Travel in Belize

A Quick Look Around Independence, Belize Or Is it Mango Creek?

The town of Independence is not a tourist hotspot (YET – the cruise ships are coming!) but its well known in the country for other reasons.  1.  It’s the home of Big Creek, the deep water port that is the hub of the oil and fruit industries.  Here is the home of the Banana GrowersKeep 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 »

After Orange Walk, An Unexpected Night in Belize City

I am here in rainy Belize City.  My fault really.  Yesterday I visited the amazing Lamanai Mayan Ruins (SO green after all of this rain), hopped on a 3:30pm bus from Orange Walk town (aka Suga City) to Belize City and missed the last boat, the 5:30pm, to Ambergris. Here’s the Old Masters’ Rum headquarters inKeep reading »

Tropic Air Now Flies From Belize to Roatan, Honduras: The First Flight!

Roatan (and the other bay islands of Honduras) have quite a bit in common with Belize.  They were heavily influenced by their British colonists and most people speak English or Kriol.  They are surrounded by a gorgeous barrier reef and famous for snorkeling and diving.   There is a small Garifuna popluation on the EastKeep reading »

Seine Bight, Placencia Peninsula: Food, People and Lola’s Art

On the same peninsula and only about 5 miles north from Placencia is the village of Seine Bight (pronounced Sane Bite).   So close by, yet so so different, Bight is a Garifuna village to Placencia’s tiny Creole and Gringo population.  (Like how I use “Gringo” as a ethnic term for my people?) At myKeep reading »