Travel in Belize

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 »

Is Belize Safe?

Why Even Ask Is Belize Safe?  Traveling is Reward vs Risk Since I write about Belize, I do get questions:  IS BELIZE SAFE?  Is Belize safe for single travelers?  Is Belize safe for women?  For older travelers?  Is it safe to ride the bus in Belize? Let’s start off by saying that Belize is magic. Keep 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 »

The 11 Most Instagrammable Spots in Belize

Belize is so incredibly photogenic.  If you’ve never been, it’s easy to imagine the beautiful reef and the SCUBA diving that the country is so famous for. But Belize, despite our tiny size, is so much more.  Beach, reef, jungle, wildlife, mountains, INCREDIBLE culture all in a country smaller than the state of Massachusetts. And theKeep reading »

My Summer Aspiration List: Slow Season Do’s in Belize, Part One

Summer in Belize.  The weather gets warmer, we start to have rain showers now and again (though mostly at night), tourism slows AND travel prices drop.  It’s also the time when people that live here generally have some time off to enjoy our island a bit more. Though that tends to come hand in handKeep reading »

Sea Front Sarteneja, Belize: A Charming QUIET Village

Sarteneja is a small village on the coast of Northern Belize’s Corozal district that can’t help but charm.  The water is a distinctive chalky aqua, the old style fishing boats are bobbing in the breeze and the white village streets are lined with neat homes and huge almond & mango trees. The village has aKeep reading »

My Journey from Ambergris Caye To Placencia & A Look Around

Belize is a tiny country – but travel, depending on your time and your budget (but mostly your budget), can be time consuming. A few days ago, I took the slow route south – from Ambergris Caye to Placencia.  The quaint, colorful, vibrant village famous for their deep long beach and sidewalk main street. AKeep reading »

Lamanai Landing Hotel and Some Great Tours in Orange Walk, Belize

What is there to see and do in Orange Walk, Belize? Let me show you a few excellent tours.

I do love an invitation.  Last week I signed up for a pretty exciting trip to Orange Walk.  Most exciting because, for years, I was operating under the belief that those who visited the northwest district of Belize were going to see one of Belize’s grandest Mayan sites – Lamanai.  Only. It’s a “do notKeep reading »