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Destination Eating in Belize: Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro

Last year the Belize Tourism Board awarded the Maya Beach Bistro, Belize’s “Restaurant of the Year” for the second time.  The 2012 awards were pretty much swept by businesses on the Placencia Peninsula and caused a good amount of controversy throughout Belize.  Was it a fix?  Well…you can be the judge of that. But afterKeep reading »

CARNIVAL 2013: Belize City Wi Mash It Up, Part One

Carnival in Belize City is the BIG bash each September.  It feels like all of Belize’s largest city comes out to support and party with the dancers who seriously dress up and perform for miles and miles in the September afternoon Belize heat.  LUCKILY yesterday, there was a grey cloud cover (and no rain!) andKeep reading »

A Guide: Eight Tips for Traveling By Bus in Belize

Travel Cheap in Belize - BUS! See the country with the locals. Here are some critical tips

Belize is a very small country with a very small population (about 325,000 people) and relatively few highways.  The greatest country width (east to west) is 68 miles.  And length only 170 miles! It’s one of the coolest coolest COOLEST things about Belize.  You can go from barrier cayes… to a Mayan temple surrounded byKeep reading »

A Rib BBQ Cook-Off at Estel’s Dine By the Sea: First Annual?

Yesterday, my friend Kevin invited me to an impromptu BBQ rib cook-off being held at Estel’s.  The prize?  $800!  He was competing with three other participants (one from the island, one from Kansas City and one from Oregon) to name the best ribs on the island.  An idea the four of them cooked up overKeep reading »

100% Made In San Pedro, Belize: Delicious Kakaw Chocolates

Yesterday I was a bit nervous.  After dieting for seven weeks with rigor and perseverance that would impress most Olympic athletes,  I was headed to south Ambergris Caye to visit Kakaw Chocolate factory.  And when I returned? The “full house” of Belizean chocolate right there in my hand.  Oh the temptation!   But let’s backKeep reading »

Tranquility Bay Resort: Ahhhh…The Beach I’ve Been Looking For

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I just (reluctantly) returned from a few amazing nights at Tranquility Bay Resort on northern Ambergris Caye.  Located within the Bacalar Chico National Park, Tranquility is a small resort 13 miles north of San Pedro town.  With only 10 cabanas on a perfectly private white sand beach, you almost feel like you are in anotherKeep reading »

Hidden Valley Inn: Maybe I AM Outdoorsy

Yesterday I described how I travelled from Ambergris Caye to Hidden Valley Inn in the Cayo district of Belize.  Once here there is almost too much to keep you occupied.We decided to take a morning tour around the property with one of the guides.  Like I mentioned yesterday, Hidden Valley Inn is set on 7200Keep reading »