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Seabean Garland: Can you Fit a Dremel Drill in Your Luggage?

To watch Martha Stewart put the finishing touches on a glittered pumpkin or a hand-stamped linen napkin is a thing of beauty.  I’ve always been kinda obsessed with the combination of good taste and competence that crafting projects. Unfortunately, I am generally more “into” the final product than the actually DIY part…but why let thatKeep reading »

The Most BEAUTIFUL Late October Day

Yesterday I woke up…it was like most other October Mondays.  I checked the National Hurricane Center to see if anything new had popped up on the radar – it IS that time of year in the Western Caribbean and Central America. I slathered up with bug spray and took the dogs for a walk –Keep reading »

Sweating at the Camp: Waiting for A Cold Front!

I’m not sure what it is…global warming, age, low tolerance, general lack of rain…but this September and October have been THE HOTTEST EVER! I hear rumors that a COLD FRONT IS COMING.  (Don’t panic if you have your vacation planned – a “cold front” in Belize means wind from the north -humidity goes lower andKeep reading »

Update: Development Explosion at and Around Secret Beach

Secret Beach is the most visited spot on Ambergris Caye.  And it is changing and developing at a startling rate. Just 10 years ago, the only way to reach the west side of Ambergris Caye was boat.  Just 6 years ago, after a cross-island road was filled and finished, you could drive over but theKeep reading »

HOT Perfect September Weekend in Belize

There are lots of reasons to visit Belize in September – including the Independence Celebrations and the lower prices.  But this weekend – I didn’t plan on taking any pictures, I was doing nothing special… But I couldn’t stop pulling over and taking pictures of the sea…and palm tree shadows and really just anything.  ItKeep reading »

Celebrations Take Off in San Pedro for the 10th Day Of September

Yesterday was a national holiday in Belize. It was the 10th day of September…. Click here to play this crazy catchy song by Lord Rhaburn and Calypso Rose. Independence Month in Belize is in FULL SWING! 221 years ago, in a final attempt to take over the area, the Spaniards took on a small butKeep reading »

Back in Belize! A Quick Update!

Dear Blog,  It’s been almost two weeks since I wrote my last post.  But just a while back, I got a message that there was an ambulance and a fire truck in front of my mom’s house in New Jersey and… She is fine.  She fell and broke her wrist but I flew back toKeep reading »

Is Belize Safe?

Why Even Ask Is Belize Safe?  Traveling is Reward vs Risk Since I write about Belize, I do get questions:  IS BELIZE SAFE?  Is Belize safe for single travelers?  Is Belize safe for women?  For older travelers?  Is it safe to ride the bus in Belize? Let’s start off by saying that Belize is magic. Keep reading »

Fly Fishing Camp Life on Ambergris Caye

Things are slowing down on Ambergris Caye – the sun feels hotter, the air more humid and tourists are starting to wane.  I spent a few days at “the camp” this week – my home away from home.  We had a group of 6 visiting from Costa Rica – guys who do A LOT ofKeep reading »

Return to Blackadore Caye, Belize…Yes…Leo’s Island

For a long desolate sandbar off the coast of Belize, Blackadore Caye sure makes it into the local and international news a bunch. Here are the reasons you might have heard about just over 100 acre Blackadore Caye. The waters that surround Blackadore were included in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve expansion in 2015 –Keep reading »

August in San Pedro, The Heat is On…

The last two days have been HOT.  Look at what I consider to be the most accurate weather forecast for the island and it says we are hovering in the low and mid-80s.  But add in HUMIDITY, the sun’s intensity down here and low low winds and it absolutely feels like its over 100 degrees.Keep reading »

Lunch and Chocolate on the Beach in Downtown San Pedro

You’d think it would be hard to take THIS VIEW for granted… but it’s been at least a year since I walked on the beach in downtown San Pedro.  Luckily my best friend Jamie is in town – time for day trips and lunch dates and seeing San Pedro through a visitors’ eyes. Yesterday weKeep reading »