The Chaa Creek Eco-Campers Have the Times of Their Lives

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is an absolute gem in Belize in the midst of the most beautiful forest.  And this year, I was lucky enough to be invited back for two nights of Eco-Kids Summer Camp. For 7 years now, 24 kids from every corner of Belize have been chosen based on an essay forKeep reading »

Two New MUCH Needed Schools Coming to San Pedro, Belize

Belize is a VERY young country…the median age is 21.8.  The median age of Americans is 38.  In San Pedro, there are children GALORE. Just yesterday, while driving north, I noticed this sign (that I’d noticed before) but actually turned off… South of Captain Morgan’s Resort and north of El Pescador, there is a smallKeep reading »

A Coronation, A Huge Parade and a Greasy Pole Climb: Yesterday’s Holiday to Celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye

The title is long and I took 219 photos yesterday between 9am and 2pm.  Yesterday was the first official holiday in the month long celebration that is SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS IN BELIZE.  September 10th commemorates the Battle of St. George’s Caye, when a tiny group of British baymen (and their slaves) fought off a much large fleetKeep 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 »