Belizean Cooking 101: Fun, Food, History, Cocktails, You Can Cook!

Last week I was SO excited to receive this invitation. Belizean Cooking 101.  Cooking Class!  What a FANTASTIC IDEA. To learn how to cook some of the delicious and multi-cultural dishes of Belize.  To listen to some history of how people arrived from Africa, the Caribbean islands, from Europe, from India, from Mexico, from El SalvadorKeep reading »

Morning Snapshots at Ak’Bol Yoga Resort & Weekend Thoughts

It’s been a very very busy week – so it’s nice to have a three-day weekend here in Belize.  Monday, May 21st is Commonwealth Day.  A day of observance – for the over ONE BILLION people who were part of the British empire.  (Amazing, huh?) I celebrated and will continue to observe it by mooningKeep reading »

San Pedro Turns Out for Cayo Rosario Meeting: NO is Unanimous

Yesterday I arrived early at the empty Lions Den in downtown San Pedro for the Public Meeting About the APPROVED Development at Cayo Rosario on the west side of Ambergris Caye. I watched new residents, long term business owners, kids, parents, fishing guides, resort operators, tour operation owners, real estate agents, repeat visitors, San Pedranos…hundredsKeep reading »

15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize

In the blogging world, it’s all about lists these days – and I guess, when they have a bit of substance, there is nothing wrong with that.  They are orderly, informational and easy to read. So, here’s my list – of things that I learned in my last 11 years living in Belize.  Many…like the signsKeep reading »

Ramon’s Village & Estel’s Dine by the Sea & Jimmy Buffett

Yesterday we met up with friends at favorite breakfast spot, Estel’s Dine by the Sea.  Feet in the sand, oldies on the radio, we all ordered one of my favorite foods – the Belizean Fry Jack. (Awesome shirt from a Belizean owned company called ID Seven.  Check them out) I knew Estel’s had been aroundKeep reading »

Labour Day Photos In San Pedro Belize

Fruit Stand

Yesterday was a national holiday in Belize – Labour Day.  And while Labor Day in the US is a bit sad, marking the end of summer, back to school and the end of wearing white pumps (old-fashioned “rule”:  NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY – and the history of that rule), in Belize it is aKeep reading »

Saturday Morning Beach Walk In San Pedro Town

Paradise Villas San Pedro

My life has changed in so many ways since I permanently moved to Ambergris Caye 10 years and 360 days ago. But one change that I sometimes regret is getting a golf cart.  I mean, it’s not exactly my golf cart, it’s my boyfriend’s.  And we really do need it.  We live 7 miles northKeep reading »

Ready, Set, SWIM! Some of the Best Beaches on Ambergris Caye, Belize

sandy toes san pedro

Belize is fast becoming well known for the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef), for our gorgeous snorkeling, diving, sailing…all types of water sports.   The closer you get to the reef, the whiter the sand, the bluer and clearer the water and there is an explosionKeep reading »

Testing Out of the Newly Graded Roads North and West

Blue Bayou Bar Belize

Just a few weeks ago, right before Easter, I was shocked to see the road grading machine north of the bridge. Beyond the paved road (which ends at 3.5 miles north), we have a hard-core, unpaved road that was finalized about 4 years ago.  Using rock and white marl (from the quarry on the islandKeep reading »

Belize Scapes Plant Nursery: Beautiful Plants for Your Home & Yard

I love highlighting new businesses.  I especially love highlighting new businesses that are doing new things.  As this town and island grow exponentially and people from all over the world come to visit and live, businesses that may not have worked 10 years ago – like specialty shops and services (a French bakery or Farmers’Keep reading »

Dude…Where’s My Sargasso? The Beach Clears…For Now

Sunday and early Monday morning a strange weather pattern swept parts of the US – snow storms, a blizzard (!!!!), heavy rain and strong winds.  A strange mid-April cold front that reached all the way to Belize. We are accustomed to colder weather in January and February – a few days here and there ofKeep reading »

Ambergris Caye Check-list: 11 Must-Do’s On Your First Visit to Belize

Swimming at Palapa Bar

Ambergris Caye has SO much to offer and can keep you busy from morning until night.  The food, the festivals, the people, the shopping, the aqua blue waters, the gorgeous barrier reef and wildlife – most people are quickly hooked. My one BIGGEST tip is to chat it up – with locals, with tourists…it’s a greatKeep reading »