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11 Reasons That YOU Should be in Belize in October

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September celebrations are over.  Sigh.  And it is officially FALL – or so says the calendar. September, October and November are typically the “low season” in Belize.  It’s hurricane season.  I understand.  Everyone is getting back to school, summer is over and it’s time to buckle down… It may seem like an odd time toKeep reading »

A Guide to Packing for Belize in the Rainy Season

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It has many names – the low season, the off season, hurricane season but around here on Ambergris Caye, it’s generally called the rainy season.  August, September, October, often into November, like in much of the Caribbean, the weather and the sea are warmer, the air more humid and there is always a chance of rain. It’sKeep reading »

Six Reasons to Visit Ambergris Caye This Summer

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I hope it helps because I get quite a few questions about Belize in the summer.  How is it?  Does it rain all the time?  Are there one zillion bugs?  Is everything closed?  Will I be the only one on the island? Is Belize worth visiting in the summer? THE ANSWER IS YES.  Yes, yes,Keep reading »

Belize is SO Different: And Here’s Why…

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I was just reading an article talking about Caribbean vacation destinations and it states:  Another major problem…is that the islands mostly offer the same thing, so they simply take tourists from one another. Today the Cayman Islands is a hot destination, siphoning off high-end tourists from Barbados and Bahamas. And tourists travelling on a budget (my category) oftenKeep reading »

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

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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 »

Why I LOVE December on Ambergris Caye, Belize

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I am no Scrooge – I’m a pretty big fan of Christmas no matter where I am.  I have now lived in Belize for over 8 years – and have spent each Christmas here on Ambergris Caye. I also spent the 33 previous Christmas seasons in the US…New Jersey to be exact.   And while IKeep reading »

High Season Comes Early to Ambergris Caye, Belize

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This past week…I wasn’t sure if it was just me.  I saw tourists.  Lots of them.  More people unloading at Tropic Air, more golf carts filled with visitors and town just felt like it was hopping.  But…it’s early November?  A time of year that’s just…quiet.  Usually super quiet. Could it be true? Sure the weather onKeep reading »

A Brilliant Week of Sunsets in Belize

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Google, I asked, what makes for a beautiful sunset?  All this week in San Pedro (from my perspective) and across Belize (as shown on Instagram), the sunsets in particular have been absolutely gorgeous.  Humidity (which I look up about 8 times a day here)?  Clouds?  Storms? Well…yes.  And more.  According to this National Geographic article,Keep reading »

There is PLENTY To Do in Belize in October – My Recap

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October is the slowest of the slow season.  The heart of the hurricane season.  But I’ve said it many times…if you can find a cheap ticket (or even if you can’t), October is a fantastic time to visit. Here are some of the things I did this October.  A recap just in case you missedKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Morning for Dog Walking – The Sun Is Back

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I have nothing of great interest to tell you this morning.  But I’ve got this- after a few days of clouds and general greyness, the sun is out, the water is sparkling and it’s a beautiful day. I am also weekend-sitting my friend’s dog Maxie.   A perfect morning to take a walk south. OneKeep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in April and May

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April and May can be some pretty great months to visit Belize.  The Easter/Spring Break crowds have started to thin out.  The peak airline prices of December, US Presidents’ Week, and Easter are starting to come down a bit.  And the wetter season hasn’t started yet so the average day is dry and warm.  OnKeep reading »

September in Belize is THE Best: There is Still Time!

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I have written about why I think you should be here for Independence Day, September 21st, in Belize before.  But I think visiting Belize in September is a decision your won’t regret.  I know that it is tough.  The kids are easing back into school, the weather is still summery so maybe you aren’t longingKeep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize In February

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So I am a few days late (let’s make that a week) but these monthly posts remain some of my most popular.  Allow me to update it for February.  There are some things that appeared in earlier months but there are some good reasons that make February different.THE BACHELOR:  This IQ Point drainingly awesome showKeep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in January

I haven’t done this update for December and January and well… it’s a bit late.  But no time like the present, right?  Let’s get started.  Here is why visiting Belize in January is REALLY a good idea. THE WEATHER:  The “rainy” season is coming to a quick end (and has been for a month orKeep reading »

How to Dress Like A Local For Cold Weather in Belize

Before you even say it…I KNOW!   If you are not in Belize, I’m sure you are somewhere much colder.  Much colder. But our first “cold front” blew in last night and it is downright chilly.  Dipping into the low seventies with a serious north wind (up to 40 mph), most of us are wakingKeep reading »

Are There Seasons in San Pedro Belize?

YES!  People who visit me or look at my pictures often ask me if I miss seasons or more specifically, do I miss winter in New York/New Jersey.  Ummmm…snow?  ice?  sleet?  eternal darkness?  No, not one bit.  Plus, there are distinct seasons in San Pedro.  Very distinct seasons.  It just took me a few years to really realize it. Let’sKeep reading »