Category Archive: BELIZE

One Year of Travel in Latin America!

One Year of Travel in Latin America! Wowie! November 1, 2016 marks exactly one year since I set out on my very first explorations of Latin America. To kick that off I flew from Florida to Guatemala on Nov. 1, 2015. The date is supremely easy to remember – Nov. 1st marks the annual Day …

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My Recommendations for Guest Houses and Hostels in Belize

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My Recommendations for Guest Houses and Hostels in Belize This January, 2016, I explored Belize for one whole month, traveling from the southernmost town of Punta Gorda to one of Belize’s most northern towns – Corozal – near the border of Mexico. During that time I traveled on a rather tight backpacker’s budget, staying in …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Caye Caulker – Belize

Caye Caulker - Belize

PHOTO GALLERY: Caye Caulker – Belize see photos of Caye Caulker here Caye Caulker is a small, beautiful laid-back island lying within the 185-mile-long Belizean Barrier Reef. It’s one of Belize’s most popular travel destinations. Located just one hour by high-speed ferry from Belize City, the island makes an easy weekend get-away for city residents …

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24 Tips for Keeping Costs Low in Belize

24 Tips for Keeping Costs Low in Belize Last week I wrote about how much it costs to travel in Belize on a tight budget, showing that this Central American country is not nearly as expensive as most people would have you believe. In fact, I estimate that Belize is well within the means of …

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Costs of Budget Travel in Belize in 2016

Costs of Budget Travel in Belize in 2016 Belize is considered an expensive travel destination. In fact, it’s said to be one of the most expensive countries in Central America. As a result, most budget travelers pass through Belize very quickly en route to Mexico to the north or Guatemala to the south. Some backpackers …

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14 Things I Love About Belize

colorful beach chairs at Placencia - Belize

14 Things I Love About Belize 1. Vibrant Colors Anyone who knows me even a smidgen has noticed that I absolutely adore bold, vibrant colors. In this regard, I fit right into Belize, where boldly-colored houses, hotels, bars, beach chairs and buses are the norm. Just looking at all these gorgeous colors every day makes …

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Introduction to Belize

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INTRODUCTION TO BELIZE Belize is the smallest country of Central America’s seven nations. Roughly the size of New Jersey, USA or Wales, UK, Belize is located along the Caribbean Sea, wedged between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. Belize’s collection of tiny Caribbean islands and extensive reef system are probably …

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NEWS: Change of Travel Plans!

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NEWS: Change of Travel Plans! Oops. My one-month off-grid jungle adventure in the heart of Guatemala’s Rio Dulce, that I had so eagerly anticipated for several months, was a bust! Darn it. The small eco-resort I went to volunteer at was wonderful, just as I’d expected. The beautiful wood & thatch buildings are fantastic. The …

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