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Artisan Market Pops Up Next to the Very Tasty Patz’s Deli

May 26th, 2024

Yesterday, two of my favorite things in the world aligned just south of San Pedro: a great sandwich and talented…

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Tour Guides, Tour Operators and Fishermen Unite to Push Back on the 100% Increase in Hol Chan Park Fees

May 22nd, 2024

Yesterday, about 80-100 of San Pedro’s tour guides, tour operators, flyfishing and sport fishing guides, and business folk assembled at…

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Weird weird skies

Strange Smokey Skies & A Trip to Belize City

May 21st, 2024

For the last week and a half we’ve had almost a smog over Ambergris Caye and Belize. It seems to…

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Golden Bay Store Opens in San Pedro

May 19th, 2024

A few months ago, a new sign went up just north of the bridge on Ambergris Caye. The former 777…

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Products I Swear By for the Hot Humid Summer (And Ones I Do NOT)

May 16th, 2024

My first visit to Ambergris Caye was mid-August of 2006. It was warm, sunny, and I fell in love. With…

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16 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize: 2024 Update

May 13th, 2024

Living in Belize can be fantastic.  But it can be a very BIG adjustment when you move from another country…from…

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Sahara Dust Belize

Sahara Dust Makes its Way to Belize

May 10th, 2024

After a week or so of muting the skies in the Eastern Caribbean, Sahara Dust has made its way west…

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BelizeScapes Sign

BelizeScapes Plant Nursery: A 2024 Update

May 7th, 2024

Years ago, I visited Ms Thomasita at BelizeScapes Plant and Garden Nursery in the DFC Area of San Pedro to…

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How to Get from the International Airport – Belize City to San Pedro, Belize: The Pros and Cons & Tips

May 5th, 2024

Belize City to San Pedro: 2 Ways to Get from the Airport to Ambergris Caye…and Back Again You made it…

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My Five: Pork Tacos, Trapping Cats, A Mysterious Tombstone and More

May 1st, 2024

Happy May 1st everyone – I’ll be working on my May newsletter later today (make sure to sign up for…

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Meet Donovan: Purveyor of Coconuts On North Ambergris Caye

April 29th, 2024

Donovan sells fresh coconut water—perhaps with a splash of local rum—to folks driving the road north on Ambergris Caye. You’ll…

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Sarteneja Sign

A Trip to Beautiful Sarteneja, Belize to See About A Canoe

April 26th, 2024

Sarteneja, Belize is a village about 30 miles NW of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Sarteneja is well-known in the country…

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Is Belize Safe To Visit? 2024 Update From Someone Who Lives Here

April 24th, 2024

Belize is Safe to Travel But (As Always!) There Are Some Precautions to Take I write about life on Ambergris…

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May 2024: Daily Events Calendar on Ambergris Caye

April 22nd, 2024

This is a list of the many MAY 2024 events and activities around Ambergris Caye. But before I dive into that…

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Adopting TWO Kittens & A Chocolate-Banana Bread Emergency with our Dog

April 18th, 2024

It’s been an interesting week in our “Pet Department”. One emergency visit with the vet at San Pedro Vetenariry Hospital…

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Beach about 15 miles north

It’s Been a Slow Year for Sargassum on Ambergris Caye So Far

April 16th, 2024

Stop! Before you panic that I’ve jinxed everything…the growth and flow of Sargassum around the Caribbean IS influenced by temperatures…

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A Day in Belize City: A Change of Plans

April 14th, 2024

Earlier this week, I saw a Facebook post by a Placencia blogger. She shared that the Belize Tourism Board was…

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Johnny Cake from Celi's Deli

Celi’s Deli Johnny Cakes: My Best Bite March 2024

April 10th, 2024

If I’m heading to San Pedro town early, I’m heading to Celi’s Deli on Front Street for a toasted Johnny…

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Plans to Get POWER (Renewable Power) to Ambergris Caye and All Belize

April 6th, 2024

Utilities are not generally a “hot topic” of conversation unless there is a problem. And recently, on Ambergris Caye, there…

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Lounge chair on Matachica's dock

Beautiful Breakfast at Matachica Resort

April 5th, 2024

Yesterday we had such a lovely breakfast at Matachica Resort, about 5 miles north of San Pedro. Jeff’s mom, Ursula,…

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