Belize’s Cayo District: Iguanas and Spiders and Owls, Oh My!

It’s no larger than Massachusetts and home to only about 330,000 people, but Belize is a geographic and cultural melting pot. This we noted as soon as we crossed the border from northern Guatemala’s Tikal and Flores area into Belize’s Cayo District, where we spent four days of our recent trip.

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The Thing About Belikin Beer

“Well, the thing about Belikin beer is that it’s perfect.” This was the response of Oswaldo, one of our Belizean waiters, when I noted that the company Belikin seemed to have a lock-down on the Belize beer market. The implied logic of his statement made sense: When you already have perfection in a bottle, why […]

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Tikal Ruins & Flores Area (Guatemala)

What can I say? I’m smitten. Belize has won me over on our very first date. Shon and I have spent just a handful of days exploring the country’s reef and rainforest, and I already want to move in, tie the knot, and settle down for good. Maybe it’s the rum punch talking, but I […]

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Belize Bound!

I’m excited. Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on Viaventure’s June newsletter, and today, Shon and I are heading to Belize! (Well, after a quick stop in northern Guatemala first.) We’re taking a two-week trip to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. TEN YEARS. That’s a lot of days, hours, and minutes. Enough to have photos of […]

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What to do Next: Eat Like a Local in Guatemala, Honduras & Belize

A while back, I mentioned that I freelance for a travel company here in Guatemala, but I never really talked about what exactly I do. Please put down the gun. I swear that I’m not going to bore you to death with a job summary now. I would, however, like to share with you one […]

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