Sunday Funday at the Truck Stop, Ambergris Caye

Sunday afternoon on Ambergris Caye.  A little music, some food and a giant waffle cone of delicious ice cream, lots of friends and more.  The Truck Stop is where it’s at.  PLUS, “Sunday Funday at the Truck Stop” is a title so perfect when set to the tune of 1975’s disco classic (others might sayKeep reading »

Estel’s 5th Annual Ribs Cook-Off: There’s A New QUEEN in Town

What a way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.  A gorgeous day on Ambergris Caye. Texas singer/songerwriter Jerry Jeff Walker in town and his huge crew for sold-out Camp Belize (his yearly two week concert set in San Pedro.)  And 6 grills going filled with delicious pork ribs.  6 grillmasters.  3 from San Pedro, 3 fromKeep reading »

Belize’s First SERIOUS Deli: The Farm House Deli in Belmopan

Living on Ambergris Caye, Belize, I miss some simple things but I obviously find that the pluses make up for the minuses since in May, it’ll be my 9 year Belize anniversary!  I miss magazines and the Sunday New York Times, I miss a bit of shopping but not much and I miss sandwiches.  GreatKeep reading »

The Best Fried Fish EVER In San Pedro, Belize…Oh and A Gorgeous Day

The wind died down slightly yesterday and doesn’t seem to be ending until the strike of midnight 2016.  TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  For this Generation X’er (Which Generation are you?) – that date sounds insane. Yesterday, December 28th, winter in Belize, was a beauty.  A great day to go sit beachside at Lily’s and enjoy twoKeep reading »

Ambergris Caye Has a Truck Stop and I Predict a HUGE HIT

The first thing you are going to ask is “When does this wonderful place open?”, so I will answer that immediately.  Saturday 11am to 8pm.  The Truck Stop – about 1.5 miles north of the bridge.  San Pedro’s newest, hippest and only outdoor food court and beer garden. Three containers/restaurants and one gorgeous bar –Keep reading »

Saturday Snapshots: My Week on Ambergris Caye

Ahhh the past week and a half…Halloween, dog sitting up north, SUN and lots of driving back and forth up and down the island. Here are my snapshots…my life around the island.  I remain Insta-obsessed so almost all of them are on there…even this braggy one about my new Insta-milestone.  I’m only about 64.13 millionKeep reading »

Estel’s Re-Opens: Familiar, Delicious but With a Few Upgrades

Estel’s Dine by the Sea has been closed for over a month – and many residents of San Pedro have been jonesing for the fry jacks, the BBQ and the comfortable breakfast-all-day spot where you can sip your coffee with your toes in the sand. Well…just a few days later than originally planned, they areKeep reading »

Just One Recipe for Three Perfect Days on Ambergris Caye!

I met Laura and her husband in Placencia last November…they were just opening up Caribbean Beach Cabanas – a super cute (I MEAN CUTE) resort they bought on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Placencia Village. She also writes an amazing blog about her Ohio to Placencia experience.  Pure Placencia.  And now she is guest postingKeep reading »

Exciting New Bars & Restaurants on Ambergris Caye: Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique

There are no franchises or chain stores in Belize.  No McDonald’s, no Walmarts, no Applebee’s with it’s free fries refills…too small of a population, prohibitive with the import duties…whatever the reason?  We don’t have them… But one clever business woman, Erin, is taking a popular business that she started in Placencia, Belize and opening a “sisterKeep reading »

Exciting New Bars & Restaurants on Ambergris Caye: Stella’s Smile

***Please note that this post was written in great anguish and it is a modern miracle that my 2012 HP wasn’t tossed over my balcony.  What is it about computer problems that make me insane and murderous?*** New spots are popping up around Ambergris Caye.  Not just change of ownership at an existing place butKeep reading »

SAGA Humane Society & Estel’s BBQ: Perfect Together

Last night, the SAGA Humane Society and Estel’s Dine by the Sea teamed up for a beautiful fundraiser on the beach.   Estel’s is usually closed on Tuesdays – but the whole crew was there to help and support SAGA. Estel’s, open from 6am to 5pm, with breakfast all day and lots of other delicious menuKeep reading »