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16 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize: 2024 Update

May 13th, 2024

Living in Belize can be fantastic.  But it can be a very BIG adjustment when you move from another country…from…

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Is Belize Safe To Visit? 2024 Update From Someone Who Lives Here

April 24th, 2024

Belize is Safe to Travel But (As Always!) There Are Some Precautions to Take I write about life on Ambergris…

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Tips For Handling Money in Belize: 2024 Update

March 26th, 2024

Money in Belize and Belize Currency Conversions I get lots of questions from first-time visitors about money in Belize —…

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Bugs that Bite in Belize: 2024 Update

January 19th, 2024

Belize amazes visitors each year with her natural gifts:  our world-famous barrier reef, the sand and beaches, the jungles, the…

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My Favorite Books of 2023

January 14th, 2024

My 2024 is off to a…slow start. My past week was completely gobbled up by a stomach bug that’s been…

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Life On Ambergris Caye: Things I Tooked For Granted Until I Moved to Belize

December 28th, 2023

Exiting Your Comfort Zone:  Belize is Not Just Cocktails and Beaches Or “You Don’t even Know what You Don’t Know”…

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Little Things I Never Knew I Needed Until I Moved to Belize

September 28th, 2023

My New Necessities When Shopping on Ambergris Caye Over 16 years ago, I moved to Ambergris Caye, Belize from Manhattan,…

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I’m Registered in San Pedro: Voting in Belize

August 9th, 2023

Belizean citizens are entitled to vote in elections when they turn 18 – and guess what? I am now a…

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Citizens of Belize

Yesterday I Became A Citizen of Belize

August 4th, 2023

How I Became A Belize Dual Citizen, The Day – the Ceremony for Belize Citizenship, and The Benefits My Citizenship…

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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…

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Packing for Your Move To Belize: 2023 Update

February 13th, 2023

What to Bring, What to Leave, What to Pack For Your Move to Belize There are so many questions to…

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My Belize Citizenship Application is Off to Belmopan!

October 26th, 2022

Early this year, I buckled down and started my Belize Citizenship Application.  In earnest.  I’ve had a few false starts…

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First US Embassy Town Hall in About Three Years Held in San Pedro

August 17th, 2022

Today, at 11 am, the US Embassy in Belize held its first town hall-style meeting since COVID in San Pedro…

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How To Find a Job in Belize As An Expat

August 11th, 2022

Can You Find a Job in Belize/Jobs in Belize for Foreigners? I TOTALLY understand how it starts.  It’s your first…

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Belize is Hard on Marriages: An Expat’s Point-of-View

July 28th, 2022

Belize is hard on marriages.  It is.  You might be plotting your move to a new country, partly to rekindle…

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The Police Station and The Polyclinic: Moving Towards Belizean Citizenship

July 23rd, 2022

I was born in the USA – the village of Ridgewood in New Jersey to be exact.  And visited Belize…

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A Guide to Packing for Belize in the Rainy Season

June 27th, 2022

Rainy Season in Belize and What to Pack Belize is known for her great weather – with average year-round temperatures…

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New Businesses, Remodels, New Owners…The “Living the Dream” Economy

June 11th, 2022

Before I start yapping about business turnover on Ambergris Caye – there was a big announcement yesterday.  The CDC (and…

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All About the DELICIOUS Food of Belize: My Take

June 6th, 2022

What is Belizean Food?  What Food in Belize Should I Taste? Pretty much everyone who visits Belize leaves saying (or…

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Less Than 2 Days In Merida, Mexico: How I Got There, Stayed, Ate, My Doctor

May 17th, 2022

Merida, Mexico is a large, vibrant city just a few hundred miles north (and a jog west) of Ambergris Caye,…

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