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Cowhorn orchid at Victoria Hosue

I Love the June Flamboyant Trees of Ambergris Caye

June 4th, 2023

June is a month of mangos and flowering trees – especially on mainland Belize. The trees flower in the most…

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Glass and 18th century pottery

This week on the Caye: A Maya Site, A New Water Taxi Terminal, and An Oil Rig

June 2nd, 2023

It’s starting to sound like summer – and GOOD GRIEF, it most certainly feels like it. The weather has been…

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Cost of Living in Belize – Ambergris Caye: 2023 Update

May 29th, 2023

How much does it REALLY cost to live on Ambergris Caye, Belize: From Someone Who Lives Here There is a…

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An Orange Green Iguana catching some sunshine

The Future of Calvin’s Green Iguana Eco-Corner Sanctuary in Peril

May 27th, 2023

Mr Calvin and Green Iguana Eco-Corner – one of the most visited spots in San Pedro – is being asked…

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My Five With View at Tuto

My Five: A GORGEOUS Week on Ambergris Caye

May 21st, 2023

It’s been a gorgeous and RED HOT week on Ambergris Caye – blissful mid-May weather. Tourism has slowed down quite…

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Robles Point Water and Beach

A Drive Way up North on Ambergris Caye & My First View of the Old Shrimp Farm

May 18th, 2023

Yesterday, we took a drive WAY up north. A way off the beaten path on Ambergris Caye (you can’t even…

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Bedroom view over the ocean

Modern Diamante Beachfront Suites: In the Heart of San Pedro Town

May 16th, 2023

Recently, I spent 2 lovely days and 2 nights at Diamante Beachfront Suites on Ambergris Caye. A huge, cool, modern,…

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Art shop next to truck stop

Ambergris Caye Check-list: 12 Must-Do’s On Your First Visit to San Pedro, Belize

May 14th, 2023

Ambergris Caye has SO much to offer and can keep you busy from morning until night.  The food, the festivals,…

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Frannie and Spirit Hound

My Week in Pictures & Some Island News

May 11th, 2023

Good morning from San Pedro, Belize, While I work on my blog post about my stay at Diamante Belize in…

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Pampered Paws Training

Pampered Paws in San Pedro: Mocha Graduates School!

May 8th, 2023

Did you know we have a full-service dog grooming, daycare, boarding, and training academy on Middle Street in San Pedro?…

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New website is here

Welcome to the New

May 6th, 2023

Hooooray!!!! I can’t believe it’s finally here! You may notice that my site looks COMPLETELY different. Sleek, simplified (I’m hoping…

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Mainland Fires & Sahara Dust Make For Uncommonly Hazy Skies

April 30th, 2023

I never thought so much about WEATHER and all of her 1001 components until I moved to Belize.  In NYC,…

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Middle Street

San Pedro Town on a Wednesday Evening

April 27th, 2023

I love San Pedro town in the evening.  Watching the sunset on the lagoon side – over the boats and…

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April Market at the Truck Stop & The Secret Beach Signs

April 24th, 2023

Last Saturday the Truck Stop held its monthly Artists and Farmers Market on a blazing hot morning. The temperature had…

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My Ultimate Bucket List: What To Do in Belize

April 22nd, 2023

About a decade ago, I published my Ultimate Belize Bucket List.  All the things I want to do in Belize.…

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My Week: My First Cold in Years, New Gas Station & Momo Goes to School

April 20th, 2023

I’m back from my first cold/illness since the pandemic started.  Sick is going around town right now – the stomach,…

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Aquarius Hair Salon & Used Book Store in San Pedro

April 19th, 2023

There are no NEW book stores in San Pedro but there is a used book store/hair salon/book swap called Aquarius. …

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Lavish Habit Coffee Cafe in San Pedro

April 19th, 2023

I love this super cute boutique-y name for a well-needed cafe in town.  One for good real coffee AND a…

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Jaguar’s Temple Night Club in San Pedro

April 19th, 2023

It’s hard to miss Jaguar’s Temple Night Club on Front Street on Ambergris Caye.  Just across from Central Park, you’ll…

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A Look Inside the New Watermark Hotel on North Ambergris Caye

April 14th, 2023

I’ve been driving past the construction for 5 or 6 years now…every day as the building grew higher and higher. …

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