HOT Perfect September Weekend in Belize

There are lots of reasons to visit Belize in September – including the Independence Celebrations and the lower prices.  But this weekend – I didn’t plan on taking any pictures, I was doing nothing special… But I couldn’t stop pulling over and taking pictures of the sea…and palm tree shadows and really just anything.  ItKeep reading »

Celebrations Take Off in San Pedro for the 10th Day Of September

Yesterday was a national holiday in Belize. It was the 10th day of September…. Click here to play this crazy catchy song by Lord Rhaburn and Calypso Rose. Independence Month in Belize is in FULL SWING! 221 years ago, in a final attempt to take over the area, the Spaniards took on a small butKeep reading »

Back in Belize! A Quick Update!

Dear Blog,  It’s been almost two weeks since I wrote my last post.  But just a while back, I got a message that there was an ambulance and a fire truck in front of my mom’s house in New Jersey and… She is fine.  She fell and broke her wrist but I flew back toKeep reading »

Is Belize Safe?

Table of Contents Why Even Ask Is Belize Safe?  Traveling is Reward vs RiskIs Belize Safe?Where I’m Coming FromTips for Staying Safe in BelizeA Few Other General Safety Types Why Even Ask Is Belize Safe?  Traveling is Reward vs Risk Since I write about Belize, I do get questions:  IS BELIZE SAFE?  Is Belize safeKeep reading »

Fly Fishing Camp Life on Ambergris Caye

Things are slowing down on Ambergris Caye – the sun feels hotter, the air more humid and tourists are starting to wane.  I spent a few days at “the camp” this week – my home away from home.  We had a group of 6 visiting from Costa Rica – guys who do A LOT ofKeep reading »

Our Dog Had An Emergency, There Was No Vet on Ambergris Caye…What Now?

Last Wednesday night, our BELOVED pitbull-potlicker mix tripod lay on our bed listless…with a hazy unfocused look in her eye.  We texted her vet at the San Pedro Animal Hospital (SPAH) – and checked the phone for a response throughout the night.  Checking the phone and checking to see if Elsie was still breathing. TheKeep reading »

Return to Blackadore Caye, Belize…Yes…Leo’s Island

For a long desolate sandbar off the coast of Belize, Blackadore Caye sure makes it into the local and international news a bunch. Here are the reasons you might have heard about just over 100 acre Blackadore Caye. The waters that surround Blackadore were included in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve expansion in 2015 –Keep reading »

August in San Pedro, The Heat is On…

The last two days have been HOT.  Look at what I consider to be the most accurate weather forecast for the island and it says we are hovering in the low and mid-80s.  But add in HUMIDITY, the sun’s intensity down here and low low winds and it absolutely feels like its over 100 degrees.Keep reading »

Lunch and Chocolate on the Beach in Downtown San Pedro

You’d think it would be hard to take THIS VIEW for granted… but it’s been at least a year since I walked on the beach in downtown San Pedro.  Luckily my best friend Jamie is in town – time for day trips and lunch dates and seeing San Pedro through a visitors’ eyes. Yesterday weKeep reading »

The New Lodge at Jaguar Reef in Hopkins Village

Last week, I spent two heavenly two nights at the new Lodge at Jaguar Reef in Southern Belize.  I say “new” even though Jaguar Reef is one of the original hotels in the area.  Always beautiful, she is getting an upgrade…in some major ways. Take a look at our suite! We were in heaven.  TheKeep reading »

Consider the Lobster Roll: Elvi’s Kitchen for Lunch

We went for lunch yesterday at one of my favorite eating spots in San Pedro – Elvi’s Kitchen.  (It just happens to be featured in my recent book:  50 BIG Experiences on Ambergris Caye, Belize.) I was lured in by the lunch special.  $25bzd.  Lobster Roll.  The New England classic that screams SUMMER.  The sandwichKeep reading »

Perfect First Day At Las Terrazas Resort

My best friend is in town and though she has been here quite a few times before… and even though she knows and loves the island of Ambergris Caye…I knew it would be fun to spend one of her first few nights at one of the most beautiful resorts on the island – Las TerrazasKeep reading »

The Location of San Pedro Norte? A Spot For A School

Ambergris Caye is a large island – over 25 miles in total length – where the population for the most part, resides in a very small area.  (Estimates range from 15 to 30 thousand depending on who you talk to) San Pedro town (you can see the location in the Google map below) is theKeep reading »