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Mahogany Bay Resort, Ambergris Caye

A Case for Major Hotel Chains in Belize

The advent of Trumpism has led to the rise of protectionism in the US. Put America first and ONLY support American businesses they say. In policy terms, I have seen this in Belize for quite a while. For many years, many of Bowen and Bowen’s products have had an exclusive monopoly in Belize. I remember […]

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Sea Kayaking Adventure at Glovers Reef Atoll

I recently spent two weeks in Belize and I had the most incredible experience. My favourite part was going on a 3-day island adventure where I explored Glovers Reef Atoll by kayak and stand up paddleboard, snorkeled amazing patch reefs, went deep sea fishing, and enjoyed the best beach “camping” experience in Belize. For some […]

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Belize Tourism Statistics and Visitor Market

A couple years ago I wrote an article on who visits Belize the most. Since some time has gone by, I thought it would be great to write an update – the update includes Belize tourism statistics of 2015 and a visitor market share analysis. The analysis may benefit potential visitors and hotels/ tour operators […]

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Belize as a whole is not trending

If you look online, there are countless articles that detail how great the travel industry in Belize is doing. And unfortunately, a lot of people believe it. For example, see Travel Pulse’s post: Tourism in Belize is booming and has the numbers to prove it or the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Arrivals on the Rise in Belize. […]

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Funny Beliefs And Superstitions Of Belize

I should have named this post, funny beliefs and superstitions of OLD Belize, since, for some reason, the younger generation of Belizeans aren’t as superstitious. Actually, when you look at some of the beliefs, you can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous they sound. But of course, I respect and understand why these superstitions played […]

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Peter Tonti

Remembering Peter Tonti

How will you be remembered? Many people live their lives without leaving a mark on society. This isn’t the case for Peter Tonti. Originally from the U.S., after completing a Peace Corps volunteer session in Belize in the 1970s, he decided to permanently live there. He set up shop in the tourism industry and helped […]

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Celebrity hotspots – Where to avoid if you want to escape the media

Hey, are you a celebrity? Are you interested in vacationing in Belize and would like to keep it on the down low and escape the media? Well, I’m here to help. With the rise of social media it seems that everyone has the need to document everything and it’s harder to unplug and really get […]

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Get To Know Belizean Folklore

Every country has fables, some more than others. And Belize’s diverse and vibrant cultures have contributed to one of the most unique and interesting mix of folklores. As a child I recall spending Sunday evenings at my grandparents’ house hearing countless tales of old Belize. Stories that date back before there was any radio or […]

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Havana, Cuba

Unplug from social media

I’ve been away for a while. Away from Toronto, away from blogging and away from SOCIAL MEDIA. What a relief! But don’t get me wrong, I love social media, heck I work in it, but it can consume your life and that’s when it gets bad. You sometimes get so caught up in sharing every […]

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Why I Had A Great Time At #TBEX

As you may or may not know, I’m pretty strict about not publishing content that isn’t Belize related on this blog, however, I’ve decided to share a bit of the experience I had at Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) 2013. TBEX took over Toronto this weekend and that meant that there were a whole lot of […]

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