In the spirit of Belize’s Independence and just three weeks left to go in my Road Warrior program, I thought I’d add my two cents on
why I love Belize – as a traveler, visitor, writer and photographer.
1. You can go from rainforest to beach in no time
I can hike the rainforests for half a day, then water taxi over to one of the Cayes or offshore islands by sunset. Gotta love it.
2. The cultural wealth is astounding
I can’t remember the last time I visited a place as diverse as Belize. In Punta Gorda, I was stunned every day at the number of folks I ran into in a five-minute span. Mennonite, Garifuna, Mestizo, Kriol and Maya. As a writer it means lots of rich stories and experiences.
3. There are no massive all-inclusives
Unlike some parts of the Caribbean, the views are not majorly obstructed by monstrous amounts of concrete (no offense to the AI’s of the world).
4. It attracts the “active” type of traveler
Most of the visitors I’ve met here have a spirit and love of adventure. They want to know other cultures and come here out of a sheer desire to get off the beaten path, and have fun of course! >>> Continue reading