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 »

Let’s Celebrate The Belize Barrier Reef

The Belize Coral Reef – the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world – is the crown jewel of Belize.  The miles and miles of rainbow corals that make our entire coast line what it is today.  Literally.  Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker started as patches of coral and built up over thousands of years.Keep reading »

My Journey from Ambergris Caye To Placencia & A Look Around

Belize is a tiny country – but travel, depending on your time and your budget (but mostly your budget), can be time consuming. A few days ago, I took the slow route south – from Ambergris Caye to Placencia.  The quaint, colorful, vibrant village famous for their deep long beach and sidewalk main street. AKeep reading »

My Eight Craziest Adventure Tours In Belize Plus One

Belize is full of adventure.  Such a small country, you can be at the 2nd largest reef in the world on one day and then deep within an inland cave the next.  It was my trip to the “Black Hole” that got me thinking about this list so I’ll start with that.  Adventure?  Me?  Keep 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 »

Belize’s March National Holiday: An Unexpected Treat

Today, Baron Bliss Day, has always been one of my favorite national holidays in Belize. A quick note:  In November, 2008, this national holiday was officially renamed “Heroes and Benefactors Day” but it remains unchanged in my heart. There are a few reasons for my love of March 9 (or whatever Monday falls closest toKeep 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 »

Sunday Morning Serenity: Yoga at Beautiful Ak’Bol Resort

Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat and Eco-Resort is located about 1 mile north of the bridge in a beautiful neighborhood called Tres Cocos, on a very pretty stretch of ocean. I’ve sung the praises of their dock many times – the BEST swimming dock on Ambergris Caye.  With a great, easy breezy beach bar and restaurant toKeep reading »

A New Bar, A VIP Cocktail Party: Shaken Bar at Mahogany Bay Village

The Pool Deck at Mahogany Bay, Ambergris Caye

Mahogany Bay is the largest development that Ambergris Caye has ever seen.  Located about 2 miles south of town on relatively newly claimed land and canals, this project is ambitious…and then some. I first visited the village in June of 2014 – when they opened their very first public space, Rum + Bean Coffee.  AlmostKeep reading »

Belize’s Most Famous Jaguar Turns 10 Years Old at the Belize Zoo

Junior Buddy is the most famous jaguar in Belize for many reasons.  He is an ambassador for Belize’s big cats – showing us how majestic, special and beautiful jaguars are and how important it is to keep them in our country.  He is the only jaguar that was born and raised in the zoo.  He’sKeep reading »

Things I Never Knew I Needed: My Life In San Pedro, Belize

My shopping lists have changed COMPLETELY since I moved to Belize. Things that I never knew I needed and now I wonder…I live without this stuff? The answer is simple – and don’t judge me too harshly for this – I didn’t really cook (or clean for that matter) in my prior life.   IKeep reading »