Finally! A Weekend in Belize: Sharks GALORE in the Blue Hole & Much More

Morning guys,  Last month, before his trip to Ambergris Caye, a diver (and I later found out – FANTASTIC photographer) contacted me with just a few questions about living on Ambergris Caye.  After his trip, we chatted briefly again and I checked out his website,  saw some of his pictures and practically begged him to writeKeep reading »

Moments in San Pedro, Belize Over This Past Week

The weather this week has been pretty gorgeous on Ambergris Caye.  The municipal elections are over (phew!), the sargasso algae/seaweed is at an all-time high level and, as usual, there is plenty going on to keep me busy in San Pedro.  Here are some pictures from around the island.  If you run into me anywhereKeep reading »

Gorgeous Weather, Good Eats and Cute Spots in San Pedro

This week’s weather in San Pedro has been absolute perfection.  Cool in the morning and evening and warm sun all day.  A bit breezy the last day or two but now I’m just getting nit-picky. Yesterday by a private home by Mata Grande Grocery Store (about 5 miles north.) Me and Elsie the wonder dog onKeep reading »

A Hodgepodge on ANOTHER Gorgeous Day

Yesterday was a perfect Friday end to a gorgeous week.  I mean GORGEOUS and…I’ve been harping on it each and every day.  Really rubbing it in your faces. 🙂 But as Winter Storm Iola rolls into the Northeast, a cold front, probably the very same, has moved over San Pedro and today’s skies are grey…it’sKeep reading »

Boogie’s Belly and a Beauty Expo in San Pedro, Belize

Yesterday I had a few things to do.  And after whining about the weather in yesterday’s post,  the grey morning turned into a pretty spectacular afternoon. Love when that happens. And while in town, I stopped by Boogie’s Belly (I am waiting for the t-shirts!) for lunch.  Their facebook page and their morning post luredKeep reading »

Brunch Is For Jerks? Pffft. Sunday Morning At Estel’s Dine By The Sea

The New York Times recently published an infuriating though I think tongue-in-cheek opinion piece titled “Brunch is For Jerks.”  An article arguing that this favorite weekend meal is for those who are looking to avoid adulthood and responsibility – for those that want to fritter away their entire Sunday with boozy “breakfast cocktails” and fancy food. HOWKeep reading »

Road Trip with Chef Sean Kuylen: Buying Belize

I am a giant fan of Chef Sean Kuylen.  Born and raised in Dangriga, Belize, trained informally, first by his family and then formally, at cooking school in the states, he returned to Belize to work at beautiful resorts like Hamanasi in Hopkins and Ka’ana in Cayo.  He has BOUNDLESS enthusiasm for Belize and local food. JustKeep reading »

Pig Tail at El Fogon Restaurant in San Pedro, Belize

El Fogon is a favorite restaurant in San Pedro preparing classic CLASSIC Mestizo and Creole Belizean dishes in a very classic way. You’ll see the fogon or fire hearth as soon as you walk in.  It’s not just used for show.  They are preparing most dishes over this wood burning fire. The restaurant is aKeep reading »