Travel in Belize

A Special Mystic River Resort Tour: Sapodilla Falls and Blancaneaux Cave

After a day at the ATM Cave and then a gorgeous braised goat in red wine meal, I fell into my comfy bed at Mystic River Resort at about 7:30pm. I really really REALLY tried to stay awake but by about 7:39pm, I was out for the night.

While the ATM cave does not leave you winded or have you performing any moves that require great strength, you body is trying to stabilize much of the time and I was sore in areas that are rarely sore. Like my ankles and my hands (from just gripping the sides of the cave), the quiet

Finn Kardashian Backpacks BELIZE! A Trip To San Ignacio

Over the past month or so, we followed my SUPER FUN and talented friend Finn on a pretty awesome adventure – from his home town and the place of his birth, San Pedro, Belize, all the way down to Panama City.  All backpacking.  But all done Finn’s way.  We’ve named it the Finn Kardashian way.Keep reading »

Road Trip with Chef Sean Kuylen: Buying Belize

I am a giant fan of Chef Sean Kuylen.  Born and raised in Dangriga, Belize, trained informally, first by his family and then formally, at cooking school in the states, he returned to Belize to work at beautiful resorts like Hamanasi in Hopkins and Ka’ana in Cayo.  He has BOUNDLESS enthusiasm for Belize and local food. JustKeep reading »

From San Pedro to Hopkins, Belize To Help: It’s NEVER Been Hipper to Snip

Yesterday, for most of the day, I made my way south for a volunteer veterinary clinic held by the AMAZING Hopkins Humane Society.   A relatively recent operation – founded in 2008 – that is…well…kicking ass in the village of Hopkins (population around 1000) and around Belize. Spaying and neutering dogs (over 1100 last year alone!),Keep reading »

El Gran Mestizo Hotel, Orange Walk & Heading Back Home

I JUST got back from Belize’s North-Westernist district, Orange Walk.  The 4th largest town in Belize (can you name the first three?) is getting ready for their biggest event of the year – the September 21st, Belize’s 33rd birthday celebrations. Since I can’t be there for that day – the very IDEA of missing SanKeep reading »

An Easy Journey From San Pedro to Orange Walk, A Town READY For Independence Day

Yesterday I planned a morning water taxi to start my trip to Orange Walk, Belize.  Sugar City.  An area of agriculture – primarily sugar cane – Spanish speakers, food, Mestizo culture, rum, Maya sites like Lamanai and the unofficial capital city of Belize’s Independence celebrations. Many will attest that the parade on September 21st inKeep reading »