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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 »

An Update on Oil Exploration In Belize And Other Things

Friday night, The Belize Coalition for Save Our National Heritage held a meeting for San Pedro residents to catch up after the HISTORIC public meeting back in October.  The coalition is made up of over 30 organizations and on Friday night, there was a representative from the World Wildlife Foundation (Belize), Oceana Belize and theKeep reading »

Has Secret Beach, West Ambergris Caye, Jumped the Shark?

When traveling north, there is one bumpy road that will take you to the west side (or the leeward side) of the island.  It takes you from the reef side to a strange scrubby moonscape of jagged limestone… …stunted trees and lush mangroves and then the other side of Ambergris Caye.  Crystal clear, calm blueKeep reading »

8 Posts that Will Make You Want to Visit Ambergris Caye SOON

I started blogging in June of 2011!  And during the last five PLUS years, I have just over 1500 posts – some that have been read tens of thousands of times (like those on how I moved here) and about my (very calculated) run-in with the TV Show “The Bachelor” and others that well…are bestKeep reading »

Saturday Happenings: From a Farmers’ Market to A Silent Party

The last week has been tumultuous to say the least.  How dare the Government of Belize sign off on a seismic oil exploration study without public consultation?  Even if ALL the multiple seismic studies predicting disasterous outcomes there are “anecdotal” as this OIL expert says in his interview with Channel 7 news, why explore ifKeep reading »

A Look Around San Pedro Yesterday: Beautiful Weather & Changes

There are always lots of changes on Ambergris Caye but during the slow season, especially after Hurricane Earl, there is quite a bit of renovation going on.   Here are some pictures from yesterday to show how things are moving…and then also, how many things, like the view, don’t change much at all. I’m goingKeep reading »

Construction on Ambergris Caye: From A Boutique to a New Gas Station

September, to me, marks the official beginning of the low season.  September through November things, tourist-wise, slow down considerably and quite a few bars and restaurants close down for clean-up, a bit of renovation & construction and just vacation. Don’t worry if you are coming down to take advantage of the great deals on lodgingKeep reading »