Update from Ambergris Caye Belize, Quarantine Day 34

A month has passed since we entered quarantine on March 23rd – and as I BEMOANED in the last post – uncertainty is the new normal. On an international level – when will airlines start flying internationally again?  When will people feel safe to fly? On a local level, we have been very fortunate, atKeep reading »

Thinking & A Timeline In Lieu of An April Newsletter

It’s Hard to Write The Same Old Monthly Newsletter When the World has been Turned on Her Head in Less Than A Month This is the time of month when I would sit down and put together my April Newsletter.  A look back on the previous month…my most popular posts, my favorite pictures…and I’d lookKeep reading »

Keeping Busy in Quarantine On Ambergris Caye, Belize

Please note that this blog post is an April Fools Joke – or at least the last part of it is.   We’ve (me and Jeff – this is the only blog post of the year that I let him participate in) have been writing this annually. It started 5 years ago when we convinced manyKeep reading »

Ode to A Belizean Potlicker: Mocha’s Dozen During the Quarantine

Our 30-day Island Quarantine IS the right time to foster 13 dogs in your home…right? At 3am last night, when I heard the first high pitched mini-howl (of the night), I wasn’t quite sure.  Just about one week ago, potlicker Mocha and her 12 puppies – 3 weeks old at the time – moved intoKeep reading »

Update From San Pedro, Belize: Asked to Shelter in Place

For all OFFICIAL announcements issued by the Government of Belize, please see the Press Office page.   So Shakespeare wrote the masterpiece King Lear during one of the16th-17th century plague-inspired quarantines… ** “Fun” fact:  Between 1348 – 1665, an outbreak of something occurred every 20-30 years in London, killing around 20% of London’s population eachKeep reading »

Postcard From San Pedro, Belize

Beach by the High School

After watching the news for an hour or so this morning, we set out for town at about 10am to run some errands.  It was my first trip to town in about 5 days – I’ve been trying to shake a nasty head cold and am finally on the upswing.  Getting over the sinus issuesKeep reading »

Corona Virus and Belize – Links and Some Thoughts

Morning all, The world seems to have changed drastically in just a few days.  And I’ve paused a bit in blogging because 1. I have a head cold – and lots of head-stuffing congestion and 2. It seemed a bit tone-deaf to keep posting about traveling in Belize when…well…most people are canceling any travel plansKeep reading »

A Guide: Eight Tips for Traveling By Bus in Belize

Travel Cheap in Belize - BUS! See the country with the locals. Here are some critical tips

How To Successfully Travel Belize by Bus – The BUDGET Way to Travel But There are Some Compromises… Belize is a very small country with a very small population (about 350,000 people) and only a handful of highways.  The width of Belize maxes out at 68 miles wide – the length at only 170 miles!Keep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in April and May

April and May can be some pretty great months to visit Belize.  The Spring Break rush has started to thin out.  The peak airline prices of December and US Presidents’ Week are starting to come down a bit (I won’t be discussing other reasons they might be lower right now…)  And the wetter season hasn’tKeep reading »

San Pedro Should Have a Parade EVERY Monday

Yesterday, Monday morning, I headed into town with a long list of errands.  Part of “my job” here in Ambergris Caye is provisioning for Cayo Frances Farm and Fly.  Jeff’s flyfishing camp is having a busy season – and since they are totally off the grid and only reachable by boat – he needs someKeep reading »

Another Perfect February Day But A Cold Front’s Coming

Here is what I love most about living on Ambergris Caye… That I can walk for 5 minutes on the beach (you are never more than a few minutes from the beach no matter where you are on the island) – and things are better.  The ocean makes everything better.   Especially when it looks likeKeep reading »

Our Late February Weather has Been BEYOND Gorgeous

Over the weekend, we had a bit of a “cold front” blow through.  Winds coming in from the north – lowering the humidity, adding just a touch of chill to the northerly breeze. Absolute weather perfection.  It could be no nicer right now.  Things will change again later this week – there is a muchKeep reading »

BEAUTIFUL North Caye Caulker: Exploring for the First Time

The small island of Caye Caulker, located just a few miles from Ambergris Caye, is more like two islands.  There is the south side – or Caye Caulker village – and the north side or north island.  They are separated by The Split. Here’s a flyover shot I took at least 6 years ago –Keep reading »

Paint or Be Painted: Carnaval In San Pedro Starts this Weekend

Mardi Gras or Carnival, the holiday is celebrated around the world. The festivus of eating, drinking and naughtiness before the beginning of Lent. Different places do different things…we all know about the celebration in New Orleans or in Rio (Brazil attracts 70% of its tourists during this week alone!) but in San Pedro, it’s beenKeep reading »

Pelican Rescue: Be Careful with Our Dive Bombing Friends!

Yesterday, as we docked the boat at the back of San Pedro town, I spotted a brown pelican – and something was definitely not right. I asked the guys on the next dock about him and they said something was stuck in his pouch.  He couldn’t eat.  He would die. Wait…WHAT?!?!?!? But let me backKeep reading »