Publication News and Updates: Belize’s September Celebrations on Travel and Escape Channel

I have some super duper news to share with everyone tomorrow!! Yes I’ll finally be spilling *those* beans – most of you on my Facebook Page know that I’ve been hinting and anxious to announce some fantastic news but I couldn’t until contracts were signed… you know, the ink had to dry and reach both ends. And now I can write the blog post about it, so tomorrow it is (don’t kill me).


In the meantime, I’m happy to share my feature on Belize’s September Celebrations, published today on Canada’s Travel and Escape Channel.

I’m especially tickled because many aren’t aware of Belize’s September Celebrations – but they should be!  It’s an amazing THREE whole weeks of parties, festivities, cultural events all across the country, leading up to Independence Day on September 21.

Yesterday two friends emailed me from Belize, both saying “Lily! It was this time last year you were in Belize!! Can you believe?”

Indeed. Today is Belize City Carnival – the big kick off –  and a year to the date, there I was, shooting and jumping with everyone and going to literally every single major event all month. This culture-holic (and the photographer in me) was in heaven.

I hope you enjoy the piece and share it with friends.  Please do feel free to comment directly on T+E’s site as well (below the article or the gallery). And don’t miss my additional gallery published here.



Stayed tuned for my upcoming publications in the next weeks on CNNGo, BBC Travel, American Airlines’ American Way and Ms. Magazine.

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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning, Ethiopian-American travel writer, photographer and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize, Moon Belize Cayes, and Moon Dominican Republic (October 2016). Her work focuses on Caribbean culture and adventure, and has been published in AFAR, CNN Travel, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Every Day With Rachael Ray, among many others. Lily is also the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for her Caribbean coverage, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–she speaks four languages fluently and has lived in Cote d’Ivoire, England, Jamaica, Belize, the Dominican Republic and traveled to some 30+ countries around the world. Last but not least, she is a former corporate attorney who ditched her Washington DC office for the road in 2009 to pursue her dream of becoming a storyteller. Lily holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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