March 2021

March 2021

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March 19, 2021

My husband, Dave, and I recently had the opportunity to move onto a boat temporarily at Robert's Grove Marina, 10 minutes' drive north of Placencia Village. So, I want to share some more details about liveaboard in Belize, based on this personal experience.

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.

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.

October 2020

October 2020

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October 23, 2020

Many of the new builds in Belize come with plots that have been completely cleared, and in addition have often had a layer of white marl or limestone laid on them, so you are working with a completely blank and infertile canvas—not a plant or tree in sight.

September 2020

September 2020

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September 19, 2020

It might surprise you to learn how many expats live "off-the-grid" in Belize. Expats going off-grid have to generate their own power, and collect their own water, rather than connecting to Belize Electric Ltd. (BEL) or to the Belize Water Service (BWS).

August 2020

August 2020

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August 20, 2020

Six years ago, my husband and I retired and made Corozal our winter home. It's a decision we have not regretted. Many visitors to Belize experience only the islands and beach communities, but there is much more to the country. Corozal Town, in the north on Corozal Bay, offers beautiful sea vistas and a rich history.

July 2020

July 2020

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July 23, 2020

Belize is a top-class fishing destination for lots of reasons. The country has a long coastline, with 200 cayes offshore, plus 18 major rivers, creating a natural marine environment. Home to the world's second largest barrier reef, Belize boasts over 500 species of fish and many other types of marine wildlife.

June 2020

June 2020

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June 25, 2020

How about building your perfect custom home on a few acres of your own land, free from the pressures of permits and architects and construction complications? Add saving money by living off-grid and growing your own food...and you can see why my American expat friend did exactly this.