A January Sunday on Ambergris Caye

After a few grey WINDY days, the clouds parted…the winds slowed and TAH DAH!  The perfect Sunday.  Temperature about 78 degrees.  (And it’s looking like a beautiful week.  Perfect since I’m heading to Caye Caulker for two nights.) No more hanging around the house – it’s time to GET OUT! First thing Sunday morning isKeep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in January

Beach by Estels

Why Belize in January? If you are looking to get away from cold weather, Belize in January is perfect.  In fact, for sun, a light breeze and  slightly cooler nights (think high 70s F), the first few months in Belize are IDEAL.   January through April generally promises the best weather – and it also meansKeep reading »

Pictures from my Week on Ambergris Caye

Real update:  I’ve been trying to step away from the TV (there is just so much in the news right now PLUS Megxit yesterday?  I can’t even!) and get outside to my real life.  It’s been hard. It’s been a windy, weather-shifting week on Ambergris Caye.  A “cold front” got winds blowing from the northKeep reading »

The 2020 Color of the Year: Belize Blue!

2020 Color of the Year: Belize BLUE! Come see your new favorite color in person...

Belize Blue Is a WAY Better Color for 2020: In early December 2019, Pantone, the experts in all things “color”, announced the 2020 Color of the Year.  As advertised the color is “calming” and a “return to basics” but it is also decidedly MEH.  Boring. Classic Blue. I’m not offended by this color…but I wouldKeep reading »

Gorgeous Belize Weather & Lunch at Blue Water Grill

This last week on Ambergris Caye has really been beautiful.  And the island is HOPPING with all the visitors.  Give yourself a bit of extra time if you have errands or plans in town – traffic is moving slowly.  But what’s the rush anyway?  I find, as the passenger in our golf cart, that it’sKeep reading »

New Years Eve on Ambergris Caye 2019

Celebrating New Years Eve in San Pedro Belize I feel about as qualified to write this post as I would writing one about…say…nuclear fission or Disney theme parks.  (I have about the same amount of interest in both.   =NO interest) So even though I don’t enjoy staying up late or the huge expectations that comeKeep reading »

GORGEOUS Cool Holiday Weather On Ambergris Caye

The few days leading up to the Christmas rush had us all a bit worried.  A big cold front blew in on December 18th and with it…grey and rainy and blustery weather. For the best weather forecasting on Ambergris Caye – see Windfinder.  No…I would not bet on the forecast 10 days out but wouldKeep reading »

A Cold Front Coming and Grinching Out For the LoveFM Holiday Parade

Christmas is A WEEK AWAY!!!!!!!!!!  And all of Ambergris Caye is decorated for the holidays.  Sunday evening, LoveFM (the biggest radio station in Belize) held its annual SUPER FUN Lighted Holiday parade on the streets of San Pedro. I got there early…the parade generally starts about half an hour after nightfall…but things didn’t go quiteKeep reading »

Holidays in FULL Swing: Magic Cookies and Gorgeous Crafts at the Truck Stop

The Truck Stop – one of Ambergris Caye’s most happening spots – is currently BUSTING with Christmas cheer.  Decorations…balloons…a gorgeous Christmas tree…even delicious holiday ice cream flavors. Yesterday they held the VERY POPULAR Holiday Craft Fair & Cookie-Bake Off and let’s just say that the Truck Stop REALLY: kicked it up a notch made meKeep 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 »

The old Palapa Bar Location Re-Opens Quietly as Rum Dog Bar

Just over the only bridge on Ambergris Caye, about 1 miles north of San Pedro town, lies the posh neighborhood of Tres Cocos.  Named after 3 tall coconut trees that fishermen used to spot the area, it is predominantly large beachfront houses – many rental homes.  More recently (with the addition of the paved roadKeep reading »

Made in Belize: Shopping for Christmas Gifts With Local Vendors in Belize City

Buy Local, Made in Belize – Get BEAUTIFUL things, Support Your Community I’ve seen so many posts on social media:  Anti-consumerism, NOT participating in Black Friday or Cyber Monday…stick it to the man.   I get it.  Jeff Bezos, richest man on earth, founder of Amazon, modern-day slave driver, probably doesn’t need my $50. But youKeep reading »

Pre-Thanksgiving Frazzled on Ambergris Caye

Frazzled ‘fra-zeld: The feeling of having 1001 things going on but not actually accomplishing/completing any of them. Origins: Unknown. Thought to be a combination of frizzy (as in hair from the high humidity of Belize) and frenzy. Possibly some Yiddish. Cure: Naps, reading in bed, naps and Netflix binging. Usage: “Others rolled their eyes asKeep reading »