Finn Kardashian Does Central America: Episode One

My friend Findley Halliday aka. Finn aka. Finn Kardashian is a born and raised San Pedrano, a local celebrity and socialite (sometimes in his own mind), the bar manager at the beautiful and world-celebrated Rojo Beach Bar, North Ambergris Caye, a fantastic photographer and a creative, FUN, witty, worldly guy who is a blast to Crossfit Keep reading »

San Pedro, Belize to Cancun Airport: You’ve Got Options, Almost Too Many

Summary: Trip hours:  29 McDonald’s Calories consumed:  2100 Large Coffees drunk:  8 Hours of Sleep:  6 in 2 parts Approximate US$ saved:  $400US minus (I subtracted the $99US for the Kindle ordered) About a month or so ago, I booked a trip to the states for a visit.  After the Chocolate Festival in Punta Gorda, beforeKeep reading »

Great Food In Merida, Mexico: Here’s Where I Ate…Very Well

Last week I flew to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan state in Mexico, with Tropic Air.  An hour and a half flight from Belize City and I was totally digging the culture, the history, the art, the architecture, the shopping, the buzz…just being in a large city. I ate often in Merida and IKeep reading »

The Maya History of Merida, Mexico – What I Think Makes it REALLY Special

Perhaps a lazy Saturday blog…pictures rather than words…but not really.  Merida, Mexico is a beautiful colonial city FOR SURE.  But what sets it apart from Antigua, Guatemala or Puebla, Mexico or the other beautiful colonial cities of Latin America (and what links it to Belize) is the Maya – both past and present. Merida wasKeep reading »

Merida, Mexico: I Love So Many Things About this City

I LOVE a city.  I moved to Belize from Manhattan, New York – certainly one of the biggest and most exciting cities on earth.    A move that I do not regret in any way. (Though I wouldn’t mind if my corner bagel shop, Murray’s, opened a branch in San Pedro, Belize.)  I knew thatKeep reading »

Xunantunich Maya Ruins in Cayo: A Must See

Sure it seems a bit lame to pick a favorite when it comes to Mayan Ruins.  (BTW, I hate the word “ruin”…this is hardly something that is wrecked…)  1.  Most of them are pretty awesome…if only for the amazing history and culture they represent.  2.  They are all very different.  Some are very well groomedKeep reading »

A Guide: Travelling from Cancun, Mexico to Belize for Many Budgets

This is one of my most frequently asked questions and my post on the trip from Belize City to Cancun on the overnight bus is one of my most read.It’s just a fact.  Flying into Cancun is usually so much cheaper than flying to Belize City.  There are so many more direct flights, the airportKeep reading »

The Water Taxi and Bus from San Pedro, Belize to Cancun…CANCUN BABY!

I’d been to Cancun a few times in my 20s and had never fallen in love.  Packed with drunken gringos, annoying kids, food chain restaurants and a total lack of all things Mexican…it was great if you could get a long weekend there for $200 but for anymore?  I always picked somewhere else.BUT…I have learnedKeep reading »

The Overnight Bus from Belize City to Cancun: All of The Details

This post has since been UPDATED with additional info and I found the trip a TAD bit easier:  check out this new post from May 2015. Sorry for the delay!I needed to be in Cancun last Sunday morning.  My mother and brother were arriving from Newark, NJ mid-day.  I could take the water taxi fromKeep reading »

Before I Turn 40: My Central American "Bucket List"

Take a look at a map of Central America – the area seems relatively small. But travelling around quickly, cheaply and easily is almost impossible.  If you want to fly to other Central American countries from Belize, you really only have two options.  You can fly to Flores or Guatemala City, Guatemala (neither very farKeep reading »