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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 »

A GORGEOUS Day Out and About in San Pedro Town

Today is just the most glorious day on Ambergris Caye, Belize.  I have little more to tell you… Well that’s not TOTALLY true.  But I can not promise you anything of consequence.  Here’s the beauty of this morning.  Low 80s…cooling breeze…the westerly wind swept much of the sargasso off the shore. And the weather forKeep reading »

Farming on Ambergris Caye

The coastline of Belize is hugged by the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world – and scattered with cayes.  Tiny piles of sand rising just above low tide to the largest, Ambergris Caye.  What makes islands different from cayes?  Well… The definition of a caye:  A cay, also spelled caye or key, is aKeep reading »

Beautiful Photos by San Pedro Native Marlena Gomez And My Love, Instagram

I absolutely adore Instagram.  For me, it’s social media at its best.  Photos.  Words and hashtags optional.  Much of the time, words really only mess things up. Follow along with the travels of a magazine editor, or the strange and fascinating life of a Hollywood starlet or your friend’s kids and meals… It also makes itKeep reading »

Why San Pedro, Belize Isn’t Your Typical Tourist Town…

This morning I started thinking about what it is like to live in a popular tourist destination.  My hometown of San Pedro, Belize for the last 10 years is the most visited spot in the country of Belize. And before I moved here, I lived in Manhattan…New York City – one of the most visitedKeep reading »

To Market, To Market: My Weekend on Ambergris Caye

Monday morning…sigh…I can relax a bit.  Saturday and Sunday, both, were filled with errands. Since Cayo Frances Farm & Fly opened just a few months ago, quite a few of my hours are spent provisioning for Jeff’s spot.  (Jeff is my boyfriend)  So far, I have added a few titles to my CFFF business card –Keep reading »

Should I Rent a Golf Cart on Ambergris Caye, Belize?

While you were planning (or ARE planning) your first trip to Ambergris Caye, you probably spent hours booking flights, researching transportation from the international airport (on the mainland) to the caye and figuring out the right resort for your needs. You got yourself to Belize, you unpacked your bags in your room and you tookKeep reading »

Traveling into Town on Ambergris Caye, Belize

San Pedro is the only town on the largest caye in Belize – Ambergris Caye.  Much of the island is covered with DENSE mangroves, lagoons and jungle while the town is in the south – at one of the narrowest spots on the island. I live in the “far north” – an area that about 10Keep reading »

Renting a Home on Vacation: Why Didn’t I Ever Think of That?

When I first started going on vacation in my early 20s, my friends and I always looked for the cheapest, all inclusive places in a warm climate.  I’ve seen most lower budget spots in the Caribbean – Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Paradise Island, Bahamas, Grenada, Curacao.  Time off and sun were important toKeep reading »