is visiting Belize!  It’s been a few years and yesterday, we went to two of her favorite places for lunch.  Two of my favorites.  Wild Mango’s on the beach and the Chocolate Company. It’s been too long!  Both are located at the south end of Front Street in San Pedro town.  Right onKeep reading »

The 11 Most Instagrammable Spots in Belize

Belize is so incredibly photogenic.  If you’ve never been, it’s easy to imagine the beautiful reef and the SCUBA diving that the country is so famous for. But Belize, despite our tiny size, is so much more.  Beach, reef, jungle, wildlife, mountains, INCREDIBLE culture all in a country smaller than the state of Massachusetts. And theKeep reading »

My Summer Aspiration List: Slow Season Do’s in Belize, Part Two

Part One started: …Summer in Belize.  The weather gets warmer, we start to have rain showers now and again (though mostly at night), tourism slows AND travel prices drop.  It’s also the time when people that live here generally have some time off to enjoy our island a bit more. I ran through some ofKeep reading »