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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 »

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 »