Archive for the ‘Belize’ Category

Competing in the Belize Triathlon: Not Such a Breeze

Competing in the Belize Triathlon: Not Such a Breeze
Lost Girl, Cassidy Jackson-Carroll, shares her experience running her first triathlon while in Belize. ***** Having arrived in Belize to teach Physical Education for a year, the first question many people asked me was if I was going to compete in the Belize Lionman Triathlon in five weeks time! Sports...
April 30th, 2010 | Belize, Fitness & Workouts, Sports & Games | Read More

Lost in Belize VIII: Finding R&R in Placencia

Lost in Belize VIII: Finding R&R in Placencia
After going on so many adventures, I decided to check out Placencia’s spa scene. Besides having kayaks, windsurfing boards, and a dive center, The Inn at Robert’s Grove has the Sea Spa to help counteract all that adrenaline. Treatments range from natural facials to seaweed body wraps to a...
March 23rd, 2010 | Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!
Belize’s mix of lush rainforests, labyrinth of underground caves, and Mayan ruins make this Central American country the perfect place for adventure. For diving and seeing reef sharks, Ambergris Caye is an easy choice. But if you want to experience more of the Mayan culture, hike to ancient ruins,...
March 22nd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, Travel Philosophy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Belize VI: Following the Chocolate Trail

Lost in Belize VI: Following the Chocolate Trail
By Holly C. Corbett LG Executive Editor ***** The district of Toledo, cradled between the Mayan Mountains and the Caribbean Ocean, is a 50-minute flight from Belize City and has been called the birthplace of chocolate. Ancient Mayans once used the cacao bean as a currency, and even wore it as jewelry....
March 16th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda
I admit it: the biggest reason I visited Punta Gorda, Belize’s smallest and southernmost town, was because I was following my stomach. Well, I was actually  following the cacao trail to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and there’s a place in town that calls itself  “the...
March 12th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Belize, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Belize III: Where to Eat in Ambergris Caye

Lost in Belize III: Where to Eat in Ambergris Caye
Though traditional Belizean cuisine features many fried dishes, such as the fry jacks or fried corn tortillas, there’s plenty of healthy fare to be found in Ambergris Caye, such as grilled red snapper caught daily, tropical fruits platters, and conch ceviche. Here’s a roundup of my favorite...
March 9th, 2010 | Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews | Read More

Lost in Belize IV: Balancing Your Mind-Body-Spirit

Lost in Belize IV: Balancing Your Mind-Body-Spirit
source: goambergriscaye.com Scuba diving. Kayaking. Parasailing. There are plenty of adventures to be had in Ambergris Caye, but the island’s idyllic scenery and the locals’ slower pace make it a natural setting for letting go of stress. Here are some spots that’ll help get you back...
March 9th, 2010 | Belize, Cabins & Camping, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Fitness & Workouts, Hotels & Resorts, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Lost in Belize I: Diving the Blue Hole

Lost in Belize I: Diving the Blue Hole
I’d always wanted to see Belize after hearing Jen and Amanda’s tales of petting nurse sharks and doing wall dives when they visited before our round-the-world trip. So I made my way to the small country (roughly the size of New Hampshire) and the only English-speaking nation in Central America...
February 26th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Central and South America, Lost Girls, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More