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Finalized Regs & Travel App Released For Belize’s Oct 1st Controlled Re-Opening + My Three Factors For Predicting the Next Phase

Last night, the Belize Tourism Board released the latest version of the Belize Travel Regulation for the re-opening of the International Airport to visitors on October 1st.  There is no restriction on which countries’ citizens can visit Belize but there are regulations on entry as well as a “safe corridor” for visitors.   The movement ofKeep reading »

A Quiet Sunday on a Long Independence Holiday Weekend

Happy Independence Day BELIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  A country with such a long varied history but technically is only 39 years old. Here’s the Wikipedia short version of our modern history:  “British Honduras was a British Crown colony on the east coast of Central America, south of Mexico, from 1862 to 1964, then a self-governing colony, renamed BelizeKeep reading »

Hot and Still…A Walk & Sea-Beaning on North Ambergris Caye

Dock At Costa Blue

September stays true to form on Ambergris Caye.  HOT and extremely humid and still. The kind of day that I’ve sure the 1977 classic reggae song “96 Degrees in the Shade” was written about. Frances and I headed out for a walk – to our south…the small dock just south of Xtan Ha Resort. It’sKeep reading »

Get a Great Cookbook or A Cool T-Shirt: Support San Pedro

While Belize’s International Airport is set to open on October 1st, the country is not just throwing the doors wide open yet. October 1st will start Phase 3 of the country’s re-opening and there will be limits and regulations in place.  Belize, in what is usually one of the slowest months for tourism of theKeep reading »

Dogs Make Everything Better: Some of My Favorite Belize Dogs

2020 has given me (and the entire world) A LOT of lemons.  And, so far, I’ve been unable to make lemonade.   Finding the positives in this whole Pandemic/Economic collapse isn’t the easiest thing to do…a great book?  Preparing a delicious meal or a successful new recipe?  Things that slow down your mind a bit…get itKeep reading »

September in Belize: A Weekend Round-Up

What might normally be a quiet early September Monday morning in Belize – back to school, the real kick-off to Belize’s Independence MONTH celebrations…is neither of those things.  (September 10th is the first of 2 national holidays in Belize celebrating our country’s Independence) Sept 10th:  Battle of St George’s Caye and the “normal” celebrations inKeep reading »

Hurricane Nana Makes Landfall in Belize As A Weak Category One

Just an hour or so ago, Belize raised the Green Flag – “All Clear”.  Hurricane Nana is on her way out of Belize after making landfall in the middle of the night JUST south of Hopkins, Belize as a “weak” Category One. Yesterday, the entire country was preparing – even the north of Belize…here inKeep reading »

End of Third Week of Total Island Lock-Down #2 on Ambergris Caye

I wish I had better or more exciting news but…we are plodding along here on Ambergris Caye.  That “we” is mostly just me…and Jeff…and the dogs.  We have been doing our best to abide by the rules set down by the Government of Belize.  Only head to town for essentials during non-curfew hours.  But stayKeep reading »

Belize & CoVid-19: Updates Including International Airport Opening CANCELLED

I will be updating this as news comes out: 3pm, Government Press Conference with Prime Minister and Minister of Education Start with Dr. Manzanero, the testing and the science – yesterday 148 samples were processed/tested countrywide – a new record. 15 new cases were diagnosed yesterday, August 4th, 7 in Orange Walk, 7 in CorozalKeep reading »

The Truck Stop Closes for the Season. Wait…What Season?

Belize’s “Slow Season” Takes on New Meaning…and It’s Impossible to Predict When it Will End this Year Our island, Ambergris Caye – in fact, our whole country of Belize…has been closed for about four months now.  (Belize closed her borders officially to visitors on March 24, 2020  and that was expanded to include Belizean nationalsKeep reading »

I Love Ambergris Caye When She’s SO Green

A few days ago, we drove way up north on Ambergris Caye and while my sea view was marred a bit by the recent sargassum (seaweed) influx – the other side of the road…the trees and flowers and vines…the forest looked GORGEOUS. I LOVE how spider lilies grow wild along the beach. Heavy rains atKeep reading »

A Drive to the Far North of Ambergris Caye and Robles Point

Cabanas at Tranquility Bay

About twice a year, I join Jeff for a bumpy slow ride up to what I call Far North of Ambergris Caye.  To the first spot where our barrier reef meets the land – it’s called Robles Point. Our reef hits the land twice up there – Robles Point and then a few miles northKeep reading »