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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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Postcards from Banana Bank Lodge, Belize

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When I love a place and I’m invited back for a stay, it’s a no brainer to return. That’s the case with the Carr family and Banana Bank Lodge–one of the longest running jungle lodges and horseback riding havens in Belize. The Carr family moved to the Belmopan area decades ago, when Belize was still known as British Honduras, pre-independence, and when there were barely roads nor electricity.

My first stay at Banana Bank dates back two years, while working on the first edition of Moon Belize, and I was taken aback by the verdant 4,000 acres–from the riverfront lodge with thatch cabanas and paintings by renowned artist Carolyn Carr, to vast rainforests and farm lands. And of course, horses… over 90 of them. All of this, just a

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