Belize City

Belize’s March National Holiday: An Unexpected Treat

Today, Baron Bliss Day, has always been one of my favorite national holidays in Belize. A quick note:  In November 2008, this national holiday was officially renamed “Heroes and Benefactors Day” but it remains unchanged in my heart. There are a few reasons for my love of today, March 7th (or whatever Monday falls closestKeep reading »

North Park Hotel Highlights Beautiful Historic Belize City

North Park Hotel: Beautiful Colonial Home Turned Bed and Breakfast in THE MOST Convenient Location in Belize City I’m often asked this question:  We hope to spend one night in Belize City before (or after) heading out to the Cayes – do you have any safe, nice suggestions?  Or: We need to go into theKeep reading »

CHRISTMAS IS HERE! A Trip to Mirab is a MUST For the Holidays

I know I KNOW what you are thinking.  No Christmas until Thanksgiving is over.  But here’s the thing.  Thanksgiving is a VERY American holiday.   The fairy tale like story of American settlers and indigenous people coming together to feast.  The calm before the storm. In Belize, especially on Ambergris Caye, many restaurants serve a deliciousKeep reading »

A Walk Around the Historic Fort George Area of Belize City

As soon as you get off the water taxi in Belize City – or even the cruise ships that anchor here, you on a peninsula that juts out into the Belize City – an area called Fort George.  This historic neighborhood is home to old wooden colonial houses – some in decent shape, some seriouslyKeep reading »

Belize City on the Busiest Day of the Year, Part 2…Christmas!

The build up to Christmas is here…tick, tick, tick.  21 days in case you are counting. December 1st I headed to Belize City with a list…events and markets and errands…all to get done before year end.  I arrived via the water taxi (after leaving a very Christmas-y San Pedro) – but you can read aboutKeep reading »

Belize City on the Busiest Day on the Year, Part One

December 1st – I’d been jotting down events for that date for the last few months. International Day of Yoga, Belize City Christmas Expo, Shopping Downtown, a Christmas tree lighting. Add on some errands that I needed to run:  pick up Jeff’s Angiogram CD at the Cardiology Center, head to the pharmacy, pick up atKeep reading »

Miracle on Cork Street: It Feels A LOT Like Christmas In Belize at Mirabs

I love Christmas in Belize.  All the great stuff – twinkling lights, friends, delicious food, music but without the cold weather and the commercial mall-mania.  We don’t even have a mall here in the country. Santa arrived in San Pedro town yesterday – all a-glitter, enjoying the sun and sand.  He is whiter than IKeep reading »

Step Out of the Rain and Into CHRISTMAS in Belize City

I need to talk about the elephant in the room.  The elephant on the caye, actually… RAIN.  It has been a combo platter of grey and drizzly or black and POURING for the last 3 or 4 days.  My yard is flooded (we are now toad farmers), there is a chill in the air atKeep reading »

Shopping for Your Home AND the Largest Retail Space in Belize

I spent my first 10 years on Ambergris Caye living in a rental unit – one that came fully furnished right down to the explosion of wicker, the dual tape stereo system, pot holders and a 12 set of those mini plastic handles for your corn-on-the-cob.  I’ve never actually HAD corn on the cob inKeep reading »

Getting the Scoop: A Mediterranean FEAST in Belize City

Belize City does not top the list of tourist destinations in our tiny country. While the city does have sights – like historical though slightly crumbling Fort George area – and exploding cultural energy, to the first time visitor (and sometimes to those who have visited for years) it can definitely seem a bit chaoticKeep reading »

Fun Afternoon of Mothers’ Day Shopping in Belize City

Yesterday I hopped on a late morning water taxi –  headed for Belize City.  Mirab’s – the department store of Belize – was having a Mothers’ Day event and I thought I’d get there a tad early and walk around the area. The store is OH SO conveniently located just 164 steps (exactly) from the San PedroKeep reading »

Today, The Supreme Court of Belize Made a Historic Judgement For Equality

Up until this morning, it was illegal to be a homosexual man in Belize.  Today at 10am, the justice at the Belize Supreme court, after deliberating for…years…turned that around.   Acceptance rather than rejection?  Love rather than hate?  Belize just got more beautiful for me today. I asked my friend Colette Kase, who flew to BelizeKeep reading »

The Belize Zoo: THE Best Little Zoo in the World. Really.

Yesterday we did a day trip for San Pedro to the Belize Zoo.  It’s a long day – for sure…and can be facilitated by a wide array of tour groups but we were a group of 7 and only two of us would be returning.  Five were headed back to California after a great week onKeep reading »

One Day in Belize City for the BTB Digital Marketing Summit

Aside from the alarm clock going off at 5:30am, this event hosted by the Belize Tourism board was right up my alley.  A full line up of marketers, photography, social media and tech expert – people who make a living figuring out what travelers want – all in one room.  I boarded the 6:30am, SURPRISINGLYKeep reading »

Last Minute Shopping at Belize International Airport

You had the very best intentions.  OF COURSE you read my post about the best places in San Pedro to buy souvenirs…and you promised friends back home something – ANYTHING – as long as it  was from Belize. But one day sipping Pina Coladas by the pool turned into two days snorkeling turned into threeKeep reading »

A Trip to Belize City and Our Last Cold Front?

Sunday evening the weather changed ABRUPTLY.  The day was warm, still and humid and at about 8:30pm, an epic dust storm blew through town…winds up to 40mph whipping up everything.  It seemed like rain was coming (and it did on the mainland) but we got nothing.  Just an island full of vehicles that need aKeep reading »

Belize’s First Digital Summit: Belize…We Have LOTS of Opportunity

I was in the states just last week…hanging with some millennials that work in the Southwest Airlines marketing department…I am WELL aware that though I think I have some social media savvy…it is PALTRY compared to what’s out there… You are at least on these platforms…right? So yesterday’s First Belize Digital Summit, held by theKeep reading »