My Blog

View from Phoenix

What to Do During an 8-Hour Sunday Power Outage on Ambergris Caye

July 24th, 2023

A few weeks ago, Belize Electricity Corporation (BEL) announced a planned power outage for the entire island of Ambergris Caye.…

Keep Reading

Gorgeous Afternoon on North North Ambergris Caye: But the Rainy Season Has Definitely Started

July 20th, 2023

Yesterday we woke up to grey drizzly skies. But I had to run up north – way up north –…

Keep Reading
Lobsterfest outfits

2023 San Pedro Lobsterfest Block Party Is The Best Ever…

July 16th, 2023

Although I think I say that every year. San Pedro, Belize 2023 Lobsterfest did not disappoint. Not one bit. In…

Keep Reading

Ambergris Caye’s Amazing ACES Wildlife Rescue

July 14th, 2023

Ambergris Caye is SO fortunate to have a 24-hour wildlife rescue team like Chris and Christina of ACES. For almost…

Keep Reading
Corozal Tropic Air

Navigating from Cancun to Belize (& Back Again) + Crossing the Mexico- Belize Border

July 9th, 2023

Is it Worth It to Travel from Cancun Airport to Belize? The Time, The Cost/Savings, the Details & Tips For…

Keep Reading
Flying outside of Corozal Belize

Sometimes the Best Part of Travel Is Coming Home: Flying Corozal to San Pedro

July 5th, 2023

Good lawd…I’m back! And the gorgeous flight from Corozal to San Pedro was the perfect, huge sigh of relief-I’m home…

Keep Reading
View at Tranquility Bay

A Drive to North Ambergris Caye & Other Things

June 23rd, 2023

Yesterday, Jeff and I took a drive up to about…I’m guessing 16 or 17 miles North Ambergris Caye. It’s a…

Keep Reading
Back a Back Street

Readying for Lobster Season, A Carnival: A Beautiful Day on Back-A-Back Street San Pedro

June 21st, 2023

I spend quite a bit of time on Backa Back Street, San Pedro. In our small town, there are three…

Keep Reading

Belize Doesn’t Have Chains? Untrue. Sarita Ice Cream in San Pedro

June 19th, 2023

I’ve heard it so many times – “Belize doesn’t have big chains”. No Mcdonald’s, no Walmart, no Burger King. And…

Keep Reading
South end of Front Street

The Bluest June Skies: A Walk Up Front St San Pedro

June 16th, 2023

The hot sunny weather continues and over the last few days, a lovely, much need breeze has been added. (See…

Keep Reading
Old carnival ride

2023 Dia De San Pedro is Coming Up: Tradition, Piety, Fishing & A Carnival

June 14th, 2023

Every year, Ambergris Caye looks forward to Dia De San Pedro – festivities that combine religion and culture, as well…

Keep Reading
Palapa Bar over the water

Clear Water and High Temperatures on Ambergris Caye

June 9th, 2023

I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record but WOOF! It’s been a hot last couple weeks in…

Keep Reading
BBQ Lobster Caye Caulker

2023’s San Pedro Lobsterfest is Almost Here!

June 7th, 2023

San Pedro Lobsterfest is an annual event on Ambergris Caye – celebrating our island and celebrating the start of lobster…

Keep Reading
Cowhorn orchid at Victoria Hosue

I Love the June Flamboyant Trees of Ambergris Caye

June 4th, 2023

June is a month of mangos and flowering trees – especially on mainland Belize. The trees flower in the most…

Keep Reading
Glass and 18th century pottery

This week on the Caye: A Maya Site, A New Water Taxi Terminal, and An Oil Rig

June 2nd, 2023

It’s starting to sound like summer – and GOOD GRIEF, it most certainly feels like it. The weather has been…

Keep Reading

Cost of Living in Belize – Ambergris Caye: 2023 Update

May 29th, 2023

How much does it REALLY cost to live on Ambergris Caye, Belize: From Someone Who Lives Here There is a…

Keep Reading
An Orange Green Iguana catching some sunshine

The Future of Calvin’s Green Iguana Eco-Corner Sanctuary in Peril

May 27th, 2023

Mr Calvin and Green Iguana Eco-Corner – one of the most visited spots in San Pedro – is being asked…

Keep Reading
My Five With View at Tuto

My Five: A GORGEOUS Week on Ambergris Caye

May 21st, 2023

It’s been a gorgeous and RED HOT week on Ambergris Caye – blissful mid-May weather. Tourism has slowed down quite…

Keep Reading
Robles Point Water and Beach

A Drive Way up North on Ambergris Caye & My First View of the Old Shrimp Farm

May 18th, 2023

Yesterday, we took a drive WAY up north. A way off the beaten path on Ambergris Caye (you can’t even…

Keep Reading
Bedroom view over the ocean

Modern Diamante Beachfront Suites: In the Heart of San Pedro Town

May 16th, 2023

Recently, I spent 2 lovely days and 2 nights at Diamante Beachfront Suites on Ambergris Caye. A huge, cool, modern,…

Keep Reading