Tours From The Island

My 8 Favorite Sea Creatures in Belize

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Belize has some ridiculously amazing creatures. Both above the water… A toucan in the Cayo District.  The National Bird. Fuego, the tapir, at the Belize Zoo.  The National Animal. This beautiful Howler Monkey outside of Belize City. And below the water. Many know Belize for the coastline, the amazing diving and snorkeling.  And for veryKeep reading »

Saturday in San Pedro: A Farmers’ Market & Crocodile Hunting

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Waking up to the height of the yellow sulphur butterfly migration, it was a gorgeous day.  Blue and sunny with hundreds of yellow-green butterflies flitting by.  Was I able to capture them on camera?  Hardly… A cocoplum tree in the front yard seemed to be a quickly snacking stop…there were about 50 on the bush…maybeKeep reading »

WHAT A VIEW: Parasailing over the Reef and Ambergris Caye

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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 »

Snapshot Sunday: The Week ALL Over Belize

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Instead of losing interesting in Instagram, I become more and more enamored.  Despite the fact that of the 400 million users, 90% are estimated to be below 35 years old.  I…miss that demographic by a few years.  But it’s such an easy, fun, fast way to share your pictures and follow what others are doingKeep reading »

My Eight Craziest Adventure Tours In Belize

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Belize is full of adventure.  Such a small country, you can be at the 2nd largest reef in the world on one day and then deep within an inland cave the next.  It was my trip to the “Black Hole” that got me thinking about this list so I’ll start with that.  Adventure?  Me?  Keep reading »

Belize’s Black Hole Drop: Leave The Chicken at The Top

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Belize’s Maya Mountains (that cover much of the lower left quadrant of the country) sit atop caves and hidden rivers…places discovered and undiscovered.  Yesterday, starting in Ambergris Caye (and returning there in the same day), I hiked deep into the jungle, dropped 300 feet into a limestone sink hole and lived to tell the tale.Keep reading »

Belize Game Fishing and The Big November Tournament

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When you think big game fishing…I’m not sure you think Belize.  Fly fishing YES!  Always Belize.  Check out this article about 11 of the World’s Best Fishing Spots.  Belize is right there but for our “inshore slam” – the permit, the tarpon and the bonefish. But we have deep waters – just after our reef,Keep reading »

A Magical Manatee, Caye Caulker & The Changes At the Split

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Yesterday was THE DAY to get in the water.  Hot and perfectly still in the morning, Carl of Imagine Tours met us at the gas station dock in town.  It was just four of us…and the day was ours.  We had one REAL goal.  To swim with a manatee. Lunch in Caye Caulker…especially Fried Chicken Friday atKeep reading »

Snorkeling Belize’s Blue Hole: This Trip is SO MUCH MORE

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I don’t know how many times it has happened…too many to count. Visitor finds out I write a blog about Belize.  Visitor asks me about one of Belize’s most treasured sites, one of the natural wonders of the world, the Blue Hole.  I answer. And then visitor looks at me…confused and disappointed.  Their eyes sayKeep reading »

Snapshot Sunday: My Week Jungle to Reef in Belize

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Sometimes you just feel lucky.  And this past week or so has been one of those times.  I went from spelunking the ATM cave in the Cayo District of Belize (yes…I said spelunking) and watching gorgeous toucans as I enjoyed breakfast to sitting on a sandbar on the leeward side of Ambergris Caye and eating gorgeousKeep reading »

The West or Leeward Side of Ambergris Caye…It’s Just Heaven

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After spending three nights in the gorgeous jungle and Mystic River Resort, I arrived back on Ambergris Caye for some truly beautiful weather.  And while I still need to tell you about caving, hiking and waterfalls…let me switch back to the caye right now. It is what makes Belize such a SPECTACULAR country.  One dayKeep reading »

A Charter Flight Over The Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole…OH BELIZE!

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Just a few weeks ago, Danielle Burruss and her husband stayed for one GORGEOUS week at Grand Caribe Resort.  GORGEOUS week.  I located some of her sunrise photos on Instagram (follow her – she’s still posting lots of gorgeous pictures of Belize!) and I’ve basically been Insta-stalking her ever since. Photography is her passion CLEARLY…andKeep reading »