Every Who Down in Who-Ville was at Ambergris Caye’s Truck Stop Last Night

San Pedro’s Truck Stop hit another one out of the park last night.  The Holiday Craft fair, Christmas tree lighting and visit from Santa was jam packed with locals and visitors, kids and adults and quite a few dogs. They outdid themselves with decorations this year…lights and Santas everywhere.  The stage looked PERFECT for holidayKeep 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 »

Some of the Best Holiday Gifts to Give to Those Who Love Belize

For those who love Belize or know someone who does.  A bunch of these items would be perfect if you are planning your visit for the first time. I’m going to start big and move on from there. GoPro – I came to Belize for the very first time looking for ONLY sun and relaxation. Keep reading »

Clouds Move In as We Head Into December and A Weekend Preview

Yesterday was a busy afternoon.     I was scheduled to take the water taxi from my home (next to Xtan Ha Resort, 7 miles north) to San Pedro town.  Pick up guests for “the camp” – Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.   Meet a boat and take them up to the camp. So from YellowKeep reading »

Ladybug Nursery: Scoring a GORGEOUS Orchid at a Crazy Sale

Serendipity:  the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way There is a ton of room for serendipity in my life on Ambergris Caye.  Things rarely go as planned.  My morning errand list can include:  cash a check (this can take 10 minutes or 45 minutes at the bank – IKeep reading »

Gorgeous November Continues with our First Real Cold Front of the Season

After a long sweaty summer, the gorgeous crispy clear sunny gorgeous weather continues.  Gorgeous I say. Wait!  You might say… Hasn’t she written this blog post 3x this week? Perhaps I have.  But honestly…it’s THAT good.  Weather that has you grabbing a long sleeved shirt in the evening but in your bathing suit during theKeep reading »

Myth: Thanksgiving in Belize Just Wouldn’t Feel like THANKSGIVING!

There is nothing Black about this Friday.  The weather is glorious on Ambergris Caye.  Perfect for just about everything. Especially Thanksgiving and the massive amount of food that comes along with this CLASSIC American holiday. Now I know what some of you might be thinking… “It just wouldn’t be the same to celebrate Thanksgiving inKeep reading »

So Much to be Thankful for On Ambergris Caye

Last year I wrote my thanks-giving primer:  24 Small Things I Love About Living on Ambergris Caye.   Hardly EVER having to set an alarm may be near  or at the top of the list. Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  I have a friend visiting Belize…we are all making turkey legs, sweet potatoes, (canned) cranberry sauce and stuffingKeep reading »

November GLORIOUS November: Weather Perfection Has Arrived

Guide books for Belize will let you know that the temperature, year-round, is ridiculously consistent.   We don’t waiver far from the average yearly temperature of 84 degrees F. I grew up on the east coast of the United States…winters as low as 0 and summers as high as 104…this Belizean forecast was my idea ofKeep reading »

Some of my Favorite Seafood at Lily’s Treasure Chest on the Beach

There are a handful of places that I always recommend for visitors to San Pedro, Belize.  Tops on the Lunch Time List is Lily’s Treasure Chest – ALWAYS #1 for fried fish and conch ceviche with a gorgeous view. Yesterday, we hopped on the 1.15pm  water taxi (the Coastal Xpress) for the 20 minute rideKeep reading »

Belize It or Not: A True or False Trivia Quiz about BELIZE

Belize is a tiny country but filled with mystical magical things.  From the 2nd longest coral reef in the world to some of the densest, untouched forest in this hemisphere.    We also have the smallest capital city in Central America and one of the least dense populations in the world. Interesting…I know! So hereKeep reading »

November Begins with Gorgeous Weather and Lots More On Ambergris Caye

I am probably not the only one thinking this but…HOW DID NOVEMBER CREEP UP ON ME?  The telling signs are certainly here… …the wind is blowing from the north bringing slightly cooler temperatures.  (On Ambergris Caye Belize that means low to mid 80s and weather that looks like this…) This morning at our neighbors, XtanKeep reading »

Crocs Sunset Sports Bar Set to Open Soon: Holy Moly!

Each day, we as we drive into town, we exclaim HOLY MOLY at the HUGE “palapa palace” that is now being finished less than a mile north of the bridge on Ambergris Caye. As the final touches are being completed – varnish, kitchen equipment, doors being hung – here is a look at San Pedro’sKeep reading »

A Home For Kids on Ambergris Caye: The MOVING Opening of Hope Haven Home

Yesterday was a beautiful day in more ways than one. In the afternoon, under the shining Belize sun, a group of persistent, motivated, hopeful women cut the ribbon for the Shine Center and Hope Haven Home in downtown San Pedro, Belize. The home was filled with donors and supporters for this AMAZING project that doesn’tKeep reading »

What to Expect in November & December on Ambergris Caye

We are starting to see more tourists on the island.  Tempatures are dropping up north so it makes complete sense.  (Calgary will see a high temperature of only15 degrees F today) But the real influx – the first official wave of HIGH SEASON (by my standards) is Christmas week.  It is, perhaps, the busiest weekKeep reading »