Tours From The Island

My Eight Craziest Adventure Tours In Belize

Belize is full of adventure.  Such a small country but you can be at the Second Largest Reef in the world on one day and then spelunking deep within a limestone cave the next. There are so many different tours and trips that you can take on your trip to Belize – some more popularKeep reading »

Bacalar Chico & A Trip All the Way Around Magical Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is a shockingly huge, diverse island.  It’s over 25 miles long, the largest island in Belize…it’s 5 miles wide in some parts.   On the south end is San Pedro town and most of the population.  And in the north?  Jungle, forest, lagoon, manatees…big cats, deer, parrots and a surprisingly large number of MayaKeep reading »

YOLO Takes You To the Crystal Clear Blue Waters of Ambergris Caye

The entire Caribbean – Florida Keys, Yucatan, Mexico, Caribbean islands and the whole Belize coast – is having a tough year for sargasso.  The seaweed has been coming in…some say from the north and the Sargasso Sea, some say from the south and the Amazon area…since mid-February. And while it ebbs and flows and resorts areKeep reading »

A Few Blissful Hours on the Sandbar, Leeward Side of Ambergris Caye

I won’t talk too much right now about the sargasso that has been coming onto our shores.  I’ve heard reports of it in Cancun and in Southern Belize.  Towards the end of this week, it’s really started coming in and hotels and town workers are having a hard time keeping up. (You can read moreKeep reading »

Perfect Day Trip: Caye Caulker with KIDS and Creative Tours

I’ll admit.  The arrival of four adults and 6 kids, 10 years old and under, had me a bit nervous.  But things have been great.  Everyone is loving Ambergris Caye. Yesterday we went on a day trip to Caye Caulker with Creative Tours and I am ready to declare it THE BEST DAY EVER. AKeep reading »

Suggestions for Ambergris Activities on a Rainy Day

As you can imagine, I’ve been getting this question quite a bit over the last week.  “What is there to do in San Pedro on a rainy day?” Ambergris Caye is a spot that people visit to enjoy the outdoors – the reef, the beach, the sun.  Many travel to the mainland to trek amongKeep reading »

Let’s Celebrate The Belize Barrier Reef

The Belize Coral Reef – the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world – is the crown jewel of Belize.  The miles and miles of rainbow corals that make our entire coast line what it is today.  Literally.  Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker started as patches of coral and built up over thousands of years.Keep reading »

Christmas Eve Sailing and Snorkeling with the Lady Leslie

This morning I called my family in Providence, Rhode Island and the phone was passed from person to person. Everyone asked the same question – “What are you doing for Christmas”?    With the kids going present-toy-candy crazy in the background, they always seem a little bit surprised (or maybe a bit wistful?) by my answers.Keep reading »

My 8 Favorite Sea Creatures in Belize

Belize has some ridiculously amazing creatures. Both above the water… A toucan in the Cayo District.  The National Bird. Fuego, the tapir, at the Belize Zoo.  The National Animal. This beautiful Howler Monkey outside of Belize City. And below the water. Many know Belize for the coastline, the amazing diving and snorkeling.  And for veryKeep reading »

Saturday in San Pedro: A Farmers’ Market & Crocodile Hunting

Waking up to the height of the yellow sulphur butterfly migration, it was a gorgeous day.  Blue and sunny with hundreds of yellow-green butterflies flitting by.  Was I able to capture them on camera?  Hardly… A cocoplum tree in the front yard seemed to be a quickly snacking stop…there were about 50 on the bush…maybeKeep reading »