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15 Books that Make Me Want to Travel NOW

15 books that make me want to travel NOW

Since I was small, I’ve been a reader.  And when I find a book that I love…I’ll read it again and again.  Yearly, if not more.  As a kid, those books were the Little House on the Prarie series, Heidi (I read it every single time I was sick)…and later books like Jane Eyre and Rebecca.Keep reading »

February In Belize: Events Galore


It’s hard to pick the busiest month of the year in Belize…and while Christmas week may be the busiest week of the year, February may be the busiest in terms of a month of solid events and visitors.   The weather is absolute perfect. Today is sunny and in the mid to high 70s.  Keep reading »

What’s New on Ambergris Caye These Days?


For a small island, there’s always quite a bit going on around San Pedro and this weekend kicked off one of the famous influxes of visitors.  The Jerry Jeff Walkers and Camp Belize. The famous songwriter and performer (here is one performance in 2015 and one I attended in 2014) is a sold out event.Keep reading »

Dangriga, Belize: Hey White Gial!


“White Gial, you headed to the cayes?” – was the call I heard again and again as I walked around Dangriga.  Like almost every town and village in Belize, it’s a different world from San Pedro.  Almost every inch of this country has an identity and a culture all its own. With only about 9000Keep reading »

Maybe a Bit Late…San Pedro’s Independence Jump-Up 2015 Parade is One of my Favorites, Part One


September 21st’s parade (Belize’s 34th birthday) was considered a rain-out on Ambergris Caye.  Postponed.  Belize City cancelled theirs.  Some happened in the rain…the BIG ONE Orange Walk postponed until later that day. But San Pedro…for the first time ever…postponed until the following weekend.  And added on some additional entertainment. I was a little worried –Keep reading »

Gorgeous Day, Best Ceviche in Town And A Busy Weekend Ahead


The weather has been beautiful since my return – hot for sure but that is very typical for May in Belize.   The trees are flowering… …and the fruit is gorgeous.  Drive past a fruit stand and you can SMELL the pineapples.  They are almost orange they are so beautiful. The sargasso has been comingKeep reading »

Saturday Snapshots: Pictures of My Week in Belize


I went from Maya Beach, Placencia back to Ambergris Caye over the past week and took tons of pictures in between.  Some published on my blog…some on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three)… Here are my snapshots (mostly on my IPhone 4s) around Belize. The beautiful beach on the Placencia Peninsula – between the BelizeKeep reading »

San Pedro’s Wonderful House of Culture Celebrates Rastafarianism & World Icon Bob Marley

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When most people think of Rastafarians, they think of the hair, the dreadlocks, Bob Marley and probably smoking marijuana.  And though the Rastafari movement does contain those things, it is so much more. Yesterday I stopped by San Pedro’s relatively new House of Culture – to me the highlight of the new Sacas Chispas/Old Football field/Boardwalk project onKeep reading »

A Hodgepodge on ANOTHER Gorgeous Day


Yesterday was a perfect Friday end to a gorgeous week.  I mean GORGEOUS and…I’ve been harping on it each and every day.  Really rubbing it in your faces. 🙂 But as Winter Storm Iola rolls into the Northeast, a cold front, probably the very same, has moved over San Pedro and today’s skies are grey…it’sKeep reading »