February 2021

February 2021

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February 10, 2021

This area used to be truly a local secret. The first time I came to Belize in early 2014, the main road north of the bridge was full of potholes and extremely difficult to navigate. Within a couple years, the road was paved, making the area north of the bridge more accessible and popular.

January 2021

January 2021

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January 21, 2021

The lack of government interference in our daily lives is a major attraction to many of us who settle in Belize. It's true, the perpetually bureaucratic government doesn't bother you much—but they provide minimal infrastructure as well.

A Profitable, Eco-Friendly Business in the Cayo

A Profitable, Eco-Friendly Business in the Cayo

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January 10, 2021

In 2004, Rebecca Henrich moved with her family to Belize in search of a simpler, more affordable life. She and her husband are passionate environmentalists and wanted their kids to grow up in a nature-filled environment where the family could grow their own crops, use solar power, and live according to ecological, sustainable principles.

December 2020

December 2020

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December 18, 2020

The good news is that the threatened three-hour wait did not materialize. The load on my flight was so light that we left Houston (my departure point in the U.S.) early and arrived in Belize half-an-hour ahead of schedule.

November 2020

November 2020

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November 17, 2020

Caring for your money as an expat can get complicated. Your first question might be—how safe and secure are my funds in Belize? You would ask that in any bank, but it's more important when you consider Belize is a young country and has different banking protocols.

From Mysterious Vacation Island to Super-Social Beach-Town Home

From Mysterious Vacation Island to Super-Social Beach-Town Home

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October 25, 2020

It was late December 2010, and I still hadn’t made vacation plans. I sat down at the computer, and with one Google search, my whole life changed. I entered a search for “warm places to go in January,” and San Pedro, Belize popped up in the top 10. If I’m being honest, I didn’t even know where Belize was. However, I was too tired to do any follow-up, so for the first time in my type-A life, I booked a trip without thoroughly researching it.