Island Fun

20 Teams Scurry About the Island for THE AMAZING RACE 3

Ambergris Caye’s entertainment center – the Truck Stop – has been open for less than 3 years! Check out my first pictures, tasting the menu and my bold prediction of “A big hit!” in November of 2015. Since then, it’s become a hot spot for food, drinks, ICE CREAM and a huge assortment of thingsKeep reading »

Going Slow in Charming Caye Caulker, Part One

Early Friday afternoon we caught the water taxi from Ambergris Caye for  a mini-holiday.  24 hours on lovely Caye Caulker.  Just 30 minutes away from San Pedro and a very different feel.  The motto of the island is GO SLOW – and I was reminded of it about 14 times but various salesmen and island characters.Keep reading »

Getting Back To Business in San Pedro: Chocolate and Comedy

Summer has seriously settled in.  Warm hazy days…some passing showers…and I’ve accomplished ZERO of my Summer To-Do List. But just a few days ago, my friend arrived and we’ve been out doing a few more things.  Over the last day or so, we went to a live comedy show in San Pedro and then toKeep reading »

Join Us Now: Defend Cayo Rosario and Protect What Makes Belize Special

Development is good…right?  Growth, money, jobs. Well not always. Let’s imagine that a developer wanted to knock down the Lamanai Maya site and build a casino.  Jobs, yes.  Money, absolutely.  But Lamanai is much more important to Belize than any casino. What if someone wanted to dredge tens of thousands of tons of sand fromKeep reading »

2018 Belize Summer To-Do List: I Need To Get Better at This!

The last few summers started with a Belize Check-List.  Nothing too crazy or off the wall – just a very do-able wish list as the tourism season slowed in Belize.  A chance to step back and explore Ambergris Caye as a tourist and maybe see a bit more of the country. And over the lastKeep reading »

Om All Over Belize For International Day of Yoga

June 21st is the longest day of the year AND, officially, International Day of Yoga.  Small groups…groups as large as 50,000…gather around the world to…take it down a level. Yoga is many things.  It’s an ancient tradition, it’s about unity of the mind and body, it can be a work out regime.  The word “yoga”Keep reading »

Slowing it Down on Ambergris Caye: A Weekend At The Camp

My work involves getting out and about, taking pictures and then chatting about it on the internet.  So when I’m at Cayo Frances Farm and Fly, 12 miles N on the west side of Ambergris Caye – a few acres of rare black soil on a sand island on a mostly hidden lagoon – thingsKeep reading »

Snapshots from Hopkins, Belize – Let’s Get Ready for Mangos!

After weeks and weeks of blazing hot sun, yesterday I awoke to cool clouds over Ambergris Caye.  Sigh… Couldn’t it have waited just one more day? Nope.  I was off to Hopkins, Belize.  The annual mango festival waits for no man!  A celebration of the summer fruit that explodes all over mainland Belize is theKeep reading »

Vegetable Stand Savvy: Have you Tried Pacaya in Belize?

One of the very best thing about experiencing a new place or just a new culture is eating.  I don’t know if there is a better way to strike up a conversation…often filled with information, memories and often family secrets/tips…than asking about food.   It’s a subject that everyone of us has knowledge, opinions and expertiseKeep reading »

Gorgeous November Continues with our First Real Cold Front of the Season

After a long sweaty summer, the gorgeous crispy clear sunny gorgeous weather continues.  Gorgeous I say. Wait!  You might say… Hasn’t she written this blog post 3x this week? Perhaps I have.  But honestly…it’s THAT good.  Weather that has you grabbing a long sleeved shirt in the evening but in your bathing suit during theKeep reading »

Belize It or Not: A True or False Trivia Quiz about BELIZE

Belize is a tiny country but filled with mystical magical things.  From the 2nd longest coral reef in the world to some of the densest, untouched forest in this hemisphere.    We also have the smallest capital city in Central America and one of the least dense populations in the world. Interesting…I know! So hereKeep reading »

A Home For Kids on Ambergris Caye: The MOVING Opening of Hope Haven Home

Yesterday was a beautiful day in more ways than one. In the afternoon, under the shining Belize sun, a group of persistent, motivated, hopeful women cut the ribbon for the Shine Center and Hope Haven Home in downtown San Pedro, Belize. The home was filled with donors and supporters for this AMAZING project that doesn’tKeep reading »

Rain, Rain, Rain Gives Way to Fall Weather Perfection on Ambergris Caye

After 8 days of RAIN RAIN RAIN…grey weather and then MORE RAIN, the weather gods have decided to have mercy upon us. Many residents of Ambergris Caye have found their yards flooded and their local streets, swamp.  While fascinating to watch the life cycles of tadpoles and mosquitoes, it grows tiresome QUICK when it isKeep reading »