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Ten Misconceptions BUSTED about Traveling To Belize

I moved to Belize just over 11 years ago.  And still, when I visit the states, I will get quizzical looks when people ask me things like “how’d you get so tan” or just “where do you live”? Answer:  I live in Belize. Even if they have heard of it, most people are vague onKeep reading »

Ready, Set, SWIM Ambergris Caye! Some of the Best Beaches in Belize

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Finding the Best Beach in Belize on the country’s Most Popular Island Belize is fast becoming well known for the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef), for our gorgeous snorkeling, diving, sailing…all types of water sports.   The closer you get to the reef, the whiter theKeep reading »

Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve: One of the Most Magical Spots in Belize

Hidden Valley Inn is a Special Spot in a Special Country Belize is an amazing country – just about 70 miles from east to west, 170 north to south- so tiny but containing so many natural gifts & wonders.  The 2nd largest coral reef in the world, the greatest density of manatees in the Caribbean, the highestKeep reading »

My Eight Craziest Adventure Tours In Belize Plus One

Belize is full of adventure.  Such a small country, you can be at the 2nd largest reef in the world on one day and then deep within an inland cave the next.  It was my trip to the “Black Hole” that got me thinking about this list so I’ll start with that.  Adventure?  Me?  Keep reading »

My 9 Favorite Spots to Watch the Sunset On Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is really the caye of sunrises.  The reef is to the east and almost all hotels and resorts are oriented that way.  But let’s be honest…you are on vacation!  Waking up between 5:15 and 6:15am is great for some (smaller children and older men) but most of us like to sleep in.  I’m hereKeep reading »

You Know You Live on Ambergris Caye, Belize When…

18 Reasons When You KNOW You Live on Ambergris Caye, Belize

Moving to Belize over nine years ago was an amazing thing.  I’ve had the chance to immerse myself in a new culture, new music, new languages (Spanish, Kriol, Maya, Garifuna – depending on which part of the country you are in) and piles and piles of delicious Belizean food.  (Here’s a post ALL about the food.) To learnKeep reading »

How To Find a Job in Belize

I TOTALLY understand.  Totally.  You visit Belize – the cayes or the mainland – and you love it.  Your first thought…I’d like to come back.  A few days later, after having some drinks with a few Americans or Canadians or Brits living here full-time, you think…I would love to do that.  Everyone speaks English…it’s beautiful andKeep reading »

The Ultimate Belize Bucket List: Tiny Country, HUGE Experiences

Your Ultimate Belize Bucket List. Tiny Country, HUGE Experiences.

You may have seen the button on my home page for a while and it’s finally working!  The Belize Bucket List:  Tiny Country, HUGE Experiences. I started with 50…and it expanded to 100 and now…it’s just up up and away.  With many more to add. Click here to see what I want to do andKeep reading »

Snorkeling Belize’s Blue Hole: This Trip is SO MUCH MORE

I don’t know how many times it has happened…too many to count. Visitor finds out I write a blog about Belize.  Visitor asks me about one of Belize’s most treasured sites, one of the natural wonders of the world, the Blue Hole.  I answer. And then visitor looks at me…confused and disappointed.  Their eyes sayKeep reading »

A Special Mystic River Resort Tour: Sapodilla Falls and Blancaneaux Cave

After a day at the ATM Cave and then a gorgeous braised goat in red wine meal, I fell into my comfy bed at Mystic River Resort at about 7:30pm. I really really REALLY tried to stay awake but by about 7:39pm, I was out for the night.

While the ATM cave does not leave you winded or have you performing any moves that require great strength, you body is trying to stabilize much of the time and I was sore in areas that are rarely sore. Like my ankles and my hands (from just gripping the sides of the cave), the quiet