Travel in Belize

Is Belize Safe To Visit? 2022 Update From Someone Who Lives Here

Why Even Ask Is Belize Safe To Visit?  Traveling Anywhere is Reward vs Risk Since I write about Belize and I moved here over 15 years ago as a single woman, I do get questions:  IS BELIZE SAFE TO TRAVEL?  Is Belize safe for tourists?  Is Belize safe for women?  For solo female travelers?  ForKeep reading »

Languages of Belize & Do I Need to Speak Spanish To Visit/Live In Belize?

The Languages of Belize When it comes to the languages of Belize as well as the cultures, our country is an anomaly in Central America. Tiny Belize’s official language is English.  English speakers, a former British colony called British Honduras and still part of the British commonwealth, surrounded by many larger Spanish-speaking countries. Note:  WeKeep reading »

Dreaming of Vacation in Belize? I’ve Got Some Ideas!

Are you dreaming of a vacation in Belize right now?  That’s crazy because I am TOO! I know that many people who hear that I live on an island in the Caribbean…that I reside full time in Belize…think that all is perfect here.  That I am “living the dream” and would have no desire…no needKeep reading »

Belize is SO Different: And Here’s Why…

Belize is Not Just “Some Caribbean Island”…Waterfalls and Coral Reef and Amazing Culture and FOOD and Welcoming Belizeans and…. Maybe you have never been to Belize.  Maybe right now you are dipping your toe back into travel planning or you have a bag backed and are READY NOW.  You are trying to decide between aKeep reading »

A Guide: Eight Tips for Traveling By Bus in Belize

Travel Cheap in Belize - BUS! See the country with the locals. Here are some critical tips

How To Successfully Travel Belize by Bus – The BUDGET Way to Travel But There are Some Compromises… Belize is a very small country with a very small population (about 350,000 people) and only a handful of highways.  The width of Belize maxes out at 68 miles wide – the length at only 170 miles!Keep reading »

Orchid Bay Belize: Modern Beauty Planned for An Established Community

Orchid Bay Development and Community in Northern Belize   Who, What, Where, When and Why Visit Orchid Bay? Just recently I jumped on a short flight from Ambergris Caye to Corozal, Belize to visit a growing and changing but not totally new development project at Orchid Bay Belize.  I’ve been seeing the advertisements for it….poppingKeep reading »

Fascinating Find in the Jungles of Belize: A Confederate Sugar Mill

Belize is a country of surprises.  It’s in Spanish speaking Central America but almost seems more like a Caribbean island.   It’s a land that seems to be filled with those doing their own thing… You’ll find modern fields of soy and corn being sprayed by crop dusters and leveled with state of the art technologyKeep reading »

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

Hopkins is a beach town in Southern Belize (population 1500ish) that has really held on to its roots as a Garifuna Village.  Well maybe that’s the wrong way to say it…it hasn’t held onto anything.  It is a tiny Garifuna Village.   A friendly place on a long strip of beach that will have youKeep reading »

TEDxBelmopan: Inspiring Belize From the Ground Up

Everyone knows TED talks.  It all started in 1984 as a one time media conference – featuring a handful of short talks about a new trend:  the convergence of design, technology and entertainment.   The talks have grown into a global phenomenon – viral videos sparking global discussions. You can get a feel for the topicsKeep reading »

Tips For Handling Money in Belize: Belize Currency & USD Accepted

Tips for Handling Money when You Visit Belize- from ATM Machines to the Exchange Rate

Money and Belize Currency Conversions I get lots of questions from first time visitors about money in Belize — does everyone accept credit cards, do shops accept US dollars, do ATM machines take US or foreign cards?  It’s just smart travel planning.  So here is a break-down of the basics of money and Belize Currency.Keep reading »

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

Blogging in Belize has its ups and downs – and that’s probably true anywhere.  From the totally non-glamorous – like looking at site statistics and answering “a what?  you can make money at that?” to the most fun parts – like traveling and meeting some of the most interesting people in the country. But a fewKeep reading »