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  • Lazy Caribbean beach
    Sail on the Queen Mary, visit New Zealand, sun in Belize
    This week’s deals include transatlantic cruises, an adventure in New Zealand, and a resort in sunny Belize.The Cunard Line, home of the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, and Queen Mary 2 is offering great deals on transatlantic sailings...
  • Belize
    Belize: My favorite paradise
    Do you love the ocean, white sand and jungle adventure?Are you dying to go to the Caribbean, but are worried about your budget?If you answered YES to both questions, then I have your answer: Belize! While cost of living and travel soar in most...
  • Cruise ship denied entry to Belize for Ebola exposed passenger on board
    Dallas hospital worker on cruise ship Ebola exposed: Belize denies ship entry
    A cruise ship is anchored off the shores of Belize after being denied entry to the country because an American lab worker on board was possibly exposed to Ebola. The unnamed person followed the voluntary quarantine protocol and remained...
  • Pool and beach at Chabil Mar Villas
    Barefoot luxury in Placencia, Belize - Chabil Mar Villas
    story and photos by John LamkinThe driver took us a short way along this narrow peninsula that is Placencia, through the heavy, expertly carved, gigantic wooden gates and into this eye-popping lush tropical paradise. We had arrived at Chabil Mar...
  • CONCACAF Champions League
    Belize ejected from CONCACAF Champions League for unplayable stadium
    This week, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced that Belize's entry, the Belmopan Bandits, was ejected from 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League competition after the field at Belize...
  • Cacao in Belize
    Chocolate: You don't have to eat it to enjoy it
    Although I cannot imagine excluding chocolate from my diet - at least in moderation - there are times when we need to abstain if for no other reason than to stop the expansion of our hips. When those days come, you will be happy to know there are...
  • Hopkins Bay Resort, View from our deck
    Luxury stay in the land of the Garifuna, Hopkins Bay Resort, Belize
    Story and photos by Susanna StarrIn a world where many of us regularly carry electronic devices that have replaced the day-planner previously used to help keep our lives on track, there are still some places to leave all that behind for a while....
  • Robert's Grove Resort from dock
    Robert’s Grove Beach Resort – Caribbean luxury in Placencia, Belize
    story and photos by Susanna StarrThis condo style resort hotel has something for everyone. Located on one of the exquisite pristine Caribbean beaches in newly developing Placencia, Robert’s Grove Beach Resort is the perfect vacation getaway...
  • Water water hyacinth at Chabil Mar Villas
    Chabil Mar, Placencia, Belize, Central America – an exclusive boutique resort
    story and photos by Susanna StarrIf your dream vacation holds visions of palm trees softly swaying on a stretch of pristine, white sand beach on the shores of the Caribbean waters, as does mine, this can very well be the place for you. And, if...
  • The Beach at Chabil Mar
    Int'l Food Wine & Travel Writers Assoc. awards five Certificates of Appreciation
    story and photos by John LamkinThe International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) awarded five prestigious Certificates of Appreciation to industry partners in Belize, Central America for their gracious hospitality, continuing...
  • Tiburon double aged rum
    Tiburon double aged rum from Belize
    A double barreled aged rum from the Central American country of Belize, Tiburon is a small batch hand crafted spirit made from molasses at an old family owned distillery near the shores of the Caribbean Sea.After initial time resting in American...
  • Pelican Reef Villas
    White sands, pelicans, coral reefs, Pelican Reef Villas, Ambergris Caye, Belize
    story and photos by Susanna StarrBelize’s Ambergris Caye is a destination for those looking for the ambiance of a small Caribbean Island within easy distance from most large cities in the U.S. Flying into Belize City, the small town of San...
  • Tad Bradley at EverGreen Escapes seminar
    EverGreen Escapes travel series - Guatemala and Belize
    On Thursday, Dec. 5 EverGreen Escapes hosted its monthly travel seminar, this time highlighting Guatemala and Belize. The Escape Your Everyday Adventure Travel Series takes place at Columbia Sportswear in downtown Seattle on the second Thursday of...
  • Missing Belize missionary Brian Townsend
    Belize visit leads to body find
    Kory Townsend went to Belize after his elderly missionary father was reported missing in the country by the older man's Valley of Peace apartment cook. Now authorities report that a body found in Guatelmala might be that of 64-year-old Brian...
  • Lamanai High Temple
    Introducing an all-new Belize Vacation Adventure package
    Island Expeditions, just introduced their new all-inclusive Belize vacation package, the Coral Atoll and Maya Rainforest Adventure. The all-exclusive Belize excursion combines an out of the way reef experience on Lighthouse Reef Atoll, then...