Holidays & Festivals

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in April and May

April and May can be some pretty great months to visit Belize.  The Spring Break rush has started to thin out.  The peak airline prices of December and US Presidents’ Week are starting to come down a bit (I won’t be discussing other reasons they might be lower right now…)  And the wetter season hasn’tKeep reading »

Paint or Be Painted: Carnaval In San Pedro Starts this Weekend

Mardi Gras or Carnival, the holiday is celebrated around the world. The festivus of eating, drinking and naughtiness before the beginning of Lent. Different places do different things…we all know about the celebration in New Orleans or in Rio (Brazil attracts 70% of its tourists during this week alone!) but in San Pedro, it’s beenKeep reading »

New Years Eve on Ambergris Caye 2019

Celebrating New Years Eve in San Pedro Belize I feel about as qualified to write this post as I would writing one about…say…nuclear fission or Disney theme parks.  (I have about the same amount of interest in both.   =NO interest) So even though I don’t enjoy staying up late or the huge expectations that comeKeep reading »

A Cold Front Coming and Grinching Out For the LoveFM Holiday Parade

Christmas is A WEEK AWAY!!!!!!!!!!  And all of Ambergris Caye is decorated for the holidays.  Sunday evening, LoveFM (the biggest radio station in Belize) held its annual SUPER FUN Lighted Holiday parade on the streets of San Pedro. I got there early…the parade generally starts about half an hour after nightfall…but things didn’t go quiteKeep reading »

Holidays in FULL Swing: Magic Cookies and Gorgeous Crafts at the Truck Stop

The Truck Stop – one of Ambergris Caye’s most happening spots – is currently BUSTING with Christmas cheer.  Decorations…balloons…a gorgeous Christmas tree…even delicious holiday ice cream flavors. Yesterday they held the VERY POPULAR Holiday Craft Fair & Cookie-Bake Off and let’s just say that the Truck Stop REALLY: kicked it up a notch made meKeep reading »

Belize in December: Festivities and Flip-Flops

Belize in December:  Ambergris Caye has a slew of Christmas events that get you FEELING the holidays while enjoying the sunshine, warm Caribbean waters and 80-degree temperatures. Yesterday I was typing out my monthly newsletter – focusing on the year ahead and I realized how RIDICULOUSLY close the holidays are.  (I will refrain from postingKeep reading »

San Pedro LobsterFest 2019: It Just Gets Bigger and Better

Last night was the BIG San Pedro LobsterFest Block party.  LOTS of live music – including the AMAZING steel drum band and GilHarry 7 – one of the biggest bands in the country.  LOTS of booths serving lobster in countless ways…from Lobster Corn dogs to Lobster Tacos to fresh grilled tails… I got there earlyKeep reading »

Carnival Sets Up for Dia De San Pedro

My very first blog post over 8 years ago featured photos of this very Carnival.  Very very bad photos. It is the yearly festival on Ambergris Caye – that often coincides with the San Pedro Lobster Festival – that honors our town saint.  San Pedro.  Or St Peter. The patron saint of fisherman. Here areKeep reading »

Belize Has Brown Eggs: Dying Them For Easter

A while ago, I wrote a post named:  15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize and it focused on the bigger things.  Stuff like relinquishing your inner control freak or the fact that while English is the official language, pretty much no one speaks it with their local friends and families. But IKeep 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 »

It’s CHRISTMAS 2018! Our Beautiful San Pedro Lighted Boat Parade

I love it, I love it, I love it, I LOVE THE SAN PEDRO HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE.   And I’m going to tell you something that might sound crazy.  I almost skipped it! I was feeling tired…sick of the terrible bumpy road north…but I rallied and thank Christmas I did. What a beautiful night andKeep reading »

Christmas in Belize: December on Ambergris Caye

“It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without cold weather” – says everyone who is NOT in the Caribbean for the holidays. I don’t know about you…but I certainly that I don’t need wet, frozen socks or a 45 minute search for a parking spot at the jam-packed mall or a runny nose to get inKeep reading »

Halloween JUST Snuck Up On Me This Year!

Halloween is HUGE In San Pedro Belize.  But this year….it’s fallen off my radar.  Maybe it’s the fact that it falls on Wednesday? Leaves you wondering WHAT weekend it will be celebrated on? So I went thru some of my old photos of Halloween’s past. And took a photo of the ONE Halloween decoration thatKeep reading »

Sherlette, Queen Of the San Pedro Jump Up Parade, IS BACK!

The 2018 Jump Up Parade for September 21st – Independence Day was extra awesome this year.  It just seemed a little bit longer…a little bit more colorful…super fun. And despite the fact that it is always BLAZING hot in late September in Belize (think 100% humidity and temperature that feels over 100) and the paradeKeep reading »

The 2018 Uniform Parade Through the HOT Streets of San Pedro

September 10th.  The first national Holiday in a month that feels like one long holiday in Belize.  Yesterday celebrates a small crew of Brits and their slaves ousting the pesky Spanish once and for all in 1798 – the Battle of St George’s Caye. September 21st, my home of Belize turns 37 years old. YesterdayKeep reading »

Hip Hip Hooray! It Was the 10th Day of September…

First…let’s play the song. And sing! I love this song.  (ALMOST as much as my fave fave fave – Tell Them That You Born There) It was the 10th day of September In ninety-eight Anno Domini when our fore-fathers won the glorious fight at Old St. George’s Caye Hip! Hip! Hurrah. Hip! Hip! Hurrah. ThenKeep reading »