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Tips for Backpacking in Belize

Backpacking in Belize can be both enjoyable and budget friendly if you follow a few basic tips. The country is ideally located in Central America, yet it’s more like a Caribbean island with english as its native tongue, vibrant colors and reggae/ dancehall music all over the place. It is small, safe, easy to explore, […]

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A simple guide to buying Real Estate in Belize

The Belize real estate market is currently hot and I’m here to answer a few of your concerns. You probably Googled this how-to guide because you either saw a Buy Belize commercial or personally visited Belize, dipped your toes in our turquoise waters, climbed the ancient Mayan ruins and ate rice and beans with our […]

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My Growing Appreciation of Spanish Lookout

  Growing up in Belize City I was exposed to a melting pot of cultures. I had friends who were Creole, Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, and visited some of their culture’s settlements. But it was not until 2008 when I was accepted to study at Galen University which is located in the Cayo District that I […]

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Touring Tikal, Guatemala with David Meerman Scott

Many visitors travel to the western part of Belize particularly San Ignacio Town to explore attractions like cascading waterfalls, ceremonial caves, pristine rainforests, jungle rivers, and also visit the spectacular and ancient Maya Metropolis of Tikal in Peten, Guatemala. Just two hours away from the Belizean/ Guatemalan border, Tikal was once the sprawling capital of the […]

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Unique and Outstanding Natural Monuments in Belize

Belize is blessed with unique and outstanding monuments that receive worldwide recognition, the most popular being the Belize Blue Hole. Since Belize is still relatively unknown, these natural wonders remain unspoiled, but this is not only because of a low count of tourists arrivals; this is due to regulations that have been implemented by the […]

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A Trip to Belize As An AFAR Ambassador

I thank social media for knowing someone as awesome as Kirsten. If I remember correctly, I met her via twitter a few years ago – mobile photography was a new thing, and I loved her photos. But what I like the most about her is that she’s super friendly and always up for a good chat […]

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A Family Day at Chaa Creek Lodge

It can be hard to find activities for multi-generational family groups in Belize.  Often activities are too physical for older people or the very young, or not engaging for all ages.  When my parents come to visit I often struggle to think of things we can do together, and now that I have very young […]

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How To Ride A Taxi In Belize

Confession: When I first came to Belize, I could not figure out why cars kept honking at me. Did I just drop something? Was I accidentally walking in their way? Or was it just harass the gringo time? When I finally asked a Belizean friend, she got a good laugh, because all those cars were […]

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Belize Tourism Awards 2013

For the twelfth consecutive year, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has awarded the country’s finest establishments of the travel industry with top honours during the National Tourism Awards. The reception was held on Saturday May 18, 2013 on the secluded Bannister Island, which is two miles from the Belize Barrier Reef and nine miles east-southeast […]

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Meeting “Mommy” Janice, A Local Bush Medicine Healer

My first trip to Belize was in December 2011 through January 2012. It was partially a vacation (since I hadn’t been on vacation in almost 7 years!) and partially a small test my boyfriend, Matt, and I were putting out there. If we survive traveling in Belize for a month, we can survive anything – […]

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