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My New Weekly Newsletter: A Work in Progress

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First let me tell you that this newsletter is a work in progress.  I want it to be a recap of the week but also a look at the week and month ahead.  Events not to be missed, a bit of trivia, a bit of new content and a word from my sponsors – specials,Keep reading »

The Palapa Bar Rises Quickly After Hurricane Earl and A Bit Of Lunch

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Yesterday morning was a gorgeous day…then darkening clouds… …not bad… And then this morning?  Rain.  It’s November. But yesterday, after Elsie’s first grooming ever (OF COURSE I AM GOING TO BLOG ABOUT THAT!) we stopped by the “check on the boat”.  An activity that can seems to be something one with a boat must doKeep reading »

Hot Gorgeous Weather Continues in Belize & A Few Events Around San Pedro

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The first week of this month has been absolutely jaw-droppingly beautiful.   A frequent visitor friend and diver asked me yesterday – “why don’t more people come down to Belize in October?  It’s spectacular!” Here is the view while I snacking on a DELICIOUS Banh Mi from Two Tree Banh Mi on the beach justKeep reading »

The Release of Destination Belize Magazine On A Beautiful Day in October

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Yesterday was a gorgeous one on Ambergris Caye – and…it also marked the release of the new Destination Belize magazine.  A magazine that was previously published by the Belize Tourism Board.  And you could generally find it on your side table when you got to your resort… I’m not going to lie.  The previous editionsKeep reading »

This Week Ahead: Seven Things

This coming week is a surprisingly busy one – the first week of October, the midst of the slow season.  Who would have guessed?  So, in an attempt to get just a step ahead of my arch-enemy procrastination, here is a list of seven things I plan to do this week. A week that includes workingKeep reading »

Checking out Two New Island Bars: Dive Bar & Paco’s Tiki Bar

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Ambergris Caye has lots of places to order a pina colada…or a Belikin.   In fact, even as you wander north, even the far north, there is always a local watering hole. Yesterday I checked out two new spots that have avoided my scrutiny for at least a few months.  Both are located north ofKeep reading »

Pimping Your Ride For Belize’s September Celebrations

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I love Independence Day just about anywhere.  But Belize’s is extra special in tons of ways.  Here are just a few… 1.  It’s not just a day, it’s about three weeks – there are two official holidays Sept 10th and Sept 21st and events last all month long.  You can see the schedule here  2.Keep reading »

September Celebrations!!!! Here’s Your Guide to the Big Events

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Just this past week, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) released the official schedule of events for September Celebrations in San Pedro and around the country. It IS my favorite time of year.  So, if you are visiting Ambergris Caye in September or you are living here for the very first time, hereKeep reading »

5 Things This Week

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I thought I’d start this week with a list of things I plan to do this week on Ambergris Caye.  Plan AND actually try (hard) to do.  They are absolutely two different things.  Support the small vendors that are open in San Pedro during the Slow Season. Okay….EVERYDAY may be tough but you know whatKeep reading »

Spices in San Pedro’s Central Park – Ricky’s Spice Shack

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I actually noticed the business a few months ago on Facebook – Ricky’s Spice Shack.  Super cute logo, name and header… They also have a website with recipe and spice using tips and on-line ordering.  Interesting… But it wasn’t until I saw on Facebook that they were going to be in San Pedro, that I tookKeep reading »