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Sunshine & Stilettos’ Quick Travel Guide to Belize

Over the past couple of years I’ve received numerous emails from readers with questions on the places I visit – from advice on where to stay, to what to do and how to make a stay unique. Most folks – including myself – need travel direction and ideas on where to begin exploring a country. So I’ve decided to help my readers out by putting together brief country guides – a lay of the land, if you will, to help you figure out what part of the country to visit according to your personal interests. No two visits are ever the same – and nor should they be. These guides are meant as starting points and I hope you find them useful in launching your own solo (or couple) adventure.

The first destination guide: Belize. It’s the country I get the most questions about and probably one of the least known. It’s also one I know fairly well now, after spending three months there as a Road Warrior (writer/blogger and photographer in-residence) for the Belize Tourism Board and an additional two and a half months independently.

Belize Travel Guide

‘Caribbean jewel’ in Central America


It’s easy to overlook Belize. It’s in a small corner facing the Caribbean sea and next to its larger, tourist-popular neighbors Mexico and Guatemala. Not to mention, most people think all there is to do there is diving or fishing, or that it’s expensive.

Belize does have the second longest barrier reef in the world after Australia’s, just a short hour and a half boat ride away from >> Continue reading »