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Snapshots from Hopkins, Belize – Let’s Get Ready for Mangos!

June 2nd, 2018

After weeks and weeks of blazing hot sun, yesterday I awoke to cool clouds over Ambergris Caye.  Sigh… Couldn’t it…

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Five Reasons to Head to Hopkins, Belize for June’s MANGO FESTIVAL

May 28th, 2018

Hopkins is a beach town in Southern Belize (population 1500ish) that has really held on to its roots as a…

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A Helicopter Trip Along the Reef From Ambergris Caye to Placencia, Belize

June 21st, 2017

Blogging in Belize has its ups and downs – and that’s probably true anywhere.  From the totally non-glamorous – like looking…

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Eating Placencia, Belize and My Stay at the Newest Boutique Hotel

March 18th, 2017

My last post described how I traveled from San Pedro to Placencia, Belize.  100 miles as the crow flies but…

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My Journey from Ambergris Caye To Placencia & A Look Around

March 12th, 2017

Belize is a tiny country – but travel, depending on your time and your budget (but mostly your budget), can…

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Garifuna Settlement Day in Hopkins, Belize at One Gorgeous Resort: Almond Beach

November 23rd, 2016

I spent the weekend in lovely Hopkins Village – a strip of seafront land sandwiched between two rivers. The area…

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Beautiful Garifuna Settlement Day in Southern Belize: Hopkins and Dangriga

November 20th, 2016

On Friday, I headed out EARLY from San Pedro to Hopkins in Southern Belize to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day.  A…

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It’zana Resort & Residences: Placencia, Belize is Ready for the Next Level

April 6th, 2016

There is no international rating system when it comes to stars for hotels and resorts.  If there was, I would…

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A Walk Around Placencia, Belize on A VERY HOT Day

April 4th, 2016

The kite boarders and those of us on boats had arrived just after sunset on Friday.  The trip down from…

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Exploring Hopkins Village – Filled With Funky and Fascinating Spots and People

January 12th, 2016

After a morning snorkel out to South Water Caye and the gorgeous barrier reef off of Hopkins, Belize, it was…

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Snorkeling The Reef & Beautiful Southwater Caye From Hopkins, Belize

January 11th, 2016

I’ve been living on Ambergris Caye for the past 8 years and a bit.  And I see the reef every…

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Gorgeous Villa Margarita in Hopkins, Belize and Beyond….

January 10th, 2016

Hopkins, Belize time.  I had spent two nights at amazing Sleeping Giant Jungle Lodge – enjoying the view, the staff,…

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Ambergris Caye Vs. Placencia, Belize: Buying A Beach Home in Belize…How Do You Make This Choice?

November 18th, 2015

Ambergris Caye and Placencia, Belize.  Both beach towns.  Both have ever growing expat communities, both have restaurants, bars, shopping…both have…

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A Dangriga Pet Clinic: Animals in Need…So Many…And the Hopkins Humane Society

November 16th, 2015

The amazing Hopkins, Belize Humane Society, a relatively tiny group spearheaded by superwoman Clara Lee, organizes free veterinary clinics a…

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Dangriga, Belize: Hey White Gial!

November 15th, 2015

“White Gial, you headed to the cayes?” – was the call I heard again and again as I walked around…

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From San Pedro to Dangriga, Belize For a Free Veterinary Clinic

November 12th, 2015

Yesterday morning, I woke up early to pack for a short trip to Southern Belize.  Short in duration, not in travel…

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A Hopkins, Belize Wrap-Up, Part One: Food, What’s New And Well…Just About Everything Else

June 9th, 2015

I had such a great time in Hopkins last weekend for the 2015 Mango Festival.  The festival came back bigger and…

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Tiny Miss Emma And Her Organic Farm : Both are Belize National Treasures

June 3rd, 2015

Sadly Miss Emma passed away in 2021 or 2022.  I hope someone is keeping her plants healthy and happy. I…

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Stops Along Belize’s Scenic Hummingbird Highway: Miss Bertha’s, The Blue Hole, Marie Sharps and More

June 2nd, 2015

Belize is a small country with a handful of main roads – the Northern Highway, the Western Highway, the Southern…

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Hopkins 2015 Mango Festival: Infectious Fun and Amazing Food in A Magical Village

June 1st, 2015

The small village of Hopkins is known for a few things…the amazing location and long stretch of beach, the Garifuna culture…

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