Moon Belize 2017 Updates: Highlight from Tobacco Caye


There are many scenes in Belize that appear straight out of a watercolor painting. Like the view arriving at Tobacco Caye Paradise Cabins–now owned and operated by Island Expeditions. If I were to pick a spot to completely disconnect from the world (even though there is wi-fi if you need), let my hair down, and live al fresco–this would be one of them.

Days here are long, spent in the water exploring corals and fish, kayaking around the island, hammock-swinging on your over-the-water porch while the resident stingray passes by… or doing nothing at all.

The next edition of Moon Belize will be published in the Fall of 2017.

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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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  1. Stephanie 9 December, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    Love seeing these highlights Lily! A couple of friends of mine went to Tobacco Caye this year and had a really great time. Unplugging on a tropical island sounds pretty good right about now…:) Can’t wait to buy the new edition when it comes out.

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 20 December, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

    Thank you so much, Stephanie! It has been a busy past week. Unplugging is definitely the way to go in Belize. 🙂 Hope we will link up there one day!

  3. Agness of Fit Travel 27 April, 2017 at 11:05 AM #

    This place is breathtaking! Thanks a bunch for sharing such an amazing place with us, Lily!

  4. Lebawit Lily Girma 17 May, 2017 at 7:56 AM #

    My pleasure! Thanks for reading. I hope you make it to Tobacco Caye!

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