My Life

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 »

2016: You’ve Been Good To Me So Far

There are only a few more days left in 2016…and for me, this last holiday week often seems to be a blur.  All the planning, my seemingly countless posts about Christmas in Belize and events…POOF.  Blink and it will be the New Year. So before that happens I thought I’d say THANK YOU.  For reading,Keep reading »

How I Fell into One of the Best Jobs Ever

The whole world was a bit shocked as we watched the US elect a new President.  As I imagined the stress, the sleepless days and nights, the pressure, the isolation, the unbearable stress, all to win what I would consider to be the very worst job in the world, I can’t help but be gratefulKeep reading »

How To Find a Job in Belize

I TOTALLY understand.  Totally.  You visit Belize – the cayes or the mainland – and you love it.  Your first thought…I’d like to come back.  A few days later, after having some drinks with a few Americans or Canadians or Brits living here full-time, you think…I would love to do that.  Everyone speaks English…it’s beautiful andKeep reading »

My Summer To-Do List in Belize: 14 Different Activities

June 20th was the first official day of summer – the longest day of the year.  Here in Belize, the HOT season tends to start a bit earlier.  *Stats at the end of the post All weather data talk aside, it’s SUMMER!  The kids are out of school which means you’ll find many of them playingKeep reading »

4G Mi-Fi Internet Service in Belize – Hello My New Life!

It was August 2013 and I bought my first Mi-Fi (mobile Wi-Fi hotspot) from Smart in San Pedro.  It was a cute little number and allowed me to charge the battery and use the internet on the run…and it provided service that was good enough.  Good enough for me to get my work done…and toKeep reading »

Last Days Of Belize Summer Vacation…

Or so it feels like it…rather than spending most of the days on the computer (or traveling or eating), I’ve been hitting the beach.  My most bestest friend Jamie (who is a 7th grade math teacher – pause to shudder over the thought of hoards of pubescent children) usually visits me for 4-6 weeks duringKeep reading »

A Summer Day in San Pedro, Belize – Sun, Chocolate and Pupusas

I have a friend visiting for 2 weeks – my very best friend.  And since I disappeared for 4 days of her visit to attend the amazing Belize International Film Festival down in Placencia, we absolutely need to do fun things for the remainder of her visit. Luckily, with the gorgeous weather and the waterKeep reading »

My Cost of Living in San Pedro, Belize

Moving to another country is a big deal.  No matter how you look at it.  And estimating how much day to day life is really going to cost is tough. When I started blogging a few years ago (September 2011), I wrote a post called How Much Does it Really Cost to Live in Belize.Keep reading »

Going to My Dentist on Ambergris Caye: Beach Pics

Okay, okay, OKAY!  I know that technically I am the SANPEDROscoop and some of you just want to see and hear Ambergris Caye.  Fried chicken in Belize City?  Art in Placencia?  Pffft. I guess it makes some sense.  Ambergris Caye was, after all, just named TRIPADVISOR’S Travelers Choice BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD.  For theKeep reading »

My Internet in Belize: One Month with My Smart Mi-Fi

It’s been well publicized that Internet service in Belize is some of the slowest and most expensive in the world.  Last November, it was big news that the national phone company, BTL, would cut the price of 128k internet speed in half to make the net more accessible to Belizeans. 128k?!  Awesome!  Now I canKeep reading »

An Opinionated Guide to Belize – My New Website

Welcome to my new website, San Pedro Scoop – An Opinionated Guide to Ambergris Caye & Belize.  I know lots of people don’t like change (me included), but I’m hoping you like this site.  I want it to be colorful, information and hopefully fun. While I will continue to focus on Ambergris Caye (hard not to…I live here),Keep reading »

2012: An August Hurricane Scare to The End of the World, FINAL PART

I hear you groaning…either because you are sick of this filler recap material (how dare you!) or because it is now almost March 2013 and I’m still reminiscing about 2012.I posted:  Part One from Guanaja, Honduras to A State Fair to Medellin a while ago and then Part Two The Panama Canal to Two LobsterfestsKeep reading »

I’ll Be Home For Christmas…

In fact, I’ll be home a whole lot sooner than that.  I’m at my final destination in the good ole’ United States…my younger brother’s house in Providence, Rhode Island.  The weather has been good for the past two weeks.  Cold but not exceptionally so.I’ve been making due with one pair of jeans from Old NavyKeep reading »

Belize: Help me Split $550 Million US Dollars from Powerball?

Powerball is the huge US lottery…42 states,Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.  Tonight is the second biggest jackpot of all time.  $550 million US dollars.I have never purchased a US lottery ticket.  I think it is ridiculous.  You have an equal chance of winning by flushing your money down the toilet.1 in 175,000,000.  (YourKeep reading »

Happy Thanksgiving from Ridgewood, NJ Plus How To Celebrate it In Belize

Okay…I’m officially freezing.   And officially promising  NOT to subject you to too many New Jersey pictures.  But it’s Thanksgiving in the United States, I’m back at my childhood home for the holidays and I don’t think I’ve ever taken any pictures of my ‘hood.  So I took a few while walking my mom’s dogKeep reading »