A Wow…Grab Your Camera…It’s so Gorgeous Kinda Saturday

The temperature is getting warmer and the air, more humid.  Summer is coming and chilly nights, soon, will no longer be a thing for 2022.  But this weekend…we had perhaps our last “cold front”.  The wind shifted – blowing from the north…cooler, less humid.  And we are still enjoying the colder temperatures.  Low 70s thisKeep reading »

Kate and William in Belize, Part 2: Now I NEED to Get to Caracol!

I wasn’t going to do it.  I figured that if you are interested in the Royals, you can find the pictures of their visit to Belize.  In fact, you can probably find thousands. I LOVE A GOOD .GIF! High Five to Belize! 🇧🇿 Epic few days in a special place….until next time 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Br7ql8GoHq —Keep reading »

Kate And Willliam Shine the Most Beautiful Light on Hopkins, Belize

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge are in Belize in as low-key of a manner as I think they could POSSIBLY travel in. Belize still has limits on large gatherings (for COVID reasons) so everything (or most everything) is taking place outside…and crowds are relatively limited. They arrived Saturday afternoon around 3pm…and it’s now MondayKeep reading »

My Five: The Royal Visit, Sahara Dust Haze, Yoyo Fishing and More…

It’s a busy week here on Ambergris Caye and in Belize.  Spring break continues – I’m seeing lots of families with kids bumping around in golf carts (friendly reminder that one needs a legal license to drive in Belize) and college-aged students in big groups. Easter is fast approaching so I’ll start My Five there. Keep reading »

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Green Green Belize

May the luck of the Irish but the sun and warm weather and sea breezes of Belize be with you. St Patrick’s Day is a bit of an odd one.  It’s not really celebrated at all in Belize except by some bars.  And maybe that’s true everywhere.   I mean…the death of a patron saint isKeep reading »

Can You Online Shop/Amazon Prime in Belize?

I get this question quite a bit:  Does Amazon Prime ship to Belize?  And so I’ll answer. The answer is Yes…well…sorta…but… Here are the buts, they are big buts if you currently use Amazon Prime in the USA: You need to have an international credit card/valid payment method You need to ship it to aKeep reading »

Snapshots: A Day Trip to Belize City for Medical Tests and Cake

Yesterday I was up early. To catch the San Pedro Belize Express Water taxi to Belize City.  To get a check-up on my Thyroid.  Off-warranty 🙂 Last fall, after months of feeling like I had no energy and having 2 doctors point out that my thyroid should be “looked at” – I got diagnosed withKeep reading »

Belize’s March National Holiday: An Unexpected Treat

Today, Baron Bliss Day, has always been one of my favorite national holidays in Belize. A quick note:  In November 2008, this national holiday was officially renamed “Heroes and Benefactors Day” but it remains unchanged in my heart. There are a few reasons for my love of today, March 7th (or whatever Monday falls closestKeep reading »

Is Belize Safe To Visit? 2022 Update From Someone Who Lives Here

Why Even Ask Is Belize Safe To Visit?  Traveling Anywhere is Reward vs Risk Since I write about Belize and I moved here over 15 years ago as a single woman, I do get questions:  IS BELIZE SAFE TO TRAVEL?  Is Belize safe for tourists?  Is Belize safe for women?  For solo female travelers?  ForKeep reading »

Hello From Placencia, Belize

Greetings from sunny Placencia, Belize – I flew down from Ambergris Caye to Belize City… Over San Pedro town Over Caye Caulker and then from Belize City to Placencia (with a quick stop at the International Airport) on Friday with Maya Island Air. Here’s the Moon Guide’s excellent map of Belize.  I circled my threeKeep reading »

Thursday Morning, Late February in San Pedro Belize

This morning I headed to town early to drop off Jeff at the boat.  He is heading to Cayo Frances Farm and Fly to host a full camp.  I’m heading to Placencia tomorrow for the weekend.  To meet my brother and his family. The last time they were here was 2018!  And we had funKeep reading »

San Pedro’s Bridge: A Construction Update

On December 31st, 2021, with quite a bit of surprise, I posted that construction had started on a new bridge!   The Barry Bown Bridge that connects the south end of the island (and San Pedro town) to North Ambergris Caye was completed in 2006 and was only meant for golf carts and smaller vehicles.  ButKeep reading »

Ten Misconceptions about Traveling To Belize

Misconceptions About Travel to Belize I moved to Ambergris Caye, Belize just about 15 years ago.  And still, when I visit the states, I will get quizzical looks when I answer common questions like: “how’d you get so tan” or just “where, again, do you live”? Answer:  I live in Belize.  Followed by:  Yes, full-time. Keep reading »

The Truck Stop’s 2nd Annual Potlicker Dog Show: They Did It Their Way

Saturday afternoon, a couple of hundred dog-lovers assembled at the Truck Stop in San Pedro, Belize to cheer on seven fine examples of the world’s best “breed” at the 2nd Annual Potlicker Dog Show.  To watch the champions compete and to raise money for our beloved humane society.  And I was asked to help judgeKeep reading »

What’s Happening: Sundays on Ambergris Caye

What’s Happening on Sundays in San Pedro:  1st of a 7 part, days-of-the-week series Sunday is the day many people have off from work – and can hang out with their friends and their families. Schools, banks, and government offices are definitely closed, many smaller, family restaurants chose Sunday as their day off but AmbergrisKeep reading »