Media Update: UN Women’s I am Woman Global Digital Campaign

A couple of months ago, I was invited to contribute and join the UN Women’s new digital campaign “I am (wo)man,” currently underway.

 The campaign seeks to share simple stories of change due to women’s economic empowerment. The stories come from women and men from every walk of life and from nearly every country in the world.

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Postcard: Portraits of Belize Tour Guides

Over the next few days, as I finally wrap up my second edition of Moon Belize (hurrah! due out November 2015), I thought I would share images captured along my latest travels around Belize, since September, that somehow never made the blog.

One such series of photos are portraits of some of my favorite local tour guides. They are, in my humble opinion, the unsung heroes of Belize’s tourism industry. They keep me abreast of the latest in their areas every year and help me complete my research while making it fun in the process. And many times, behind the scenes, they’re carrying my bags while I shoot, hike, snorkel, take notes, and completing a dozen other tasks.

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Meet Captain Ian Forte of EZ Boy Tours–a native of Caye Caulker, working for a

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