Tours From The Island

Catamaran Sail to Caye Caulker on A Very Windy Day

Today is starting just as yesterday did.  Windy (with gusts up to 25mph), waves crashing over the reef, warm and hazy.  And yesterday, as over 20 kayaks took off from the back side of San Pedro to start the brutal 40 mile, 2 day Eco-Challenge, I decided to let someone else do all my boating work.  IKeep reading »

Sailing and Dining on the Rum Punch 2 Never Disappoints

Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day.  In fact, February has been an absolutely gorgeous month.  And that is just how it should be.  Lots of sun, getting a bit warmer (no blanket needed at night anymore) and breezy.  Perfect for all things.  But especially perfect for sailing. A bunch of fun friends were headed out onKeep reading »

San Pedro Scoop: My Best of 2013 – Part FIVE, It’s a Wrap

Finally!  And just in time…who knew that a “Best Of” would turn into five different parts.  ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR…let’s wrap this up.  I mean SERIOUSLY.  Who does this person think she is? Just back from Roatan and Punta Gorda (and their beautiful Mayan culture and the MayaBags…) After a few days in San PedroKeep reading »

San Pedro Scoop: My Best of 2013 – Part Four & A Bit of Christmas

I’m no longer going to apologize for the endless quality this series is taking on.  I’m just going to dive back into it.  I hope everyone had a very very Merry Christmas.  Mine took place at a beautiful beach front condo south of town… Sun, lobster & steak, really great friends that I’m lucky toKeep reading »

San Pedro Scoop: My Best of 2013 – Part Two

Yesterday I meant to do a recap of my year (Part ONE) and going through pictures, I made it through 2 months only.  I guess I was busier than I thought in 2013.  Not a bad thing…not a bad thing at all… SAP ALERT!  Belize is really the coolest country ever.  I spent about 5Keep reading »

Xunantunich Maya Ruins in Cayo: A Must See

Sure it seems a bit lame to pick a favorite when it comes to Mayan Ruins.  (BTW, I hate the word “ruin”…this is hardly something that is wrecked…)  1.  Most of them are pretty awesome…if only for the amazing history and culture they represent.  2.  They are all very different.  Some are very well groomedKeep reading »

GingerScoop Reports: Sunset Cruising to A Bird Sanctuary

Ambergris Caye, the largest of Belize’s cayes, is surrounded by many MANY more islands.  In fact, there are hundreds of them…most uninhabited.  I’m starting to sound like a guide book so let’s get to it.  I’ve been sitting on Krista’s (aka GingerScoop aka the co-owners of Crazy Canuck’s Bar just south of San Pedro town) postKeep reading »

A Trip to Lamanai: It’s Not Just Mayan Ruins

Visiting a Mayan site is at the top of many vacation lists for people visiting Belize.  One of the best is a day trip from Ambergris Caye…a long day trip.  But after seeing birds, monkeys, crocodiles, cool Mayan carvings. and questioning whether you can get back down the STEEP temple that you just climbed, it’sKeep reading »

GingerScoop: A Sunset Cruise on the Lady Leslie

As a cold front has hit San Pedro (it is a wopping 68 degrees outside) and I sit here drinking my hot tea with a box of Kleenex, I figured I would reminisce about a fantastic trip I took a few weeks ago (when it was nice and warm). I was invited to join inKeep reading »

ANOTHER Afternoon Sailing on the Rum Punch II

Perhaps you are a bit sick of hearing about sailing on the Rum Punch II…but I’m never sick of sailing on it.  So here are a few pictures of our afternoon sail this week… Conch season is open and the guys found 4 good sized ones. Spear fishing is not my thing at all butKeep reading »