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I’m Heading to Belize Prime Day Deals

I hear you.  GROAN.  Prime Day? But hear me out.  I woke up today to about 10 alerts on my phone, 75 emails, commercials on repeat on Hulu and Facebook &Instagram ablaze with Prime Day information. This year they seem to be REALLY pushing air purifiers – last year it was some GE ice machine. Keep reading »

A Walk Around Town On A Wednesday: Chocolate and Beautiful Art

Yesterday I headed into San Pedro with a big list of errands:  Stop by Belize Chocolate Company, Visit Blue Water Grill to see a display by one of my favorite artists, visit Belize Bank to see if they found my lost ATM card (they did!), Print out some government forms for my Belize Citizenship Application,Keep reading »

Secret Beach Area: A Look North Along the Shoreline

Last week, Jeff and I took a trip west on Ambergris Caye.  Out to the Secret Beach area and all the “subdivisions” leading up to that area. This is an old map (2014?) of the area – about 4 miles north of San Pedro town (on the barrier reef side) and about 4 miles westKeep reading »

2022 Caye Caulker Lobsterfest in 50 Pictures

Lobster Catch

Caye Caulker‘s Lobsterfest kicked off Friday night and yesterday was the first full day.  It’s like an island block party – music, cold beer, grills…so many grills, dogs and kids running around.  And…I didn’t make it over. What!?!?!  How can you post about an event when you didn’t even go?  you might ask. I almostKeep reading »

Secret Beach Area: Houses Starting to Go All Over the Place

West End Cabanas Secret Beach

When I first moved to the island (2007) – the entire gorgeous west coast of Ambergris Caye was only reachable by boat. An area for fishermen and very few others.  Both catch and release for the flyfishermen and and those catching food – fish and lobster.  You can see an old fish trap below. AndKeep reading »

Wow San Pedro, You Look Gorgeous

Walk by the Phoenix Resort

Yesterday was just gorgeous in San Pedro, Belize.  The sun was bright, the sky was just a little bit bluer and yellow-green butterflies are flitting by – north to south – as the Cloudless Sulphurs pass through Belize on their mysterious migration. Check out this short video of the migration on our island. For theKeep reading »

June Views and Festivals around San Pedro

Yesterday I took an hour to just wander around town and take some pictures.  We have a slew of festivals coming up… Dia De San Pedro:  June 24th and June 25th Celebrating our town and a tribute to St Peter.  This year, it has become more of a concert/late night party.  But the Miss SanKeep reading »

My Belize Summer To-Do List: 2022

501 Ramen

For the last 6 years, I’ve been putting together a summer to-do list.   I’ve been partly realistic, partly aspirational and, sometimes, partly delusional.  Like 2016.  I still can’t believe I was thinking of engaging in “more selfie taking”.  Was I having some sort of mid-life crisis? Here is 2016 – Still want to do (again): Keep reading »

A Peek inside the San Pedro Public Library

Did you know that our town has a public library?  For kids and adults.  Right in the middle of town – right on the beach? I did…well…sorta.  I have walked past it 100 times…probably more…and though I’m a bit embarassed to say it…I never went inside. Well now I know. The San Pedro Library wasKeep reading »

A Walk Around Town: So Many Things Stay the Same

Last week I wrote a post about all the NEW coming to the island – and I barely scratched the surface.  Larger concrete buildings going up…change that is inevitable in a place as special as Ambergris Caye.  But…as I grabbed my camera and walked around San Pedro town yesterday – something I recommend everyone doKeep reading »

Fun Hollywood Squares RRR Fundraiser: RRR Called Twice Before The Show Was Even Over

Just this past Saturday night, Nauticrab Bar and Grill brought back the very retro game show, Hollywood Squares, to raise money for the amazing Triple R Rescue team.  Our island’s ambulance service that operates solely through fundraising and donations.  The island stars answered questions scoring Xs and Os, volunteers sold raffle tickets and collected donationsKeep reading »

New Businesses, Remodels, New Owners…The “Living the Dream” Economy

Before I start yapping about business turnover on Ambergris Caye – there was a big announcement yesterday.  The CDC (and the US) have dropped the requirement to show a negative COVID test to get into the country (here is the CDC’s information page for details). It’s great news for travel since 1. our neighbors droppedKeep reading »

OMG, For Real? The Barefoot Iguana Night Club to Open in 2022!

I first visited Ambergris Caye in August of 2006.  And every night of the week, there was a different event that ALL visitors to the island (who wanted to go out at night) attended.  Monday, it was Crazy Canuck’s Beach Bar for Punta Night, Tuesday was live music at the Tacklebox,  Wednesday, Ladies Night atKeep reading »

Rain Gone, Winds Shift and The Most Beautiful Day

Earlier this week and far far away (at least 1000 miles) – record-setting Hurricane Agatha hit the Mexican state of Oaxaca – died down quickly and passed over the northern Yucatan as a tropical wave.  But she had far-reaching effects – Ambergris Caye say her first real rain of the season.  Almost-empty cisterns, dusty roads,Keep reading »

New Best Burger on the Island? Patty Flipper Belize

I know, I know…you don’t travel to Belize to have a hamburger.  You come to taste Belizean food, as you should since it’s amazing.  I find that the food of Belize is always a surprise to visitors since they most likely had never heard of Belizean cuisine. and it’s THAT GOOD. But if you liveKeep reading »

I Never Really Thought of Parrots Until I Moved to Belize

Before I moved to Belize 15 years ago, I never really considered parrots. Or…to be honest…birds in general.  Sure…parrots and pirates.  Or parakeets in cages….odd pets that only seem to scream and poop. Those claws…those beaks…those beady eyes.   And it’s hard to forget those attention seeking guys (they are always men) who walk down theKeep reading »

Ambergris Caye, Belize in July And Typical July Weather: 2022

So…you are thinking about visiting Belize in July.  The reef, the people, the food (!), the wildlife, the adventure but…is July a good time to visit?  How’s the weather in July?  Is it busy?  Are there lots of things going on? July’s a great time to visit.  You can often find deals on your favoriteKeep reading »