San Pedro Township Day: Our Pretty Town Turns 38

Big Daddies Nightclub

We have two holidays celebrating San Pedro – the one and only town on Ambergris Caye.  The first is Dia de San Pedro in June.  A traditional celebration of the patron saint of fishing – San Pedro or St. Peter.  This is a many-day celebration that centers around San Pedro’s Catholic Church – and featuredKeep reading »

Farmers’ Market Season Kicks-Off at The Truck Stop

Yesterday, The Truck Stop – San Pedro’s very popular hang-out, food, entertainment sunset beer garden pizza, Asian food, ice cream joint, hosted its first Farmers/Craft Market of the 2022-2023 tourism season. This week – Thanksgiving week in the US – has been BUSY on the island.  And the weather swapped erratically between gorgeous sun andKeep reading »

Beautiful Thanksgiving Weather on Ambergris Caye

I love Thanksgiving here because you can make it as big or as small as you want it to be.  Everything is open – it is not a holiday in Belize – you can go on a snorkel tour – or book a beach barbecue or head to Caye Caulker for lunch – and thenKeep reading »

15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize

Go Slow Sign

Living in Belize is fantastic.  But it can be a very BIG adjustment when you move from another country…from the US or Canada.  And while I’ve been here full-time for over 15 years now and it is my home (I just submitted my application for citizenship!), I learn something new pretty much every day.  ItKeep reading »

Thanksgiving 2022 in San Pedro, Belize: Where to Eat?

Annie's Thanksgiving Plate

Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is traditionally celebrated in Belize – the pilgrims/Native Indians story is a uniquely American one. But if you are traveling this year to Ambergris Caye for this last full week of November then: 1.  Good call!  Getting a bit of sun, great food, snorkeling, rejuvenation, relaxation, and vacation in beforeKeep reading »

The Best Things about Christmas Time on Ambergris Caye, Belize

Tuto Lights

Favorite Things About the Holidays in Belize Winter, in general, is a fantastic time to visit Belize.  The weather is fantastic.  But I think Christmas time can be the best time of all. I know some of you are already shaking your heads…but bear with me for a moment… Most people, I think, fall intoKeep reading »

November Perfection on Ambergris Caye

Maya Princess Beach

It’s been the most glorious week of weather on Ambergris Caye.  The time of year when the usually reliable easterly tradewinds die down and shift all around; the water stills and turns crystal clear and…the island looks sparkly and new. A reader/long time resident of the island identified it as the “October Doldrums” – andKeep reading »

SAGA Humane Society’s 17th Annual HUGE Halloween Fundraiser

San Pedro’s Humane Society – SAGA – hosted its 17th Annual (with a 2-year pandemic break) huge Halloween fundraising bash.  With a great party – with dogs stuffed into super cute costumes – with lots of food and prizes and donations and drink – at Toast Beach Bar.  And…it was VERY well attended by animalsKeep reading »

PTC (Potential Trop Cyclone) #15 Moves Towards Belize

8am Monday morning, Halloween UPDATE:  as of 10:30am – Belize Time – she has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Lisa PTC #15 – predicted to be LISA by this afternoon – is making her way towards Belize.  Right now predicted to make landfall south of Belize City.  Things can/will change – it’s what storms do.Keep reading »

My Belize Citizenship Application is Off to Belmopan!

My Certificate for Citizenship

Early this year, I buckled down and started my Belize Citizenship Application.  In earnest.  I’ve had a few false starts over the years….filling out one form or applying for my police record but I never gave it my all. Starting my Citizenship process, For REAL This Time:  Post on March 11 And now  – theKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Day for a Pop-Up Artisan Market At Alaia Resort Boutique

Maya Bags at Alaia

Yesterday I headed down to the Alaia Resort and its beautiful boutique for a poolside pop-up artisan market.  To see locally made jewelry and art, handbags, and soaps, and to enjoy the gorgeous weather we are having. A quick look at the view from the rooftop pool and lounge. Cool and dry (for Belize –Keep reading »

Purple Pelican Restaurant Readies to Open And…Wow

Purple Pelican View

The Purple Pelican Restaurant is set to open in the beginning of November in the most gorgeous over-the-water building that I can possibly imagine.  I stopped in yesterday and last week to take pictures.  I’ll probably stop in again today. I am pretty close to speechless…it’s that beautiful.  But let me back up a bit…Keep reading »

Elvi’s Kitchen Re-Opens With Beautiful Updates and Incredible Food

Last week I was invited to a press get-together/party at Elvi’s Kitchen, one of San Pedro’s finest restaurants and definitely one of my favorites.  Normally, I shy away from invites after about 4pm – I live 8 miles outside of town, my photography skills in the evening are…not great and I’m just not a night-galKeep reading »

Quick Bites: Amazing Birria Tacos at Big Taste

Yesterday a friend posted a picture of tacos on Instagram…crispy-fried, surrounded by dipping sauces, bursting with cheese – and for most of my morning, I couldn’t think of anything else.  Birria tacos at Big Taste in San Pedro. I mean…LOOK AT THESE TACOS! I’d never been to the small deli located between Middle and BackKeep reading »

Two Fantastic Days, Two Nights in Caye Caulker: Part Two

Two days on Caye Caulker was just the perfect thing…a mini-vacation from our life on Ambergris Caye…a different vibe, different scenery…a beautiful hotel but just 30 minutes away. I posted a bunch of pictures of the island in Part One – you can see them here. Deciding Between Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker Here’s moreKeep reading »

Two Fantastic Days, Two Nights in Caye Caulker in September: Part One

Shade at Sip N Dip

Jeff and I are just back from a mini-vacation (the first time Jeff’s been off the island in a year?) to Caye Caulker.  A 25-minute boat ride from Ambergris Caye – and a whole different vibe.  Sandy roads, walking rather than golf cart driving, a slow down… The motto of Caye Caulker is Go Slow…allKeep reading »