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5 Things to Love about Belize

5 Things to Love about Belize

A friend and I spent 10 days in Belize staying in Airbnb rentals near villages, shopping for food in local markets, and doing self-guided running tours through towns, rainforests and wildlife sanctuaries. Belizeans were friendly and engaging; they seemed content with...
Savoring San Ignacio

Savoring San Ignacio

Heavy rain overnight left the morning air steeped in mist and fog. Droplets of water rolled off the trees onto our roof. Tropical birds fluttered between tree branches singing and squawking, while roosters crowed and frogs croaked. I emerged from our Airbnb hut on...
Running in Jaguar Territory

Running in Jaguar Territory

“Watch out for the peccaries” the ranger said “they can be mean.” I wasn’t familiar with this term and envisioned an aggressive tropical bird. He noticed the confused expression on my face and continued, “They are pigs with tusks, they travel in herds of 60-80 and...
5 Things to see on Land in Belize

5 Things to see on Land in Belize

Belize is well known by scuba divers and snorkeling fanatics for its thriving reefs off shore. Inland attractions are lesser known and offer immersion of a different sort: tropical rainforests, Mayan ruins, and a mix of Creole, Latino, and Mayan cultures. As a former...
Mayan Ruins at Sunset

Mayan Ruins at Sunset

The El Pilar Mayan ruins in Belize are at the end of a seven-mile access road riddled with deep potholes, slippery mud, and dark narrow stretches that disappear into the throat of the rainforest. Brian and I abandoned our rental car a half mile in and slipped on our...