Sports & Exercise

Lamanai Landing Hotel and Some Great Tours in Orange Walk, Belize

What is there to see and do in Orange Walk, Belize? Let me show you a few excellent tours.

I do love an invitation.  Last week I signed up for a pretty exciting trip to Orange Walk.  Most exciting because, for years, I was operating under the belief that those who visited the northwest district of Belize were going to see one of Belize’s grandest Mayan sites – Lamanai.  Only. It’s a “do notKeep reading »

Sunday Funday at the Truck Stop, Ambergris Caye

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Sunday afternoon on Ambergris Caye.  A little music, some food and a giant waffle cone of delicious ice cream, lots of friends and more.  The Truck Stop is where it’s at.  PLUS, “Sunday Funday at the Truck Stop” is a title so perfect when set to the tune of 1975’s disco classic (others might sayKeep reading »

WHAT A VIEW: Parasailing over the Reef and Ambergris Caye


My three biggest fears in life, in order are:  1.  Heights 2. Public Speaking and 3. Death.  But this was my second time parasailing and I felt like a pro.  No more nerves (though it was a breezy day) – I felt totally secure with the heavy duty sitting sling I had climbed into…and theKeep reading »

Greg Norman Visits Belize – Golf Course Planned for 2016


I know very little about golf but even I have heard of now retired professional Australian golfer, Greg Norman.  He has won 85 major tournaments in the 1980s and 1990s and spent 331 week at Number One in his field. His nickname is the Great White Shark.  He was born in Queensland, Australia – homeKeep reading »

Before 10am in San Pedro: There’s A Ton Going on in this Town


I was up early today – I won’t describe why…it just had to do with my dog & some cat poop and…that’s enough said.  But it certainly was an early morning Halloween trick.  Best to get up, do the laundry and get some distance from the situation. First, while driving south, I ran into a 5kKeep reading »

San Pedro’s Ricky Luna ROCKS Merida Mexico’s 2015 WOD Challenge


Crossfit was founded in 2000 in California – a combination of high intensity training, weight-lifting and more – and over the last 10 years has spread like fitness wildfire. And in the last two years it has really exploded in Belize.  There is a gym in Placencia and two on Ambergris Caye  – San Pedro CrossfitKeep reading »

The 11th Annual Lagoon Reef Eco-Challenge Was the Closest One Yet!


For the last 11 years,  two-man or woman teams of kayakers take to the water for a 42 mile, two day kayaking marathon.  The event highlights reef conservation and environmental friendliness and is just a super fun competition for those paddling (wishful thinking on my part) and for those on shore enjoying a Belikin and cheeringKeep reading »

A Busy Holiday Weekend in San Pedro, Belize


This is a holiday weekend in many parts of the world.    Monday is Commonwealth Day here in Belize, Memorial Day in the US, Whitmonday in France…it’s the unofficial start of Summer.  Get out those barbecues (always out in Belize), white shoes and pants…SUMMER! A photo of a flamboyant tree yesterday.  I can’t get enough of them.Keep reading »

Flying Over Ambergris Caye with Belize Parasail…DOLPHINS!


I got an offer I could not refuse.  Come meet us at Fido’s Dock in downtown San Pedro and try parasailing…just give it a try. I’d never been parasailing.  I’ve seen the parachutes floating over the reef but heights?  So not my thing. After a few weeks of hemming and hawing, I decided to give itKeep reading »

San Pedro Runs For Autism Awareness: Great Turnout for The 5K Race


Sunday morning, 10am.  Central Park San Pedro, Belize.  A 5K run/walk for Autism Awareness was organized by the Special Needs teachers at one of the local schools – Ambergris Caye Elementary or ACES. Now on Ambergris Caye, we have fundraisers galore.  But most involve eating, usually BBQ, and drinking, usually Belikin and rum punch, sometimesKeep reading »