Category Archives: TRAVEL TIPS

Publication Update & A Note: “The hidden beauty of Garifuna Belize” on CNN Travel

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I’m super pleased to share — especially for those not on my Facebook page — my latest article for CNN Travel, “The hidden beauty of Garifuna Belize,” with my advice on ways to experience the vibrant Garifuna culture, and encouraging travelers to venture south of Belize. The majority of businesses and activities cited in the article are locally-owned and operated and I am grateful to each of them for sharing their culture with me during my many visits to Belize, which started long before Moon Belize.

As a side note – I’m also glad to see this piece published at this moment in time, in light of all the very recent news and upset about Norwegian Cruise Lines purchasing an island off the southern coast, and announcing, in a recent meeting, future plans to offer up the most sacred Garifuna ritual — the dugu ceremony — as entertainment for cruise ship passengers. I feel compelled to share, given my >> Continue reading »

Postcard of The Week: Belize’s Toledo District

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Don’t sleep on Belize’s southernmost district: Toledo. Most travelers don’t make it this far south on their first trip to Belize, but nature buffs would do well to take a closer look.

This was taken at one of my favorite parks, where I spent this past Sunday swimming in a beautiful 20-feet waterfall’s pool, eating, listening to live music and basking in nature all day long.

Stay tuned to the next edition of Moon Belize (Fall 2013) for my best tips on things to do and see in the Toledo District!