Heroes in The Jungle: Belize’s Race To Save The WILD Scarlet Macaw

To see 10…16…20 scarlet macaws flying across the late afternoon sky is almost hard to believe.  Always even numbers, these surreally colorful, gorgeous birds mate for life.  Shrieking, gliding in tandem and so garishly colored, it’s as if evolution forgot them.  There is no missing them in the jungle of one thousand greens. These birds areKeep reading »

How Can You Help The Fire Victims and the Clean-Up in San Pedro?

Sunday night there was a terrible fire on the highly populated, densely packed Middle Street in downtown San Pedro.  You can see the truly scary photos in Ambergris Today and San Pedro Sun.  THANK GOODNESS NO ONE WAS INJURED.  Yesterday morning, I posted pictures of the wreckage. Massive efforts are underway on Ambergris Caye and allKeep reading »

San Pedro, Belize’s 2016 Annual Lobster Festival is the Best Yet

Last night was the big block party for the 10th annual Ambergris Caye Lobsterfest and it was an absolute blow-off.  There were more people, more space, more booths (which means more tasty food selections) and it was an absolutely gorgeous night. I got there early.  1.  Because my night time photos are…terrible.  2.  I wasKeep reading »

A Fundraiser, Lots of New Building and My First Scoupon!

As the east coast and much of the US (and I’m SURE Canada – but we only get US tv) is shivering away, the cold front has dipped as low as Belize.   Which so far has meant the sweatshirts are out in the evening and the morning and the temperature is in the 70s.  BooKeep reading »

Community Spirit All Over San Pedro, Belize And A Call To Allen Iverson

Just a little newsletter about good things being done.  By neighbors, by local businesses and charities.   For all the bad news out there…let’s not forget the good. Tres Cocos Trash Clean-Up Army On the first Friday of every month, the Tres Cocos neighborhood gathers volunteers to pick up garbage.  Tres Cocos – in myKeep reading »

A Dangriga Pet Clinic: Animals in Need…So Many…And the Hopkins Humane Society

The amazing Hopkins, Belize Humane Society, a relatively tiny group spearheaded by superwoman Clara Lee, organizes free veterinary clinics a few times a year for areas that lack easy/free veterinary care.  And there are many of them in Belize. This most recent string of clinics hit Hopkins, Maya Center Village, Dangriga (all in Southern Belize) andKeep reading »

Before 10am in San Pedro: There’s A Ton Going on in this Town

I was up early today – I won’t describe why…it just had to do with my dog & some cat poop and…that’s enough said.  But it certainly was an early morning Halloween trick.  Best to get up, do the laundry and get some distance from the situation. First, while driving south, I ran into a 5kKeep reading »

Looking Sharp: 50 Gorgeous Kids Get Hair Cuts for The First Day of School

No matter how cool you pretended to be, the first day of school was a big deal.  Back to seeing old friends, new kids, new teachers…uniform ready and pressed and definitely a new haircut. But for many parents, school is EXPENSIVE.  All schools here require monthly fees, plus uniforms, supplies, lunches, transportation…some families needed aKeep reading »

SAGA Humane Society & Estel’s BBQ: Perfect Together

Last night, the SAGA Humane Society and Estel’s Dine by the Sea teamed up for a beautiful fundraiser on the beach.   Estel’s is usually closed on Tuesdays – but the whole crew was there to help and support SAGA. Estel’s, open from 6am to 5pm, with breakfast all day and lots of other delicious menuKeep reading »