Sea Front Sarteneja, Belize: A Charming QUIET Village

Sarteneja is a small village on the coast of Northern Belize’s Corozal district that can’t help but charm.  The water is a distinctive chalky aqua, the old style fishing boats are bobbing in the breeze and the white village streets are lined with neat homes and huge almond & mango trees. The village has aKeep reading »

Get Out Your Calendars: The Spring & Summer Festivals of Belize

Belize has seasons.  In fact, we have more seasons the average place.  When it comes to weather, we have winter (cooler & dry) leading to the Easter winds, the weather gets warmer and rains lead into storm season and…repeat.  (For a bit more detail, see here.) But we also have “Busy Season” and “Slow season”…”HighKeep reading »

One of My Favorite New Businesses in Belize: Delices De France

Just a few days ago, I walked into the new French bakery in San Pedro, Belize and, for the fifth day in a row, I bought a GORGEOUS baguette sandwich for lunch. Just behind me was a San Pedro traffic officer buying 2 baguettes to-go.  And a mom with her 2 kids in school uniformsKeep reading »

Trash on North Ambergris Caye – When Do We Say Enough Is Enough?

As some of you might know, after 9 years of living south of San Pedro town, I now live on North Ambergris Caye.  Over 7 miles north of town.  And every single day, with the rare exception, we drive to town – for work, for shopping, for meetings…we drive to and from town. Since the pavingKeep reading »

My Internet & The Possibility of Being a Digital Nomad in Belize

Can you be a digital nomad in Belize? Here is a look at my internet on Ambergris Caye

Last year, I wrote a post titled:  How To Get A Job In Belize.  It’s the #1 question that I receive from readers and look, I totally get it.  MAN do I get it. You visit Belize – everyone is so friendly, everyone speaks English, it’s gorgeous warm and inviting, there seem to be quiteKeep reading »

What to Expect from Easter on Ambergris Caye, Belize: 2017

Sunday, April 9th is Palm Sunday.  The beginning of the holiest week – leading up to the holiest day – in the Christian calendar.  It’s a huge celebration around the world. Religion aside, it’s also a vacation week for lots of the world’s kids.  And a long weekend for many.  Belize, in the British tradition,Keep reading »

New Direct Flight To Belize Adds New Route & Higher Level of Service

Belize attracts its share of celebrity visitors. From Olympian & Dancing with the Stars’ Simone Biles to Bill Gates and Chelsea Handler.   Even the family of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, are becoming more and more enamored with our country. In December of 2015, Trump first daughter and aide, wowed her 3+ million Instagram followers sharingKeep reading »

Getting South of San Pedro Town – Changes and Shopping

Bar and Restaurant Pier 366 Banyan Bay Belize

Today we have family arriving from the states and my usual shopping list was modified to include “nice things for visitors” – wine from Wine De Vine, smoked fish from the Farmers’ Market and Ian Anderson. So I set off early on a beautiful Saturday morning.  (This was my view down the easement by theKeep reading »

Naia Resort and Spa, Placencia: Unlike Any Other in Belize

Naia Spa Pool Placencia Belize Luxury

Placencia, the small scenic village in Southern Belize, has suddenly gone worldwide.  Featured in the New York Times as one of the 52 Places to Go in 2017 and in Vogue as “The Must Visit Caribbean Destination that No One’s Heard Of”  it’s time for Placencia, Belize to take the spotlight. Many of us, especially the residents,Keep 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 »

Morning Drive By: Wyndham Grand Belize on Ambergris Caye

This morning we were driving to town to run some errands.  And about 3 miles north – at the property called The Venezia – a bit of Venice in Belize – I saw this peeking out… …and came to a screaming halt. A Wyndham resort?  In Belize?  WHAT? Apparently yes.  But let’s back up aKeep reading »

Eating Placencia, Belize and My Stay at the Newest Boutique Hotel

My last post described how I traveled from San Pedro to Placencia, Belize.  100 miles as the crow flies but by bus and boat – the budget route – it can be an all day affair. Placencia, like San Pedro, is a beach town that started as a very small fishing village.  But Placencia VillageKeep reading »