Author Archives: 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.

Now In Stock: Moon Belize 2017 and Belize Cayes 2017

    

They’re officially here, in stock and available for order: my 2017 editions of Moon Belize (2017) and Moon Belize Cayes (2017).

Updated, with new photos, improved itineraries, and new adventures across beautiful Belize.

Get your copy from a USA bookstore, or order from Amazon.

And be sure to follow Moon Guides’  Instagram account – they will be featuring my photographs of Belize during the entire month of November.

Happy Travels!

Happy 36th Independence Day, Belize

Wishing a happy 36th Independence Day to beautiful Belize, and all my Belizean friends. May you celebrate and enjoy your day fully, for we do not know what tomorrow will bring!

My thoughts are with all those who have suffered tragic losses over the last weeks from Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria (currently off our coast here in the Dominican Republic), or in the earthquake in Mexico. Such tragic times. Let’s hope it is over, and let’s each open up our hearts and pockets to help people in need in the Caribbean, and in Mexico. Any amount helps.