My Guide to Beautiful Crooked Tree, Belize

Crooked Tree Village- Possibly Belize’s Most Famous Birding Location And A Beautiful and Intriguing Village   Quick Note before I begin: I visited Crooked Tree during the first week of March 2020.  Remember those easy-breezy, carefree days of public buses and travel?  It was my last trip off-island in 2020.  I had SUCH a greatKeep reading »

Buying Liquor On Your Way Into Belize

This was originally posted in 2012 but there have been some important updates at the international airport. Most notably, there are TWO inbound duty free stores and the selection has broadened to include some sunglasses, make-up and candy in addition to American brand cigarette cartons and wine and liquor.  AND it can get you lowerKeep reading »

An International Airport on Ambergris Caye: Really? Who Does this Benefit?

Just a few months ago, in mid-December 2017, the Government of Belize announced that they had signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with an outside contractor (the International Airport Alliance Belize) to finance , build and manage an international airport on North Ambergris Caye.  The site would be the Basil Jones area – about 14 milesKeep reading »

Greetings From Rhode Island: My USA Seems Just As I Left It

Over 10 years ago, I moved, permanently, from New York City to San Pedro, Belize.   I didn’t move because I didn’t like the USA – on the contrary, I love New York.  I just loved Belize too – and I wanted to experience all that Belize has to offer. I now travel to AmericaKeep reading »

Flores, Guatemala: Is it More Than Just Tikal?

Just 2 days ago, I embarked on my 2 week trip in Guatemala.  Not exactly backpacking since the idea of sharing a dorm room with the young party crowd makes me feel…well…tired. But a lazy tour taken solo with a budget (or a guideline budget of $50US a day) – no real schedule or plans exceptKeep reading »

Travel on the Horizon – An Adventure Right Next Door

My desire to travel – wanderlust – has really kicked in recently.  Call it island fever…call it itchy feet but it’s time to plan a trip.  And I think I found the perfect time… My very favorite thing in the world is travel…well…and dessert…but in second place is planning a trip.  And last year, my bigKeep reading »

My Pared Down Travel Dream List for Central America – IT WILL Be a Reality

Central America, mistakenly I think, is often looked at as a place to enjoy nature and wildlife ONLY.  But as you look closer, it’s a place of colonial cities, art, indigenous cultures, delicious foods, coffee and chocolate, Maya sites, beaches, diving and, yes, tons of gorgeous and often totally foreign, flora and fauna. In NovemberKeep reading »

15 Books that Make Me Want to Travel NOW

15 books that make me want to travel NOW

Since I was small, I’ve been a reader.  And when I find a book that I love…I’ll read it again and again.  Yearly, if not more.  As a kid, those books were the Little House on the Prarie series, Heidi (I read it every single time I was sick)…and later books like Jane Eyre and Rebecca.Keep reading »

12 Things I Did Not Expect AT ALL About Kerala, India

I am generally one who likes to travel without reading too much about a place.  Sure, it helps to know the weather and if any important vaccinations will be needed – but other than that, I like to arrive without someone else’s ideas packed in my head.  And it helped that I was completely caught off guardKeep reading »

Varkala Beach in Kerala: Beach Heaven in India? It Just May Be…

The Kerala Blog Express is officially over.  15 days, 30 bloggers, 25 countries (26 if you include Belize) and a whirlwind tour of the entire state – from mountains, to the gorgeous houseboats to the tea plantations.  But we had only a brief visit at the beach (Kovalam) – and I had read that the beachesKeep reading »