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20 Reasons I Love Belize

Enjoying sunset on EZ Boyz Tours' catamaran in Caye CaulkerSpending an afternoon in Punta Gorda with musician, cultural and national hero, Paul NaborDecked out in Belizean colors for CarnivalEnjoying a mud mask at Maruba Spa - probably the silliest I have ever looked!Fishing with Anglers Abroad and voted Best Fishing Guide in Belize, Ken Coc - in Caye CaulkerFooling around on an ancient Mennonite road grader in Barton CreekCanoeing through Barton Creek Cave with Pacz ToursReflecting from the top of Xunantunich in Cayo

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 »