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Belize It or Not: A True or False Trivia Quiz about BELIZE

Belize is a tiny country but filled with mystical magical things.  From the 2nd longest coral reef in the world to some of the densest, untouched forest in this hemisphere.    We also have the smallest capital city in Central America and one of the least dense populations in the world. Interesting…I know! So hereKeep reading »

A Home For Kids on Ambergris Caye: The MOVING Opening of Hope Haven Home

Yesterday was a beautiful day in more ways than one. In the afternoon, under the shining Belize sun, a group of persistent, motivated, hopeful women cut the ribbon for the Shine Center and Hope Haven Home in downtown San Pedro, Belize. The home was filled with donors and supporters for this AMAZING project that doesn’tKeep reading »

Rain, Rain, Rain Gives Way to Fall Weather Perfection on Ambergris Caye

After 8 days of RAIN RAIN RAIN…grey weather and then MORE RAIN, the weather gods have decided to have mercy upon us. Many residents of Ambergris Caye have found their yards flooded and their local streets, swamp.  While fascinating to watch the life cycles of tadpoles and mosquitoes, it grows tiresome QUICK when it isKeep reading »

Society Scoop: High Tea on Ambergris Caye for a Fantastic Cause

Yesterday I attended a seriously fancy event.  So seriously fancy that I put a DRESS on for my third time in 10 years.   So fancy that finger sandwiches were served and tea poured from real tea pots. And so fancy because it was so lovingly organized, painstakingly put together by SO many people for theKeep reading »

We Can Totally Do It: Cleaning up Belize

You may not be old enough to remember it – I barely am! – but the roadsides of the United States used to be a giant garbage dump. There was no recycling…you would finish your packed lunch on a long road trip and throw the trash out the car window.  Shot gun a can ofKeep reading »

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 »