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Beautiful Public Art Going Up Around San Pedro Now: Go See It!

I have not kept it a secret – I love love love public art.  A quick glance, it makes everyone’s life a bit brighter.  It helps encourage pride in our community.  It excites and uplifts budding artists.  And it can have economic value – rejuvenating neighborhoods and fostering tourism. I mean…how great would it beKeep reading »

We’re Back!

In the last few hours, I crossed the border from Chetumal Mexico to Corozal, Belize, jumped on a 15-minute flight back to San Pedro and golf carted back north.  Home.  I’m very happy to be back in Belize! I say “We” above because not only am I home but my website is back online.  3Keep reading »

Going To Mexico In A Few Days…And a Bunch of Photos

I’m finally getting the hang of my new laptop…and my beloved camera, repaired, should be arriving in just over a week…it’s time to pull things together! The weather has been beautiful and even the day of on-again-off-again rain was needed on the island – to tamp down the dust and give the flowers a sprinkle.Keep reading »

Busted Motherboard Silences SanPedroScoop for 6 Days

Well…ok.  That’s a bit dramatic but in today’s world…it seems to be how everyday sentiments are expressed on cable news and social media.   So I thought I’d give it a whirl?  Enragement engagement… And I don’t like it. So let me tell you what really happened. I was preparing for a Zoom call just aboutKeep reading »

Books and TV I’m Loving: An Easter Monday Catch-Up

It’s Easter Monday – and a public holiday here in Belize.  And if there is ANYTHING that the British left here in Belize that makes me especially happy, it’s the “Day After” Holidays. The weather has been just about perfect.  Here are some photos I took yesterday…the busiest I’ve ever seen the gas station withKeep reading »

The Contrast: Good Friday on Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye feels like it is growing by the minute.  When I look back on just my 15 years on the island – it’s startling.  I can only imagine someone who was born here 40…50 or even 60 years ago…the population has exploded…buildings, high rises (we now have a 6 story building still under constructionKeep reading »

Good-Sized Bush Fire at 8.5 Miles North Ambergris Caye OUT

Yesterday, early evening, I started receiving messages from friends around town – is there a big fire up by you?  Opening my door…I didn’t see (or smell) a thing…so I jumped in the golf cart to drive a bit north and take a look.  There had been a fire – fence posts were still onKeep reading »

Great Books About Ambergris Caye and Belize

Or…Great Book Gifts for Your Nerdy Belize Loving Friend I moved to Belize 15 years ago and…honestly?  at the time, I didn’t care about birds…or wildflowers or sea creatures.  Not one bit.  Maybe it was because I grew up in suburban NJ and then resided in a studio apartment in Manhattan (neither considered huge natureKeep reading »

At Long Last: A Refreshing SOLUTION to the Sargassum Problem in Belize

Sargassum.    The mere mention of it instills dread in vacation travelers not just to Belize but up and down the Yucatan Peninsula and throughout the Caribbean. While beneficial in modest quantities (sargassum serves as a floating nursery for much marine life),  in large quantities, well…it becomes problematic.  It’s hard to put a positive spin onKeep reading »

A Wow…Grab Your Camera…It’s so Gorgeous Kinda Saturday

The temperature is getting warmer and the air, more humid.  Summer is coming and chilly nights, soon, will no longer be a thing for 2022.  But this weekend…we had perhaps our last “cold front”.  The wind shifted – blowing from the north…cooler, less humid.  And we are still enjoying the colder temperatures.  Low 70s thisKeep reading »

Kate and William in Belize, Part 2: Now I NEED to Get to Caracol!

I wasn’t going to do it.  I figured that if you are interested in the Royals, you can find the pictures of their visit to Belize.  In fact, you can probably find thousands. I LOVE A GOOD .GIF! High Five to Belize! 🇧🇿 Epic few days in a special place….until next time 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Br7ql8GoHq —Keep reading »

Kate And Willliam Shine the Most Beautiful Light on Hopkins, Belize

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge are in Belize in as low-key of a manner as I think they could POSSIBLY travel in. Belize still has limits on large gatherings (for COVID reasons) so everything (or most everything) is taking place outside…and crowds are relatively limited. They arrived Saturday afternoon around 3pm…and it’s now MondayKeep reading »

My Five: The Royal Visit, Sahara Dust Haze, Yoyo Fishing and More…

It’s a busy week here on Ambergris Caye and in Belize.  Spring break continues – I’m seeing lots of families with kids bumping around in golf carts (friendly reminder that one needs a legal license to drive in Belize) and college-aged students in big groups. Easter is fast approaching so I’ll start My Five there. Keep reading »

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Green Green Belize

May the luck of the Irish but the sun and warm weather and sea breezes of Belize be with you. St Patrick’s Day is a bit of an odd one.  It’s not really celebrated at all in Belize except by some bars.  And maybe that’s true everywhere.   I mean…the death of a patron saint isKeep reading »

Can You Online Shop/Amazon Prime in Belize?

I get this question quite a bit:  Does Amazon Prime ship to Belize?  And so I’ll answer. The answer is Yes…well…sorta…but… Here are the buts, they are big buts if you currently use Amazon Prime in the USA: You need to have an international credit card/valid payment method You need to ship it to aKeep reading »