2 Excellent Reasons to Visit Belize: Caye Caulker & Lobster Fest

“No shirt, no shoes, no problem.” A refrain you see all over Belize, it’s nearly a mantra on the island of Caye Caulker. It’s a great notion, and I love the sentiment behind it. But as someone who can’t stand sandy bare feet and who has to bathe in sunblock to avoid crisping like bacon, […]

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Belize, I Love You (and your god-awful puns)

On New Year’s Day, Shon and I were chatting about our 2013 highs and lows and realized that we both considered our trip to Belize a definite high. We visited last June for our 10-year anniversary and stayed for two weeks. I blogged about a bit of our adventure (including on the wilds of western […]

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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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