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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 »

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 »

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 »

Sunday on Ambergris Caye: There is ALWAYS Something Going On

This has been a week of HOT weather on Ambergris Caye, Belize.  The wind, while strong, has been blowing from the south-east and temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s, super high humidity and a hot muggy wind have really turned up the sweat.  Folks, it’s a 3 shower a day weather. (Here isKeep reading »

What is Ambergris Caye Like Right Now?

Yesterday I heard tough news.  The Motherboard on my beloved HP was dead…blown…kaput.   Just over one year old and broken.  It’s never easy to hear. Looks good to me? So after reviewing my bank account – and accounts receivable – I did what anyone looking to buy a laptop in Belize would do –Keep reading »

A May Morning in San Pedro

Today the wind has shifted.  No more breeze from the south and the haze it seems to set over the caye…today is a gorgeous bright blue May day.  And I headed to town.  Inspired by the pretty weather and sparkly ocean, I took a bunch of pictures. Two things of note on this Wednesday.  Keep 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 »

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 »

February Snapshots on Ambergris Caye

There is SO much going on in Belize in February.  Just walk down the streets of San Pedro and you can see how many people are visiting.  As winter drags on in the north, the weather here has been perfection for the last weeks… Though those who collect water could use just a LITTLE sprinkle.Keep reading »

Lake Atitlan: My Breathtaking Last Stop in Guatemala

I’m not sure how describe exactly how stunning Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is.  A lake of unknown depths, deep clear sapphire blue, surrounded by volcanoes so steep that is seems impossible that anyone lives there.  PERFECT summer days and cool nights at 5000 feet.  The warm air from the Pacific rises up from the west forming fairy taleKeep reading »

My New Weekly Newsletter: A Work in Progress

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 »