Five Things that Made Me Happy This Week in San Pedro, Belize

It’s only Tuesday and we are seeing a mosquito hatch (from the rains after the last tropical storm that left us drenched) of epic proportions. But there are still lots of things that I’m happy about (even the gloomy weather is pretty)…and here are just five. Tropical Storm Harvey Died — in just two weeks,Keep reading »

A Myriad of Meals: Lunch Options on Ambergris Caye

Lunch on Ambergris Caye Belize is the biggest meal of the day. Here are just some ideas for GREAT places to eat.

I think that America has it all wrong.  I spent the first 30-ish years of my life eating my largest meal in the evening – dinner or, if you are from the south USA, supper.   Lunch was a quicky…a grab-on-the-run, a filler meal. True to my American nature, I didn’t think much about itKeep reading »

Tropical Storm Harvey Pointed Towards Belize

Didn’t it seem like just yesterday that we were glued to our computers and radios monitoring the movement of a Tropical Storm?  Hurricane Franklin ended up heading north – making landfall above Mahahual, Mexico – leaving us with one mighty night of rainfall and our 2017 Storm prep skills oiled and ready. That was AugustKeep 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 »

Tropical Storm Franklin Bypasses Belize — WHEW!

Late Sunday and definitely Monday preparation had started…Tropical Storm Franklin was heading through the Caribbean and northwest along the Central American coast.  Northern Belize was in the dreaded CONE OF UNCERTAINTY. With only a year between us and unexpectedly powerful Hurricane Earl, preparation began.  Boats were moved or pulled from the water, beach furniture andKeep reading »

How To Follow Belize On-Line

It happens with surprising frequency.  You are on your first trip to Belize.  Perhaps you are staying in San Ignacio and strolling Burns Avenue or you are chatting with some new friends at the Sports Bar in Caye Caulker and you think… I could TOTALLY live here. There is something about Belize that seems soKeep reading »

Chartering Your Own Boat: Our Tour to Caye Caulker, Belize

Visitors are in town  – and we love to take friends and family to our neighboring  island, Caye Caulker.  Just 25 minutes away by boat, the island is small and charming, sand streets lined with pastel houses and businesses and surrounded by sparkling blue water.   Caye Caulker is seeing some changes – like theKeep reading »

My July Wrap-Up: The Highs, Lows, Animals, Favorite Tours and Eats

July is coming to an end – and things during the summer and autumn in Belize tend to slow down.  The slow season, the off-season, the low season**.  Despite that, I’ve had a busy few weeks…just after I returned from my yearly trip to the states, my friend arrived for 10 days.  And then, withKeep reading »

A Look Back at The Split on Caye Caulker, Belize

The small island of Caye Caulker was split in two by infamous Hurricane Hattie in 1961.   The storm also caused thousands of people to evacuate the then capital, Belize City.  Hattieville, now a village (and home to the Belize prison), was set up as a refugee camp for over 10,000 people. Today, on Caye Caulker, there seemsKeep reading »

A Walk Around Gorgeous Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker is an easy affordable water taxi ride from San Pedro, Belize.  25 minutes and you are walking down the center of a sand road lined with coconut trees…passing pastel wooden buildings, locals grilling lobster and that gorgeous sea view. I don’t make it over there enough.  The last time, in April of thisKeep reading »

Pool and Snacks at Costa Blu Resort on North Ambergris Caye

When I first arrived on Ambergris Caye over 10 years ago, there was a large, all-inclusive dive resort way up north that seemed SO far away… 6 miles north of San Pedro town, before there was a road, was Costa Maya Dive Resort.  It closed down soon after I moved here – and my firstKeep 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 »

Bugs that Bite in Belize

I hope this does not come as a shock to anyone but Belize is in the tropics and…the secret is out!  We have bugs that bite or sting or just suck a bit of your blood. We also have about 1000 reasons TO VISIT but I have addressed those in about 3000 posts – checkKeep reading »