Love: The Christmas Glow and Lights of San Pedro in The Evening

One of my favorite things of the year is a walk (or golf cart or both) around town and the surrounding areas to admire Christmas in San Pedro.  There is something so beautiful about seeing Christmas lights…in the evening…while wearing flip-flops and feeling the warm Caribbean breeze. This will be my 15th Christmas in BelizeKeep reading »

Boosted in Belize: This Girl is On Pfizer!

Sorry for the pun.  There is a very blurry line between awful and funny when it comes to puns.   I generally have a very strong even visceral anti-pun stance but for some reason…I enjoy this one.  It feels right! Maybe because I am so pleased to be boosted. (Lessen the chance of getting a badKeep reading »

Best Treat For Myself: A Spa Afternoon at the Beautiful Sol Spa

This season – the holidays, the shopping, the planning, the parties, the peace, love, and giving – is my favorite time of the year but it also can be a bit…well…taxing.   Even on Ambergris Caye, Belize!  At 81 degrees and sunny. The tree going up in downtown San Pedro just late last week (the lightingKeep reading »

My Friday Five Things on Ambergris Caye

Morning all, It’s a beautiful day on Ambergris Caye.  And it’s starting to feel like the holidays with trees and nativity scenes and lights being strung all over the island.  Here are a few pictures that I took earlier this week. The tree going up in Central Park. And then a Manelli’s hand-pushed Ice CreamKeep reading »

A Merry Camp Thanksgiving and Barely Emerging from the Food Coma

Bleary-eyed and feeling like I could go right back to sleep, I awoke this morning after a two-day stuffing, Pumpkin cheesecake, and canned cranberry jelly bender. If stuffing tastes great on Thanksgiving evening- at the official Thanksgiving meal, it tastes 2x as good as you are cooking it and tasting it and 5x better theKeep reading »

The Day Before Thanksgiving…A Busy San Pedro

After over one and a half years of uncertainty, things on Ambergris Caye are starting to feel…vibrant.  Golf cart traffic in town…caravans of visitors heading to Secret Beach and out to restaurants…the town feels…bustling. Belize is  making all sorts of lists:  Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel List” for 2022, National Geographic’s 25 Amazing Journeys forKeep reading »

Busy Camp Season Begins with…A Big Errand Run

Busy season!  17 international flights coming in to the Philip Goldsen (BZE) Airport!  Vacation!  And for us…(and particularly for Jeff) it feels like getting back to work…fully…in quite a while.  Cayo Frances Farm & Fly is pretty well booked (there are a few openings here and there) until May 2022. The life of an off-the-gridKeep reading »

17 International Flights Landing In Belize Today! And 3 More Coming Over the Next Month!

American, United, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Southwest, Tropic Air, TAG Airlines, WestJet all Flying To Belize and More to Come! Yesterday a Facebook friend posted:  “20 International Flights flying into Belize tomorrow.  Tis tourist season!” TWENTY?  That’s…crazy!  This number was 6…maybe 8 just a few years back…right? Almost hard to believe. (He actually posted “30 InternationalKeep reading »

Grey Skies Break For Lunch over the Water at Rum Dog

After some of the year’s most beautiful days of the year, The last 3…maybe 4…have been grey, drizzly to RAINY and cool in Belize.  It looks like things are going to clear up as the week progresses and that is a good thing.  Let the deep puddle, the roads and my laundry dry out.  AndKeep reading »

Brunch at Matachica Resort: Is There a Better Meal?

Brunch is the best meal.  Period.  There is no need to rush and wake up…sleep in and arrive at 10am…even noon. You drink coffee.  You can eat dessert or fried chicken and delicious breakfast meats like bacon.   The meal can be long and lingering with many cocktails for those who enjoy a bit of dayKeep reading »

Downtown San Pedro’s Sea and Beaches Shine

The GORGEOUS cool weather – the breezes from the north and the crystal clear sea – continues on Ambergris Caye.  I had planned to write about a deeelicious brunch (best meal there is) I had at Matachica Resort on Sunday but I wandered into the town center yesterday…on the beach parallel to Front Street and…man…soKeep reading »

Shifting Winds, Sparkling Weather on Ambergris Caye

Belize Parasail

There are a few things you can be mostly-sure-of when on Ambergris Caye Belize.  The majority of the time: The temperature is going to be around 81 or 82 degrees in the daytime – give or take a few degrees. The sun is going to be shining for a good part of the day. TheKeep reading »

Belize Navidad! Christmas on Ambergris Caye Belize

Picture your Christmas holiday like this. The temperature is about 80 degrees…a cooling breeze is blowing off the ocean.  It’s Christmas weather in Belize. I know that there are still 50 days until Christmas – I’m hoping you don’t have that same annoying Facebook friend that I do.  The one that posts the count eachKeep reading »

A Morning In Court in San Pedro: Know Your Local Laws…Always

Yesterday was not my usual Wednesday.  I was up a bit early – my alarm and back-up alarm, though not needed, had been set for 7am sharp. I had a 9am appointment.  To Personally appear before the court of Summary Jurisdiction sitting at San Pedro Magistrate Court on Wendesday 27th October  TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTYKeep reading »

Languages of Belize & Do I Need to Speak Spanish To Visit/Live In Belize?

The Languages of Belize When it comes to the languages of Belize as well as the cultures, our country is an anomaly in Central America.  Tiny Belize’s official language is English.  English speakers surrounded by much large Spanish-speaking countries. Note:  We are not the smallest…at least when it comes to size.  El Salvador is aboutKeep reading »