My Complete Guide To Secret Beach on Ambergris Caye

Table of Contents The Scoop on Ambergris Caye’s Most Popular Spot:  Secret BeachA Brief History of Secret BeachHow To Get To Secret Beach, Ambergris CayeWhat To Do At Secret BeachBars and RestaurantsWater and Adventure ActivitiesThe Hidden Spots  – the Secrets of Secret BeachBlue Bayou BarAurora’s Bar & Grill at Paradise on the CayeWalk North orKeep reading »

Sew What! Starting Small And Growing a Business on Ambergris Caye

Sew What! is an impressive business that’s been growing on Ambergris Caye over 15 years ago. Now, with two locations, they make so much – cushions, inside and out, upholstery, window shades, awnings, boat and golf cart cushions, almost everything that can be sewed – except clothing. Here is the office/workshop in town – withKeep reading »

Monday Blues as a Cold Front Passes over Ambergris Caye

Yesterday, as many in the north were chiseling the ice from their cars in the US and Canada, the cold front dipped as low as Belize. Coldest temperature recording yesterday in the US:  Seagull Lake, Minnesota -35F, Boston, 5 degrees, NYC, 4 degrees.  Orlando’s temperature was 38! Belize dipped precariously into the mid to highKeep reading »

The Dry Season isn’t Officially Here YET

Dry season on Ambergris Caye means sunny skies and clear clear nights for months in a row. HOLY RAIN LAST NIGHT.  As if a waterfall was pouring on our roof.  Cistern filling rain.  I was JOLTED awake at 3.11am by the racket. And that’s good.  Very good –  because the dry season…which all the guidebooksKeep reading »

Muffins And More at Uber-Cute Sol Cafe & More

I’ve been dreaming of breakfast muffins on Ambergris Caye.  They are not typical Belizean fare – in fact, they are SO American that in the UK, they are referred to as “American muffins” at Starbucks.  And man…I love them. So much in fact that I have been planning a muffin-only business for the last yearKeep reading »

Little Things In My House in Belize That Spark Joy, Lemons and Green Beans

I’ve been watching Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show and well…I’m hooked. If you don’t know Marie she has become quite the phenomena over the last few years – with her  international best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Tidy?  Decluttering and organizing?  SNOOZE.  I know!  The bookKeep reading »

Saturday Afternoon Photos on North Ambergris Caye

Nothing monumental to report.  A day spent at home working on SEO for my blog…or thinking about working on SEO for my blog.  (SEO, I learned yesterday, is Search Engine Optimization, trying to make it easier for Google to find your blogs. And 7 years into this blogging thing, something I should learn about.) FrannieKeep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in January

Beach by Estels

Why Belize in January? If you are looking to get away from cold weather, Belize in January is perfect.  In fact, for sun, a light breeze and  slightly cooler nights (think high 70s F), the first few months in Belize are IDEAL.   January through April generally promises the best weather – and it also meansKeep reading »

Let’s Wrap it Up: 2018 Around Ambergris Caye & Belize

2018 was a good year.  I am very lucky to live in a place that I love.  And I get to take a million pictures and write about it for a living? So let me put 2018 to bed with some of my highlights.  I recapped January to May here – the months with theKeep reading »

Turning Belize into Margaritaville…Is this the Direction We Want to Go?

If something is good, more of it is better.  Change and embracing change is always a good thing, right?  Progress, progress, progress.   Don’t stand in the way of progress. Belize, boosted by the growing world economy, the huge increase in those traveling and how special and amazing Belize is (I’ve written about some of theKeep reading »

Windy Beautiful Christmas Week on Ambergris Caye

After the rainiest of Christmas eves, the weather is sunny and beautiful and WINDY.  GOOD grief, it is windy.  With gusts over 20 knots this morning, the water is churned up… It’s been a bit of a lazy few days.  So I have a bunch of pictures that I took on a Boxing Day beachKeep reading »

New Year’s Eve 2019 On Ambergris Caye

Happy Happy Happy Boxing Day – such a CIVILIZED holiday that we celebrate in Belize.  I’m not sure WHY the ex-British American colonies did not hold onto that one. A day for eating Christmas candy and left-overs, napping, travel…just a buffer between the holidays and going-back-to-work. A picture of glitter Santa in the middle ofKeep reading »